Monthly Archives: December 2011

Artichoke and Spinach Relish with Walnuts

I’m so remiss in not sharing this recipe with you earlier and for that you may pelt me with canned artichoke hearts.  I deserve it.  I have been making this for years and it’s one of my favorite appetizers ever.  … Continue reading

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The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook: Roasted Smashed Potatoes

As promised, these potatoes deliver both the fluffy interior of a baked potato and the crispy exterior of a french fry (without the deep frying).  They are absolutely heavenly and will you will forget any weirdness you felt when crushing potatoes … Continue reading

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Girl in the Kitchen: Asparagus Linguine with Almond Butter Crisp

This would be a fairly straightforward pasta dish — asparagus, baby arugula and olive oil — before you add the almond butter crisp.  And please, take a moment to fully absorb that that concept: Almond.  Butter.  Crisp.  It’s nuts and … Continue reading

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Girl in the Kitchen: Pork and Apple Ragu with Parparadelle

One thing I’m learning very quickly about our friend Miss Stephanie Izard is that she is not about the 30-minute meal.  Like most professional chefs, she loves the kitchen and gets paid to be in it all day and kind … Continue reading

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The Next Book: Girl in the Kitchen

Is Stephanie Izard’s Chicago restaurant Girl and the Goat the hardest reservation in town these days? I don’t know but I do know I have had three separate conversations in recent weeks about strategies for getting in, and that is … Continue reading

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