Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Do not be alarmed at the quantity of garlic in this traditional French dish. Baking the garlic in the oven along with the bird softens and mellows it to a piquant, sumptuous sweetness, with none of the harsh pungency of the raw bulb. As you eat, squeeze the contents...
Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

This delicious, filling, vegetarian stew combines winter squash, beans, peppers, and onions with interesting seasonings such as cocoa, cinnamon, and cumin. If you'd like to add meat, use cooked sausage, bacon, or high-quality ground beef pork, chicken, or turkey.
Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

When I make this roasted veggie sauce, I do a holy load. We sometimes pick up as many as eight bags of booty this time of year and need to use it or lose it. I freeze most of it, but I give a lot of it away as a smooth sauce. My friends’ faces light up when I walk...
Ensalada Zapatista (Zapatista Salad)

Ensalada Zapatista (Zapatista Salad)

This refreshing Mexican salad is not a taco salad (no meat or cheese), but it combines those same distinctive flavors of tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, limes, avocado, cucumber, and tortilla chips. It goes down easy when the temperatures are soaring and the summer...
Basmati Rice with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Onion

Basmati Rice with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Onion

This is a lovely side dish that is delicious on its own or as a light but satisfying side dish with heavier entrées. Basmati is a type of long, slender-grained aromatic rice traditionally from India. You can use any type of mushroom for this dish, but oyster,...
Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

This beautiful, light dish is a celebration of spring flavors. Feel free to substitute any vegetables in season, including ramps, green garlic (in place of the cloves), and morels (instead of white button mushrooms).
Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend that is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Not for the faint of heart, this spicy mixture usually includes chile peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. You can...
Boursin Dip

Boursin Dip

Add other fresh herbs to taste—rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, summer savory, sage—any or all, it’s all good. If necessary, thin with sour cream or yogurt to the desired dipping consistency. I make this dip at least a day ahead to let the flavors...
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