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...
Apple-Chile Cobbler

Apple-Chile Cobbler

This cobbler starts out tamely enough, with the usual apples and the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. But then the unexpected punch of roasted chile peppers kicks in, giving this classic dessert uncommon depth, savoriness, and personality.
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.
Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

When we mentioned cilantro pesto on one of those occasions of abundant herbs, someone asked, “What the heck do you do with it?” Dot it on a cornmeal crust as the base for a Mexican-style pizza. Use it as the binding sauce with basil pad thai noodles and shrimp. Make...
Easy-As-Pie Rhubarb Pie

Easy-As-Pie Rhubarb Pie

This is a truly easy, incredibly delicious pie that looks like it takes much more effort than it actually does. Once you start eating it, none of that matters,...
Pear & Watercress Salad

Pear & Watercress Salad

This is a lovely, earthy fall salad that uses lemon juice and truffle oil to make a delicious vinaigrette. If you don't have truffle oil, you can substitute a good quality extra-virgin olive oil.
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...
Carrot Slaw

Carrot Slaw

This light, refreshing carrot slaw makes a great alternative to the typical cabbage coleslaw.
Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Feta, and Sumac

Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Feta, and Sumac

This salad is a little festival in itself. The fennel and tarragon, with their echoing flavors, form a solid base on which stronger colors and flavors—pomegranate, feta, sumac—manifest themselves without overwhelming the whole salad. It is distinctly fresh and goes...
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