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...
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...
Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic

Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic

Nothing screams spring like tiny leafy greens and green garlic. And yes, they can make a yummy soup. At first squint, one might not think this soup would be as tasty the next day, but it certainly is. In case you don’t know, green garlic (also called garlic scapes or...
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...
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...
Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon is a traditional recipe from the Burgundy region of France, a hearty beef stew in which the beef is braised in red wine (guess what kind), and the broth flavored with garlic, onions, and bouquet garni, a little bundle of herbs. Chef and television...
Parsley Salad with Olives and Capers

Parsley Salad with Olives and Capers

We usually don’t think about building a salad around parsley unless it is tabbouleh, but with this dish, you’ll never think of it as just a tired old herb again. This robust salad has thoroughly Mediterranean ingredients—oil-cured black olives, garlic,...
Pickled Mixed Vegetable Salad

Pickled Mixed Vegetable Salad

This salad is a terrific way to use up all sorts of vegetables that tend to pile up in the lush days of late summer. You can substitute yellow or any young summer squash for the zucchini, or use cucumber, thinly sliced carrots or okra, broccoli, and even Asian...
Italian White Bean Soup

Italian White Bean Soup

Serve this simple but delicious winter soup with a green salad and delicious artisan bread and butter. It will thicken on the second day. You can add water to thin it out, or serve it as-is for a side dish. This recipe is courtesy of Marianne Streich of Seattle,...
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