Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

The arrival of spring marks the peak of asparagus season in the U.S.–so celebrate with this fast, easy, but super flavorful recipe!

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup with Crème Fraiche

As Spring approaches, and with it, the opportunity to forage for morels and other wild mushrooms, I want to share my recipe for a wild mushroom soup. Creamy and velvety, yet brightened up by a dollop of crème fraiche and topped with a crispy mushroom, it’s a self-indulgent treat to tide you over until winter passes.

Herbes fondamentales

My fiancé created a spice mix that we as a base for seasoning in many of the Western dishes we make, which utilizes herbs and spices that are common to most pantries. I highly recommend making a batch of it and using it as we do—a dash here, a pinch there, for any occasion.

Poudre Fort

This spice mix is aptly named—poudre fort means “strong powder” in French. Used in many medieval recipes, it uses bold seasonings like ginger and mace. I like to use it in recipes that normally just call for black pepper, since this adds a bit of a bite and some extra depth.

Kandaulos I: A Recipe for Souvlaki’s More Provocative Predecessor

Souvlaki is a traditional dish that is almost synonymous with Greece itself, yet it may have emerged from a much older, Lydian delicacy. Read on to find out why your favorite skewered food’s predecessor carried cultural stakes that go beyond what you might have imagined–and how you can cook a version that recovers what it may have been like to dine on the original.

A Dish to Die For—Roasted Marrow on Crostini

Bone marrow is a buttery, decadently rich substance that is utter bliss on a piece of crostini with a dash of sea salt. Indeed, Anthony Bourdain once declared that if he had to have one last meal on earth, it would be exactly this dish.

“…Into something rich and strange” Part II: A Recipe for Bone Broth

Most people would just throw away the bones of their rotisserie chicken or spare ribs, seeing only trash, but the right eyes will recognize their worth. By first roasting and them simmering them for hours, you’ll get a bone broth that is better than anything you could get at the store, and which can breathe life into your soups, your sauces, your braised meats, and so much more…