Peas, Bacon and Ricotta Pasta
After a trip in Italy last fall, my boyfriend and I made it a goal to learn to cook great Italian food. We’ve been logging many bowls of practice using recipes from Marcella Hazen’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and have probably worked our way through more than 20 different recipes since he gave me the book at Christmas time. Tonight’s dinner was a good pick - not only...
Coq au Vin
I’m moving in just under three weeks and am currently working my way through my freezer and pantry so I can minimize the food I have to move. I’ve also gotten into the habit of opening bottles of wine and drinking 3/4 of them. Since I had a bag of frozen chicken and several partial bottles of wine, I googled recipes for wine-braised chicken and decided to make a simple version of Coq...
I take competitions seriously. So last week when my company hosted an Iron Chef style burger cook-off, I told my team that there was no way we were going to lose. Inspired by a recent trip to Umami Burger in Los Angeles and the Italian cooking influences of Mario Batali, my team pulled out the stops with what we dubbed as the You-mami burger. Since we wanted to incorporate both truffle oil and...