Artichoke & Olive Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot 1/3 cup vegetable broth 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 cup artichoke hearts (cooked if fresh, thawed if frozen), quartered 1/2 cup peas, […]


Berbere Spice Paste

Makes 2 3/4 cups Berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend made with chiles, warming spices, fenugreek, and other aromatic ingredients. Use this paste to rub meats, poultry, and fish before grilling. Ingredients 4 pequin chiles, seeds and stem removed 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is a product of South Carolina’s large German population and their affinity for mustard. It is an extremely easy barbecue sauce to make because it doesn’t require any cooking. It works very well as a dipping sauce for pork, but it can basically be used however you like. […]

One-Dish Meals

Chicken Tagine With Apricots & Golden Raisins

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 12 chicken thighs Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 cipollini onions, blanched for 10 seconds and peeled 3 tablespoons peeled, sliced ginger 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons toasted cumin seeds, ground 1/8 […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Cucumber Raita

Makes about 2 1/2 cups Ingredients 2 cups plain yogurt, drained 1/2 cup seedless cucumbers, peeled and diced small 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon mint, chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste Dash cayenne pepper […]

Side Dishes

Green Beans With Frizzled Prosciutto & Gruyère

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided use 1 lb green beans, ends […]

Chef's Blog, Chef's Notes Plus

How to: Peel Fresh Peppers and Chiles

Peppers and chiles are often peeled before they are used in a dish, to improve the dish’s flavor or texture, or both. The skin of a fresh pepper or chile can not be peeled like some other fruits or vegetables, and instead, a pepper must be cooked on just the […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Italian-Style Sauce

Makes 1 cup Use this sauce for dipping, as a marinade, or as the base for a salad dressing. Stir it into soup for a punch of herb flavor, or serve it along side grilled or roasted vegetables or meat. Ingredients 2 cups roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup extra-virgin […]

Side Dishes

Jalapeño Jack Polenta

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 cups water 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 pound pepper Jack cheese, grated Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper Directions Heat the water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Gradually pour the cornmeal into the […]


Japanese Seven-Spice Mixture

Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground sansho pepper 1 tsp nori, finely crumbled 1 tablespoon dried orange peel, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds 2 tablespoons minced garlic Directions Combine all the ingredients and reserve until needed.

Side Dishes

Kamut With Fresh Corn and Peas

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 cups kamut 4 ears fresh corn 1 gallon water or vegetable broth, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 bay leaf 1 thyme sprig 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more as needed 1 small onion, peeled and cut into […]