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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

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    It is winter. It is time to cook beef Bourguignon – a hearty and rich stew. There is a kind of miracle about this dish: even though everyone is using mostly the same list of ingredients, the final results differ from home to […]

Holiday Ham

Holiday Ham

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    Holiday ham was the last thing I wanted to eat at any holiday feast. It was always too salty and/or too sweet – you couldn’t taste the meat. But I adore those old-fashioned cookbooks picturing huge chunks of glazed ham topped with oranges […]

Porchetta

Porchetta

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    Generally speaking, any pork roasted with herbs and spices typical for this dish can be called porchetta. In old times, in Italy, porchetta was made from a whole pig. It was first deboned, then the meat and the fat along with its skin […]

White Pizza with Anchovies

White Pizza with Anchovies

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    If you are a food lover, but hate anchovies, once in your lifetime, you have to try a piece of anchovy pizza. Exactly like a sharp overwhelming taste of fennel is disappearing when you are roasting or frying the bulb, the anchovy taste […]

Turkey Roulade (or Pork Roulade)

Turkey Roulade (or Pork Roulade)

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    If you are not in a mood of dancing around the bird in the oven while roasting a whole turkey for an upcoming holiday, you might love this recipe. Preparing (‘unfolding”) the fillet for the stuffing is the most complicated part in making […]

Brined Turkey with Ginger-Juniper Butter

Brined Turkey with Ginger-Juniper Butter

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    I am still working on my Thanksgiving menu. For the appetizer platter, for sure, I would like to serve our family favorites – dried fruits in bacon, or green bean bundles in bacon and something light with shrimp (probably shrimp and tomato skewers). […]