Classic Martini

Classic Martini

I know everyone is joking about how much drinking is going on right now. Oh, were you waiting for a "but..." and then something witty? Something Nick-and-Nora-Charles-ish? No time for that because I need to talk about my new hobby: the Classic Martini. It's taken me a...

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Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Earlier this year, Melissa Clark published The New Essentials of French Cooking in the New York Times and I took it as a personal challenge from Melissa to me.  To which I said, out loud in my home, like a boss "game on Melissa. Game on." And why not start with the...

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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

I always give Cook's Illustrated credit for teaching me how to cook and it will always be my go-to for classic American dishes like fried chicken, chocolate cupcakes, pancakes, burgers, roast turkey and countless other things I cannot live without. But Milk Street is...

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