Pork, Fennel, and Lemon Ragu with Pappardelle

Pork, Fennel, and Lemon Ragu with Pappardelle

Sometimes you make a dish so sublime and so chef-y that you ask yourself "do I ever need to eat out again?" This is certainly that dish. Close your eyes and you could be in any high-end, trendy-neighborhood hotspot. You know the place. It doesn't have a drink menu it...

read more
Pork-Fennel Burger

Pork-Fennel Burger

  As delightful as grilling is (and short-lived for those of us who live in colder climes) there might come a point in the season when you feel like you've done it all.  You've ventured beyond hamburgers, brats and steaks to beer-can chicken, peaches, beef satay,...

read more
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...

read more