I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?” Ina makes great food accessible to even the most amateur cook. This may be because Ina herself is a completely self-taught home cook. She […]
The other day I saw the sign pictured on the left announcing the annual arrival of Nantucket Bay Scallops. Like local asparagus, there are only a few weeks a year when these little sweet morsels make their way into our market. It’s […]
You might want to hide after what I turned up… read on… Here’s a food writer’s dilemma for you: Say you discovered a great recipe so full of flavor and so easy to make, you literally jumped on your MacPro and started to extoll its […]
When I wrote about our culinary adventures in St. Barthelemy, FWI in March, one of our readers, “Mike”, got into a spirited discussion about how the scallops I’d waxed poetic over, were not local. In fact, he was pretty irate about seafood in general and […]
The American Hotel. A must stop in Sag Harbor whether for Bay Scallops or not I can’t tell you how proud I am of this recipe. It is really one time when I can genuinely claim authorship of a dish. I’d tried a […]
When I lived in Rome, Saltimbocca was an introduction to the cuisine of the city itself. “Saltimbocca alla Romana” featured veal, topped with Prosciutto and Sage in a Marsala and butter sauce. It was very good and, because of its ingredients, more expensive than […]
Gratin of Bay Scallops from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics (Clarkson Potter 2008) and in our reader comments A recipe for Fig, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Pizza!
I have a confession to make. I was having lunch with my dear friend Barbara at one of our favorite spots. Aperitivo at 780 Third Avenue at 48th Street (212-758-9402) is sleek and reasonable. They make an amazing Pizza Bianca with figs, prosciutto and gorgonzola […]