Some Call It Picadillo, Others Say Larb, Haché, Minchi or . . .

Some call it picadillo, haché, larb, minchi and even sloppy Joe but all follow a basic formula that calls for ground meat, aromatics like shallots and onions and seasonings, some fragrant, some sweet, some wildly spicy.

By | February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

More Downstairs Food: Cottage Pie, Shepherd’s Pie and More

In this week's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about some of the differences between upstairs food and downstairs food, as seen in the classic Masterpiece drama "Upstairs Downstairs" and the hugely popular "Downton Abbey," which started its third season this last Sunday evening. Interestingly, Sunday's plot [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Cooking with Wine: Some Favorite Recipes

As I promised in today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I'm posting links to some of my favorite recipes that call for wine. Because I use it so frequently, it is impossible to include all the recipes here. I've chosen those most suited to fall and winter and [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Getting Ready for National Pie Day

Sunday is National Pie Day. How will you celebrate?

By | January 22nd, 2011|4 Comments