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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 have also selected examples that defy the common wisdom of white wine with fish, chicken and vegetables and red wine with red meats. Cooking with White Wine: Firehouse Clams and… Read More »

Sensational Kale Recipes For Fall

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I explore kale, with a recipe for raw kale salad, Portuguese kale soup and kale with bacon and pine nuts. I also promise to post links to kale recipes from Seasonal Pantry’s archives and so here you go: Winter Greens Soup with Kale, Beet Greens, Chard, Spinach and Radish Greens   Brown Rice Porridge with Lacinato Kale (see the second variation, after the main recipe) Barley, Bean and Bacon Soup with… Read More »

Feasting on Farro: Ten Delicious Recipes for Winter

Don’t let farro’s trendy reputation ruin your enjoyment of this ancient, delicious and healthy grain. … Read More »