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Learning to Love Leeks

Confused about what to do with leeks? What are they anyway? They’re freaking delicious that what. Now start cooking with them!

Can you think of a less appreciated vegetable than the lowly leek? OK, kohlrabi is right in there but leeks have so much more going for them. tender, with an aromatic and deep onion flavor, leeks are a wonderful ingredient in soups, adding a magically sweetness to my Pasta Fagioli, but are also terrific on their own; a rarity for an onion and something that can be used creatively to complete many autumnal menus.
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Recent Articles

Cooking With Quinoa!

“I ate too much quinoa last night.” Now that's not something you'll hear me say everyday. In fact I don't think I've ever said that prior to earlier this week. You see in a long standing...
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Cooking With Corn!

I don't know what's happening in your neck of the woods, and with drought rather widespread this year I am scared to ask and hopeful that things are good, but her in the northeast we're having a...
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Grilling the Bounty of the Sea

While we may not be getting ready to put the grill away quite yet, this last gasp of summer, or the summer we almost had, does deserve a bit of celebratory grilling. As an avid griller, I grill...
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Earlier Articles

Great Grilled Seafood and...?

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Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing a handful of Assyrtikos from Santorini. Inarguably one of the great white wines of the world and one of the great grilled fish partners as well. I’ll be following that up with some fabulous suggestion for grilled... Read more »

Summer Salad Redux

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You can write a book about what to cook during the summer time, and I almost complete an entire cookbook each season, but sometimes I’m in such a rush to make the great dishes that i love that I , almost, forget to cover the basics. With just a... Read more »

Grab a Burger and Relax!

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Life is funny, and predictable in so many ways. Take the summer. I break out the grill and the first things that gets fired up is a fabulous, juicy steak. Then come ribs, marinated then dry rubbed before slow smoking. Then more pork, some fish,... Read more »

Surprising Rice Salads

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I’ve been writing a lot about meat lately, which is normal for me both because I like a nice piece of meat, particularly in the summer when the grill is going, and meat of all sorts are usually very easy to pair well with wine. Double bonus... Read more »

Grilling for a Change

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So, here I am trying to compile a few compelling grilled beef recipes and you know what I find? A ton of Filet Mignon recipes. That is so 1960 folks. Today we're grilling up the tough cuts. Well not really. I love a good Filet now and again but it... Read more »

Delicate and Delicious!

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While much of summer’s oohing and awing seems reserved for dry aged, grass fed and locally grown beef these days, not that I am complaining, eating beef on a daily basis can grow tiresome. We need variety in our lives, and while there are many... Read more »

Succulent and Summery Shrimp!

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I recently made a dish that was roughly a cross between Cioppino and a sea fra Diavolo. Spicy, tomatoey and with a nice hit of diced fennel, it was absolutely fabulous over rice, though it would be equally delicious over pasta or served with a... Read more »

Recipes for a Fabulous 4th!

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Summer is finally, actually, completely here and to celebrate we get this fabulous long weekend for the 4th of July. How fortuitous that the fourth falls on a Friday this year, ensuring that we all get the weekend off, though I know many of us... Read more »

Grab the Grill and Get Tacoing!

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One benefit of writing about food and wine all the time is that you are reminded of things you might have forgotten. Take tacos for examples. It's not like I'd forgotten about them actually, but I was reminded while doing some recent, umm,... Read more »

Gettin our Chicken on!

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We’ve had grilled chicken on the brain recently, and for some inspired recipes check out our recent article Great Grilled Chickens! Of course there are near infinite permutations of grilled chicken recipes and the wines that work with them so we... Read more »

Who Loves Grilled Pork?

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As we delve deeper into the grilling season it's time for pork to take center stage. I love grilled pork, heck I love pork, though I tend to find my meat at local butchers and farmsteads since the supermarket stuff tends to be, shall we say... Read more »

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