The restaurant Balthazar, in New York's SoHo, opened in 1997. Nearly 20 years on, Jackie and I ate there for the first time a couple of weeks ago; tha...
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Just call it “sun rice.” Rice and its summer versions are one of Italy’s most popular dishes in the hottest months of the year. While in winter ...
Jackie and I have been eating quite a lot of rice pudding this summer, partly because it is one of the best things to eat with rhubarb or strawberry-r...
Part of the fun with this mixed-salad fried rice was that, even though shriveled in the heat, each of the greens retained its own flavor. Running into a leaf of arugula made us smile; a sorrel leaf provoked an ear-to-ear grin.
Just 36 hours ago, Jackie and I got back from three and a half weeks in Hong Kong and Japan, full of new and renewed taste memories that will surely influence what we cook and eat at home.
I don't know about you, but if there was a competition for most-used appliance in my kitchen, my waffle iron would easily come in last place. In fact,...
I know it still sounds like a lot of work, but it isn't so bad averaged out over two or three days. And it makes a good eight portions, so there'll be delicious leftovers.
Scientists have figured out a way for you to eat white rice without the guilt.
This gingery dish, with its sweet, star-anise-scented, chewy carrots and comforting eggs, has a way of making us happy.
We promise they won't put you to sleep.
With this single, simple enhancement -- stirring harder and faster -- you will find your risottos gaining the perfect consistency that is too often missing, even in restaurants.
If you have leftover rice and a refrigerator with some things in it, a delicious fried rice can be yours.
This smart and simple recipe comes f...
I thought about a paella but knew I'd deploy too many flavors that could mask the key ingredients. Risotto, then, seemed the way to go.
It's time we know once and for all.
This is a big annual event for Jackie and me, and our first pea-season dinner is usually... peas.
No, this risotto doesn't taste traditionally Italian -- just delicious.
There are days when dinner has to be easy -- like Monday through Friday, every week out of the year. There's nothing that we want to do less after a l...
I'd assumed that Japanese rice behaved like medium-grain risotto rice and would remain sticky when cool -- not so.
A good indication to check if the turkey is done, is to pierce the thickest part of the breast and the leg joint with the point of a knife.
Western flavors for a Chinese classic.
If you aren't up for laboriously assembling bites of sushi, try this deconstructed sushi bowl!
This is actually about making a wonderful pot of rice, but bear with me while I describe how I got there -- via leftover steak.
Wild rice is a seasonal delicacy in Minnesota. Yet it is such a simple, humble food; a grain that primitive societies subsisted on for millennia.
You know you want it. Now find out how to make it better.
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