Mayan lima beans are my favorite way to eat them. Searing to cook them preserves all their natural flavor for the best lima beans ever.
Forbidden rice is an ancient strain that originated 10,000 years ago in a remote China province. Emperors kept it for their own use and the black grains that turn deep royal purple when cooked were forbidden for consumption by their subjects.
Asparagus can be the most delicious of the vegetable kingdom. It can also be the most bedeviling of all vegetables.
Potato salad. Is there a more iconic picnic dish on the planet? I can’t remember my first taste. Like gravity, potato salad has been here since… the beginning of time.
Fried squash is a family heirloom recipe from my late mother-in-law. It’s simplicity is it’s strength. Nothing fancy and only a handful of ingredients. If you could only have squash one way for the rest of your life, this is it.
I jumped into the DeLorean and turned back the clock, waaay back to July 4th, 1975. Fleetwood Mac was hot, Bill Gates and Paul Allen had just founded Microsoft and American troops had just been evacuated during the fall of Saigon.
Against that backdrop, we celebrated Independence Day with a gathering of friends and neighbors. It was the debut of this recipe for baked beans.
It’s on the menu again this 4th of July. Since it’s a celebration of American Independence, pair this with some American beer!
Preparing for a trip to Portland, Oregon, I polished up my high school Russian, ready to impress the staff at Kachka where we had reservations. I found no one that spoke the language. Frankly, they had difficulty understanding my Arkanese, Or was it the vodka? Yes, there was vodka.
Perhaps you learned how to bake a potato as I did by watching mom. I found a much better way to do it.
I love cheese grits, especially these with a smoky, spicy flavor. It’s a favorite and I made a batch by special request for a group dinner recently