Pork belly rigatoni is my homage to the all’amatriciana inspired by ristorante Armando Al Pantheon in Rome. You too can be inspired without traveling by watching Stanley Tucci, Searching For Italy, the Rome episode. The original recipe is a legacy of the city of Amatrice, made with guanciale and bucatini, but both are unavailable […]
African Peanut Butter Soup, aka groundnut stew, is for peanut lovers. Choose your vegetables, spices and proteins for a fabulous stew!
Call this Tomato Bisque or modern bisque, but regardless of the name you choose, it’s the silkiest, smoothest soup ever!
Even a gringo or a gringa can make authentic tasting Mexican Tortilla Soup if they begin with the right recipe. This is one of them.
Make a classic steakhouse salad at “yourhouse”. Using iceberg lettuce for the canvas, you can paint as colorful a picture as you wish.
One of my favorite chefs is Jose Andres. He, at his D.C. restaurants Minibar and Jaleo introduced me to tapas and tasting menus. While searching for inspiration I found his tomato sorbet. It tastes just like a mouthful of garden fresh tomato right off the vine – with a spicy kick.