In Memory of Christopher Idone (The Dirtiest Dinner Ever)

Last Friday the inimitable Christopher Idone died after a long battle with cancer, and two years in hospice. He was one of the best cooks I ever knew — decades ago he lived and wrote about much of what we know about authentic, simple, seasonal, and regional cooking today. His cookbooks Glorious Food and Glorious …

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Millet and Greens Salad

In the infinitely pleasurable quest to explore the world of whole grains, millet got to the top of the list.  I love its mild, slightly corn-like flavor, and its light crunch even when cooked. For the past many months, I have been loving the idea of combining cooked whole grains and a variety of leafy …

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Pea Shoot Salad with Shrimp, Goat Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette

Will spring ever get here?  Maybe if we all make this salad, we’ll summon it. I first made this while my husband was watching the Patriots game a few months back. Gary’s from Worcester, Mass. I need to spend some time, at another moment, talking about living in NYC with a Patriots fan. It can …

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