parchment poached sea bass

Parchment-Poached Sea Bass

Fish is one of those proteins that can really intimidate home cooks. I know I was one of them. Some of my earliest cooking memories, while I was still in high school, ...

Panzanella

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad) + The Best Tomato Sandwich

I used to think panzanella was just croutons in a salad. I was dead wrong. Croutons are known to be mouth roof-scratchers, but the pleasant chunks of bread in this ...

DIY Wine Cork Trivet

DIY Wine Cork Trivet

For months I've been asking people to save wine corks for me, so occasionally my collection built up. One night after dinner with Leo's family, I asked if I could ...

Stinging Nettle Pizza

Stinging Nettle Pizza

A dish with the word "stinging" in it doesn't sound like good eats, but trust me...it's bark is bigger than its bite. Stinging nettle is a type of plant that's known for ...

HOW TO TEST MEAT DONENESS

How to Test Meat for Doneness

The worst thing you could do to a good steak is poke holes in it - that's how those wonderful meat juices escape. You want them in your mouth (oh, yes), not on ...

Vegetable frittata

Vegetable Frittata

Just when you think you don't have anything to cook, a frittata can save the day. It's not hard to cook at all! I used to think that it sounded so fancy, but it's ...