Crushed Roasted Potatoes With Pistachios

Using a fork to gently crush crispy-tender potatoes creates cracks, so lemon juice and the  spice-infused oil from the pan can seep into the fluffy...

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a southern classic that can vary from state, county, and family tradition.  Cammy makes this dish for her family for Easter and...

Jollof Rice and Eggplant

Jollof rice is such a delicious and flavorful dish, the times I’ve had it, it was the best thing on the plate.  Adding meaty vegetables like eggpla...

Corned Beef Pot au Feu

Here's my take on corned beef and cabbage. I add a few broiled soup bones to enrich the broth, and cook the vegetables after the beef to ensure the...

Carbonada (Beef & Pumpkin Soup)

This South American soup includes chunks of beef and pumpkin, plus plenty of hearty vegetables, all in a rich broth. My Argentinian friend taught m...

Carbonnade and Pommes Frites

Carbonnade is a comforting beef stew reinforced with full bodied Belgian beer.  Take your pick of side dishes from mashed potatoes, buttered noodle...

Baked White Beans

Dried garlic and parsley make the crunchy panko topping on these beans savory and irresistible. Under that crisp layer, feta cheese melts into a bu...

Duck Fat Potatoes

Duck fat makes potatoes taste better—period.  It gives them a deep, meaty savoriness.  Many markets sell rendered duck fat in the meat section.

Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette de Veau is a warm and tender classic that holds space in both comfort food and fine dining.  The version below has the classic steps wit...

Birria: Tacos and Soup

Birria is a delicious stew of simple meat and complex flavor that makes you wonder how you lived without it.  The tacos then take the stew to anoth...

French Onion Soup

Amazing French onion soup is the sum of it’s parts.  Each of the parts is good – the rich, caramelized onion soup, the nutty Gruyere cheese, proper...

Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a humble dish full of rich preserved meats and creamy Tarbais beans.  Of the different versions I’ve made, this is probably my favorit...