Tuscan White Bean Stew from Tasting Italy

Tuscan White Bean Stew from Tasting Italy

I just posted a review of Tasting Italy yesterday, a new book that is both cookbook and tour guide to Italy. It is a brilliant book filled with 100 recipes from every region of Italy. Beans. Let’s be clear. American’s don’t automatically jump to eat beans. Except for...
Sweet Heat Beans

Sweet Heat Beans

  There are times when you want something on the side. A side dish, of course. But it has to be quick. I do enjoy the different flavors of Bush’s Best beans, but I have to say I always augment them. This week I opened a can of Chili Beans with Hot Chili Sauce. They...
TBT Recipe: Virgil’s Hickory Pit Baked Beans

TBT Recipe: Virgil’s Hickory Pit Baked Beans

It is almost September and people think fall but it is still summer for three weeks so you need to barbecue like hell. Suzi and I go to barbecue joints all the time, here in NYC and around the country. Most places disappoint us. Oh, they can do meat for sure. But the...
Unforgettable Beef and Bean Chili

Unforgettable Beef and Bean Chili

Do you remember your first time? No, not that first time. The first time you ate chili? I do. It was grade school for me. Every other Friday we had chili with cornbread. Meatless chili to be sure because it was the 1950s and Friday. It was a public school but in those...