Spicy Carrot & Chickpea Stew from Vegan in 7

Spicy Carrot & Chickpea Stew from Vegan in 7

Carrots. We think of carrots as those little things on the side. Cut into strips and dipped into blue cheese. Shaved into a salad. Always a side component, never the star. Not here. Not here at all. From the lovely Vegan in 7, which I just review, here’s a way to make...
Pickled Stuffed Eggplants from Istanbul & Beyond

Pickled Stuffed Eggplants from Istanbul & Beyond

The new cookbook Istanbul & Beyond is a magnificent culinary, and cultural and photographic tour, of Turkey. It’s beautiful to see the pictures of the food, the people and the incredible landscape of a vast country. Many Turkish recipes use ingredients we do here...
Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

I just posted a review of the wonderful new book by Alain Ducasse: Simple Nature. It’s not a vegetarian book by any means, for protein does appear, but it is vegetable-centric. This is the first dish we tried out of the book, making this veggie tartare to go along...
Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

  Now is surely the time when the carrots are ripe and sweet. A summer’s worth of the sun’s energy makes them sublime. Thing is, what do you do with them all? Raw carrots are fun, but that crispness can get to you after a while. [My teeth start to hurt!] Heritage...