Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

We just enjoyed nine days in Italy, eight in Sicily and one in Milan [we broke up the trip home over two days and walked Milan for 20 hours!]. This was our first trip to Sicily and this dish was ubiquitous. You have water, you have bread, you have caponata. It’s a...
Smoked Onion Tart with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Sage

Smoked Onion Tart with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Sage

Yesterday I posted a cookbook review of Smoking Hot & Cold by Charlotte Pike. And a recipe for Smoked Onions, too. Here’s the way author Charlotte Pike suggests using those smoked onions: in a dramatic Smoked Onion Tart with Spinach, Blue Cheese and Sage. This is...
Smoked Onions [and Garlic] from Smoking Hot & Cold

Smoked Onions [and Garlic] from Smoking Hot & Cold

Earlier today I posted a cookbook review of Smoking Hot & Cold by Charlotte Pike. Here’s the recipe I fell in love with: smoked onions [and some garlic, too, in the picture]. What to do with them? They keep in your refrigerator for up to a week. You can just eat...
Kahlua Baked Beans from Burning Desires by W. Park Kerr

Kahlua Baked Beans from Burning Desires by W. Park Kerr

My fondness for Kahlua goes deep, decades deep. So, when I saw this recipe, I had to pause, consider, and then obediently nod. It does use some store-bought elements — chili sauce, barbecue sauce and hot sauces — but here that is a positive aspect. Those sauces will...