- December 10, 2007
This week marks Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that commemorates the miracle of a day’s worth of oil used to keep Temple lights burning for eight by feasting on a variety of fried foods, most notably potato latkes.
- November 22, 2010
- Butternut Squash
Winter squash can be intimidating. But the butternut, with its sweet, rich, deep-orange flesh, is actually easy to peel.
- December 17, 2007
For many, there are few kitchen chores as dreaded as extracting the juicy, jewel-like seeds from a pomegranate.
- November 15, 2010
Larger than a chicken, a little smaller than a turkey, but with more flavor and moisture than either, the capon is a French and Italian holiday favorite.
- December 12, 2005
- Northern Spy Apples
A late bloomer and a bit of a recluse, the Northern Spy is considered a winter apple, ready for picking in October or November.
- November 19, 2007
Revered in France and especially Italy for its slightly bitter and herby flavor, the cardoon has only recently begun to make a name for itself on local menus.
- November 26, 2007
- Leftover Turkey
No Thanksgiving is complete without a turkey sandwich cobbled together long after the last relative has toddled out the door.
- April 18, 2011
- Flounder Roe
While shad roe gets all the glory this time of year there is another option.
- February 12, 2007
- Cara Cara Oranges
According to Mitch Spitz of Brooklyn’s gourmet produce store the Orchard, cara cara oranges in particular “were not affected that badly” by the big West Coast freeze. And although prices have increased, the supply around town is good.
- May 21, 2012
The bluefish is much maligned by detractors for tasting “fishy,” but taste is subjective.