A Vegetable Tart Recipe That Reminds Us That Spring Has Sprung

Welcome spring with this simple, seasonal tart
Apr 15, 2013 4:31 pm

There's no better way to enjoy beautiful spring vegetables than on simple buttery puff pastry with all the accoutrements. We borrowed this recipe from Tom Aikens' cookbook, Fresh, so we'd have a platform for all this farmers market produce we've been Instagramming non-stop. Hey, what would you do if presented with a spring vegetable tart this aesthetically pleasing?  

Ham And Gruyère Waffle Tartines Recipe

French twist on classic waffles for a savory brunch
Mar 24, 2013 10:01 am
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

This recipe employs waffles as the bread and combines the free-spirited toplessness of a tartine sandwich with classic croque monsieur ingredients. If you’ve got classic waffles in your freezer and are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary way to use them, here’s your answer.

Caramelized Onion And Prosciutto Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

A recipe for mac 'n cheese with crispy prosciutto
Nov 13, 2012 4:01 pm
macaroni and cheese with prosciutto
Photo: Gabi Porter

For some, it's just not Thanksgiving until a steaming casserole dish of homemade macaroni and cheese hits the table. I'm one of those people. We didn't always have mac and cheese on our Thanksgiving table until my "helpful suggestions" turned into "even more helpful making of the mac and cheese the day before." This year's recipe features caramelized onions and crispy prosciutto. 

French Onion Soup: A Love Story

Before it's too hot to talk about French onion soup
May 14, 2012 11:31 am
french onion soup

I can't seem to stop roasting and braising, as though 2012 will be our very last winter. Oh wait, it will. Well, at least with anything to braise. I have this whole apocalypse story made up in my head already, I can send it to you if you want. But just for kicks, I have a good cold weather food story, too. It's about French onion soup. 

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gruyère

The best recipe for vegetarian stuffed tomatoes
Apr 30, 2012 3:01 pm
stuffed tomato recipe
Photo: Tara Fisher

Shirley Conran once famously said that “life’s too short to stuff a mushroom.” Well it isn’t too short to stuff a tomato with this light savory filling. When you eat the result, you’ll consider it time well spent.

Mac & Cheese with Soubise Recipe

Mac 'n cheese gets a French white sauce makeover
Dec 9, 2011 5:01 pm

Soubise (sue-BEEZ) is a classic French white sauce that deserves a place in the contemporary American kitchen. Simple to make with common ingredients, soubise is defined by the onion, this one including both onion and shallot, blended into a béchamel sauce.

Ode to Savory Crepes

From France with cheese, crepes are for lunch
Oct 26, 2011 11:01 am

I have a startling obsession confession. Every single day I lived in Paris, without fail, I had a buckwheat crepe (also known as a galette) with ham and freshly-grated Gruyère, sprinkled with herbes de provence.

Toasted Nueske Ham Sandwich

Ham rules in this grilled Chicago sandwich
Aug 16, 2011 1:01 pm

Opened in 1993, the always-crowded Hopleaf was just one room, decorated with vintage European beer posters and a cool antique jukebox stocked with jazz, country, and R&B 45s from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. People didn’t go there to eat. It was all about the beer. And with more than 40 on tap and somewhere around 250 (probably more) available by the bottle, there...


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