Kalamata Olives

In Support: Sandwiches On Rosemary Olive Bread

The first layer of flavor in your sandwich is bread
Jul 19, 2012 11:31 am

While I may not have entirely regained my usual appetite after a straight week of the best food Singapore has to offer, that's prime real estate for comfort food. Rather than pack too much flavor into a sandwich — a very real problem plaguing this nation's sandwiches — I like to start from the outside and work my way in. Rosemary olive bread is a beautiful way to accomplish this feat of simplicity. 

Rigatoni ai Carciofi Recipe

Pasta with artichokes, garlic and orange zest
Feb 15, 2012 5:01 pm
rigatoni al Carciofa
Photo: Kate Whitaker

I have always found artichokes a little bit like Marmite — you love them or you hate them! In my case, I absolutely adore them. If you have never tried them, please have a go at this pasta dish — you won’t be disappointed. Never ever buy artichokes that are preserved in brine because they aren’t worth eating.

It's All Greek to Salad

Neither big, fat, nor wedding. We dig Greek salad.
Nov 2, 2011 11:31 am
greek salad
Photo: franzconde on Flickr

Having largely processed the small truckload of sugar I knowingly and in full awareness of the consequences ingested over the weekend, I'm ready for a salad. But, true to my all-encompassing cheese phase, I want it covered in feta.

Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

How to make the spicy Italian classic
Jul 25, 2011 4:01 pm
pasta puttanesca
Photo: Mark Shaw

This pasta puttanesca recipe uses penne, but it's typically made with linguine as well. If you don't know the age-old tale of pasta puttanesca (our favorite rendition, at least), gather round. It's said that Italian "streetwalkers" — of yore, of course — invented this dish for three reasons... Read on.

Farro with Kalamata Olives Recipe

Fresh herbs make this grain-based side dish awesome
May 19, 2011 1:30 pm
Photo: foodstories on Flickr

Farro is an ancient grain with a naturally nutty flavor and toothsome, chewy texture. You should be able to find it at health food stores and specialty or Italian grocers. If not, you can substitute wild rice for this recipe. Serve alongside grilled lamb chops or pan-seared halibut.


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