Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2017"

Dinner at the Long Table By Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn with Scarlett Lindeman (Ten Speed Press, $40, hard cover) A dear friend with a midsummer birthday for a time hosted a birthday celebration dinner annually. From the deck, you could look down on a long, long table, beautifully set, that was on a lower…(Read More)

Spear in to spring

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Asparagus, the darling of the spring vegetables, needs very little enhancing. A little butter, a squeeze of lemon and some salt. Serve as a side with any main dish, especially salmon or lamb in keeping with the spring theme. The thinnest asparagus spears often are considered the most desirable, but don’t overlook the thicker…(Read More)

Pasta with tomatoes and basil is my usual choice as a side to serve with lemon-and-caper chicken scallopini, but this isn’t fresh tomato season. Usually the tomatoes that come on the vines are decent, as are small cherry or grape tomatoes. Unfortunately, the grape tomatoes I found were sadly lacking in flavor…(Read More)

When cooking isn’t working

By | | Cookbooks

Dinner at the Long Table By Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn with Scarlett Lindeman (Ten Speed Press, $40, hard cover) A dear friend with a midsummer birthday for a time hosted a birthday celebration dinner annually…

Spear in to spring

By | | Cooking

Asparagus, the darling of the spring vegetables, needs very little enhancing. A little butter, a squeeze of lemon and some salt. Serve as a side with any main dish, especially salmon or lamb in keeping with…

Roasting elevates mediocre ingredients

By | | Cooking

Pasta with tomatoes and basil is my usual choice as a side to serve with lemon-and-caper chicken scallopini, but this isn’t fresh tomato season. Usually the tomatoes that come on the vines are…