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Lemony Pasta with Fava, Dandelion and Mint

Here's a delicious recipe inspired by the spring flavors of Sicily -fava beans, wild greens and mint all of which thrive on this rocky, rugged...

Greek Chickpea Soup (Revithada)

This brothy soup hails from the sunny, tiny and WARM Aegean island of Sifnos. (While the rest of us are shivering, it had a...

Spiced Greek Chicken With Peppers

For the next couple of months, we're exploring Greek cuisine and culture using the recipes and wisdom of part-time Greece, part-time New York resident,...

Italian Pot Roast

Comfort food may be hard to define, but we all know it when we taste it. Merriam-Webster says it's "food that is satisfying because it...

Persian Jeweled Rice With Lamb

I'd be thrilled to report we first had this dish on a long, extravagant tour of the Middle East...but sadly, no.  We tried it at a potluck lunch...

New Orleans Muffalettas

If you've spent any time in New Orleans, you've probably enjoyed that olive spread, salami and melted cheese sandwich --the muffaletta. Central Grocery created...

Pecan Crusted Salmon

Much as our group enjoyed Susan's pre-dinner drinks, a girl's gotta eat sometime. Mid-evening we headed into the dining room where the laughing continued. Somehow,...

Super Chili Con Carne For A Crowd

It's not too late! For a Super Bowl party, that is. Down here south of the Red River, watching the Super Bowl means digging into...

Restaurant-Style Beef Tacos

Why does Mexican food always taste better in a restaurant? Maybe because it's been simmering on the stove all day. Or maybe it...

Carnitas

Versatile and fork-tender, this delicious pork recipe works for both casual and formal meals. Serve it for dinner as a stew over rice, in tacos...