Last May, an extraordinary thing happened: Randall Grahm, the iconic winemaker of Bonny Doon Vineyard, came for dinner. With him arrived a caravan of 14 wines – wines that echoed through the last 25 years of his astonishing journey as a winemaker.
Mâche is unforgettable. I call it the princess of all leafy greens. The tiny lettuce, when picked young, looks like a rosette, no bigger than a small daisy. Also known as corn salad, field salad or lamb’s lettuce, mâche thrives in cool weather and, contrary to its delicate features, is […]
When it came time to choosing wine for the latkes I created for my Hanukkah feature in Rockland Magazine, I didn’t hesitate for even half a second. Sparkling wine was in order – after all, what holiday party is complete without a glass of bubbly?! And it just so happens […]
Are you planning a Hanukkah party this year? Take a look at my feature for the 2010 holiday issue of Rockland Magazine. In it, I share my thinking on how to blend a little tradition with a lot of glamour and make this year’s Festival of Lights your brightest one […]
The classic potato latke gets a makeover! Made with shallots instead of onions, these potato latkes are delicate and slightly sweet. Served with a dollop of apple confit spiked with Calvados, and a buttery, crispy sage leaf, each mouthful of these latkes yields an explosion of flavor.
I came up with this recipe for a Hanukkah feature I wrote in the 2010 holiday issue of Rockland Magazine. Of course, the potato latke is de rigueur on any Hanukkah menu, but why not serve latkes with other seasonal ingredients, I wondered? That’s when sweet, delicate butternut squash came […]
These bite-sized latkes are superb! The cayenne-spiced crème fraîche is perfect with the sweet, mellow beets.
I came up with this recipe after searching high and low in several gourmet markets and finding nothing that fit the image I had in my mind’s palate for these deliciously cheesy and light little twists.
On a beautiful day in late September my husband and I decided to take a little road trip to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Although we very much needed a break from our relentlessly hectic schedules, the truth is that I had an ulterior motive: I wanted […]
One of the things that excites me most is to take a humble vegetable and turn it into something exquisite. Like… a simple radish.
If you want to experience a truly fabulous radish, then take the time to browse your local farmers’ market or farm stand. There are many varieties available these days – radishes come in all sizes, shapes and colors, with flavors ranging from crisp and sweet to a little hot and […]
This quick and easy recipe for roasted plums is a family favorite. Serve it with cardamom gelato and crushed pistachios for a showpiece dessert!