Spaghetti al Pomodoro

One of the easiest and yet most difficult recipes in Italy is pasta with tomato sauce (Spaghetti al Pomodoro). That is the beauty of real Italian cooking, simplicity. It is true that chefs in Italy, when judging other restaurants, many times order the most simple or common dishes. If you execute a successful dish with…

The Easiest Fried Fish Tacos Ever

I was watching a cooking show on TasteMade. Chef Megan Mitchell was making a fajita bar. I was mildly shocked when she used frozen Gorton’s® Beer Battered Fish Fillets for her “fried fish”. Once I realized they were a sponsor, it made a little more sense. I got to thinking about it and the fish…

Southern New Year’s Day – “Smoked” Sous Vide Turkey, Field Peas, Sweet and Spicy Collard Greens, Crispy Turkey Skin Chips with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

I’ve post this recipe five years ago (Sous Vide “Smoked” Turkey, Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Cornbread with Turkey Skin Chips). It was very, very good. I won’t include the whole back story of why I originally posted but here is the why we southerners eat greens and peas at New Year’s. Field peas for…

Seared Scallops, Crispy Country Ham, Crowder Peas with Roasted Romesco Sauce

I get ideas for meals from a lot of places. This one was very typical. I get email with updated menus from a local restaurant we like. This particular email from Northampton Wines and Cafe had a unique sounding dish. Two Massachusetts Scallops, Romesco Sauce, Spinach Spaetzle, Buttered Shallots, Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Crispy Prosciutto My…

Sean Brock’s Famous Husk Burger with Crispy Baked Wedge Fries

I never expected to be disappointed with this meal but I tried to manage my expectations. With that said, I was totally blown away with this burger. Most likely the best burger I have ever eaten. I’ve mentioned this many times, but I’m a huge fan of Sean Brock’s food. Since he first started at…