Monthly Archives: April 2011

ROASTED SARDINES WITH GREEN GARLIC GREMOLATA

Roasted Sardines with Green Garlic Gremolata

Last week I went on a little getaway to Death Valley. We were trying to catch that rare window where the weather is just right: somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-something degrees. The heat was already there, though, regularly climbing to 99 degrees in the afternoons, in the shade. Locals will scoff at this and […]

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Eat Retreat

Eat Retreat: Favas

Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to spend a weekend in rural Sonoma with an incredible group of food enthusiasts at the first ever Eat Retreat. Founded by an impressive trio of ladies (Laura Brunow Miner, Kathryn Tomajan and Emily Morgan), we were enticed with the tagline Play with your food this spring […]

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PAN-FRIED WHOLE FAVA BEANS

Sauteed Whole Fava Beans

As much as I adore fava beans, the labor involved in shelling them sometimes dissuades me from cooking with them. Last year, when I first gave this pan-roasted method a whirl, I was blown away. You get all the joy of the fava bean, but the preparation is so heartbreakingly simple that it’s hard to […]

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Pea Shoot Salad with Fava Beans

Pea Shoot Salad with Fava Beans

Something happens when the weather first warms up. It feels like vacation, perhaps because it is such a departure from the place that we know as we knew it throughout the winter. Perhaps it’s because there’s so much exposed skin and, well, that affects us on some animal level. Then a song comes on, a […]

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APRIL SEASONAL FOOD GUIDE

The April Seasonal Food Guide

Yes, oh yes! As spring creeps up on us with pale blossoms and shy green tendrils, the world of produce quietly begins to burst at the seams. The increased light and longer evenings seem to do wonders for the mood. And there is a posse of delicate spring greens eager to make a cameo in […]

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