Fresh Ricotta Cheese

The first time I ever made ricotta cheese was in my dining room at Gourmet Magazine. It was based on a family recipe from the magazine’s art director Richard Feretti. And it was amazing. Not only did it taste so much better than the supermarket version (anything homemade tastes better…


French Onion Soup Burger

If you’re a fan of traditional French onion soup – and who isn’t? – you’re going to love this burger.  It’s kitted out with all of the ingredients that make the soup such a treasure – tender, browned onions, beef broth, red wine, Gruyere cheese, and French bread – and…


Alsatian Cheese and Onion Pie

Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes Servings: Makes three 10- x 12-inch pizzas 6 ounces bacon, sliced thin crosswise 4 cups thinly sliced onion salt and black pepper 8 ounces crème fraiche 1 large egg yolk pinch nutmeg 3 ounces coarsely grated gruyere cheese Pizza dough (recipe below) or…


Lemon Cheese

Makes 6 – 8 small servings of lemon caciotta Hand on preparation time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes 1 half gallon of fresh cow’s milk 2 teaspoons of rennet 1 lemon, zested In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat to 98 degrees (body temperature). Add…