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Asian Green Beans and Pork

   The original version of this Chinese dish is deep fried. I didn’t think most home cooks would want to deep fry on a weeknight (let alone at all.) I also wanted to lighten it up a bit so I figured out a way to crisp the beans without the…

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Milk Street Radio: Claire Ptak is in Love with a Pink Cake

We’re joined by baker Claire Ptak, whose desserts are a winning combination of California flavor and London style—and even royalty agrees. She shares her favorite recipes and reveals the behind-the-scenes details of being chosen to bake the cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Plus, Rowan Jacobsen crash-lands into…

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Souffle Omelet

Photo by Jessica Leibowitz Any leftovers you have would make a fine filling for this souffléed omelet so consider this a clean out the fridge dish. Just make sure you only beat your egg whites to soft peaks, otherwise they won’t fold properly into the egg yolk base. Makes 2…

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Milk Street Radio: Love, War and Slow Noodles

Chantha Nguon, co-author of “Slow Noodles,” shares her story of survival as a Cambodian refugee. Also this week: We learn about the world’s first fast-food chain from Kansas City reporter Mackenzie Martin, and Alex Aïnouz ranks the best pastas at the grocery store. https://www.177milkstreet.com/radio/love-war-and-slow-noodles-how-chantha-nguon-survived-the-khmer-rouge

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My Latest Watercolor!

I take online classes where the teacher explains what colors and techniques to use (I highly recommend online classes for the beginning painter). So I am not yet on my own, but I am learning and I am very happy with this.

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Milk Street Radio: Pro Secrets of Homemade Pasta

Missy Robbins, chef and founder of Lilia and Misi in Brooklyn, teaches a masterclass in making pasta at home—she explains why her noodle recipes include a copious number of egg yolks, why she often leaves salt out, and her secret to cacio e pepe. Plus, Romy Gill takes us on…

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Mozzarella in Carrozza from “Italian Snacking” by Anna Francese Gass

I made these tasty crispy shallow fried ooey gooey cheesy sandwiches while I was at the family farm with The Husband. Big hit!!! You must check out this new cookbook. It will up your entertaining game.

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Milk Street Radio: Kyle MacLachlan Gets Serious about Wine

If you’ve turned on your TV in the last 30 years, you’ve seen Kyle MacLachlan: Think “Twin Peaks,” “Sex and the City” and “Desperate Housewives.” But when he’s not starring in Hollywood, he’s wandering vineyards in Washington. This week, MacLachlan joins us for memories from the set of “Blue Velvet,”…

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Tomatillo Salsa Clams

Photo by Jessica Leibowitz If you think about it, the liquor in which a clam swims is nature’s own clam sauce, a great source of the clam’s appeal whether you eat it raw or steamed.  When they’re steamed the clam shells open and  the clam liquor flows into the pot. …

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