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Roasted Salmon with Lentil Salad

photo by Jessica Leibowitz French lentils are tiny green lentils that cook in no time and have a wonderful texture and flavor but if you can’t find them go ahead and use plain old green lentils. If you don’t eat pork you can just leave out the pancetta or you…

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Milk Street Radio: 101 Thai Dishes to Cook Before You Die

This week: Jet Tila on Thai food. He tells us about real Thai sriracha, what it takes to make the world’s largest stir-fry and why working at his family’s market sometimes meant visiting the set of “Star Trek.” Plus, we explore the wild world of cooking manga with Deb Aoki;…

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The Cassoulet War is Back!

30+ participating chefs (including yours truly!) will serve up their best version of the iconic stew and we need you to vote for the People’s Choice cassoulet. Our esteemed panel of celebrity chefs will choose the Most Authentic and Most Daring cassoulets. Don’t miss this convivial event, complete with French…

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Milk Street Radio: All About Bees

Bees count, dream and even recognize you. Bees solve puzzles, have distinct personalities and play with balls like a puppy. Zoologist Lars Chittka reveals amazing new discoveries about the mind of a honeybee and what a bee’s consciousness means for us humans. Plus, we investigate the mysterious phenomenon of bee…

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Green Posole with Chicken – A Quick Easy Weeknight Meal!

Photo by Jessica Leibowitz Makes 4 to 6 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes 1 recipe Tomatillo Salsa (recipe follows, add preparation time) or 1 cup bottled green salsa 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cups chicken broth 1 rotisserie chicken Two 15-ounce cans…

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Milk Street Radio: Nigella on Nigella

This week, we interview Nigella Lawson. We discuss what’s to love about brown food, what’s to hate about tasting menus and what everyone gets wrong about cooks. For Valentine’s Day, we explore the life of chocolatier Milton Hershey, make a decadent Dark Chocolate Terrine with Coffee and Cardamom, and take…

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My interview for the podcast “Friends of Anthony Bourdain,” went live this week!

The hosts, Emily Fedner, Fabrizio Villalpando,  and I discuss a million things including what the heck is going on in this photo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fVBJ6hmG8

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Milk Street Radio: Desperately Seeking the Perfect Peach

Alice Waters thinks David Mas Masumoto’s peaches could change the world. Today, Masumoto shares his search for the perfect peach and the shocking family secret that changed the history of his farm. Plus, we chat with Nichole Accettola about Scandinavian baking, from cinnamon knots to rye bread, and we learn…

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Valentine’s Day Recipes from Clove and Cumin!

My friends Tareq and Lima, very talented home cooks, have put together a very special menu for February 14th with recipes and photos. You must check it out! https://cloveandcumin.com/

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“Kings from Queens: The Run-DMC Story” starts airing on Peacock on Feb 1

photo by Janette Beckman Here I am with The Husband at the premiere in NYC of the new 3-part documentary series on Peacock, “Kings from Queens:  The Run-DMC Story.”  (Bill was the crew’s publicist between 1984 and 1992.)  I highly recommend it.  It’s a great story, well told by Run…

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