Pounded pear piccata.

Fall is a bit late this year. The DC farm markets are still selling beautiful peaches and even a few nectarines. There’s nary a head of broccoli or Brussels sprout in sight. With the pressure of weekly recipe development, that calls for another Hail Mary pass. That, of course, is […]

Sharing the spotlight. 2

Brussels sprouts with bleu cheese mustard butter from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. Not only have Brussels sprouts become the trendiest member of the Brassica family, but they have been pigeonholed for caramelization. No one wants to hear about a Brussels sprout today unless it’s roasted, flash fried, or sautéed in […]

Guilty pleasure. 1

Every year, about a week before Christmas, my family gathers in Aunt Terry’s kitchen to make several hundred pierogi in preparation for Wigilia (pronounced vee-geel-ya), the Polish celebration on Christmas Eve. My Dad rolls out the elastic dough, rounds are cut out with a drinking glass and then filled with potato and cheese, sauerkraut or […]

Let the games begin!

The World Cup reveals Washington, DC at its most international. If you think offices are unproductive during a Congressional recess, just watch them starting at 4pm EDT today when Brazil faces off against Croatia. Until July 13th we’ll be taking extended lunches and cheering for our countries of origin, those […]