Apricot-Almond Babka

Every once in a while you need to change things up. Chocolate seems to be the usual filling for babka these days, but instead, let’s take time to appreciate the…

Apple Cider Croissant Doughnuts

Food trends come and go just as quickly as your weekly grocery circular or acid-washed jeans or tube tops (thank goodness). But one I hope will stick around a little…

Cowboy Butter Skillet-Grilled T-Bone Steak

The best steaks come out of cast-iron skillets. With their ability to get superhot, they can sear the outside of a steak, sealing in all the juicy deliciousness that you…

Chicken Orvieto

Over the years I have probably cooked this more than any other chicken dish. It’s based on a dish in Alastair Little’s Italian Kitchen (out of print but worth tracking…

SWEET HONEY CORN BREAD

I grew up eating corn bread often; it was one of those frugal foods that filled the belly but also tasted like incredible comfort food. It’s such a versatile side…

Chicken Fatteh

A feast with lots of elements, textures and temperatures. Layer the components judiciously, each needs wise seasoning. And be generous with the herbs, to make it sing. Finish with pomegranate…

SPICED PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Pumpkin pie and cheesecake lovers, this special dessert is for you! Thick and creamy cheesecake joins the classic spices and flavors of pumpkin pie in this delectable treat that the…

CARAMELIZED ONION & VEGGIE–PACKED STUFFING

Who doesn’t love stuffing?! It’s one of those classic dishes that everyone seems to love, especially for the holidays. This version is brimming with veggies and a touch of seasonal…

Chicken with Griddled Leeks, Roast Peppers and Salbitxada

Salbitxada is a Catalan sauce. It most often ends up fairly finely ground – like a purée, or pesto – but I like to find chunks of tomato in it,…

Royal Chicken Korma

Once I had made chicken korma myself, I was never able to order it from a takeaway again. This is based on a recipe from my great friend Roopa Gulati…

CHOCOLATE-SPICED PUMPKIN BREAD

Spiced pumpkin bread is such a treat during the colder months when pumpkin is in season. The sweet winter squash adds a nice texture and flavor to this easy quick…

Little (fish) Bollito Misto

One of the classics of Italian food, this dish from Piedmont is a wonderful old-fashioned feast. A proper big bollito feeds about 18 and includes tongue and sometimes veal. It…