These are the dishes that represent a place on a plate, they're those classics you just gotta try from Lebanese Lemonade to Portuguese Pineapple Cake, and, of course, our easy, healthy version of those recipes.
Spring soups are recipes that don't seem to get nearly enough love IMO. One that deserves all the attention is this Spring take on minestrone soup made with a parmesan broth, baby potatoes, loads of spring vegetables, and topped with a pistachio parsley gremolata.
We all have our own romanticized vision of the perfect day in France. For us, it would be incomplete without a classic French Madeleine to savor at the end of our meal. Buttery and delicate, these are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Enjoying a view of the Burgundy countryside with these cookies is optional, but recommended.
When I was traveling in Japan I had some amazing eats—gooey takoyaki, grilled skewers, bowls of ramen. But, after a while, I wanted a good clean meal—enter the chirashi bowl. This is a recipe for a classic Chirashi bowl with brown rice to make it even healthier.
IOHO, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitious cranberry and brie appetizer. Here we do a modern twist on that recipe by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, and citrus zest.
Over and over again we tip our hats to the Italians for all their delicious espresso creations. And though we love a good latte and swoon for an icy cold shakerato, one we're partial toward is the classic coffee and ice cream float known as an affogato!
It’s no secret we love Italy and we travel there as often as we can. But, we can’t always hop a flight at a moment's notice. The next best thing? Cooking these classic Italian recipes, inviting friends over, and daydreaming about travel.