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Category Archives: Dinner for Two
RECIPE: Fresh Rigatoni and Steak "Bolognese"
I love, love, love a hearty rigatoni Bolognese. Not a soupy tomato sauce, but a thick ragu that sticks to your ribs, with meat that you have to scrape off the bottom of your plate and onto your fork and … Continue reading
RECIPE: Tandoori Charred Salmon and Vegetables
I feel like this is a very Rachael Ray, 30 Minute Meals concept, but I love making takeout food at home. Thai. Chinese. Indian. But if I’m making it at home, I don’t want it to just be as fast … Continue reading
RECIPE: Fresh Cod in a Paper Bag with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mint
Even when you’re cooking for two, even when it’s the middle of the week, even when you don’t want a whole fuss for dinner, you can make something that looks really fancy and French that at the same time is … Continue reading
RECIPE: Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli
When I was growing up, there was an Italian dive half a block away on First Avenue. The front was a pizza parlor, but to locals, the lesser-known back was Little Italy moved uptown (New York has long been a … Continue reading
RECIPE: Five-Spice Fried Calamari with Sesame and Lime
My weeknight repertoire tends toward the healthy. Fish. Beans. Pasta is about as decadent as I usually go. And yet, sometimes, that just isn’t enough. Calamari is like an upmarket version of fish sticks. It’s both comforting and slightly elevated. … Continue reading
RECIPE: Mulberry Street Cassoulet
My favorite food in the world is cassoulet. It’s rustic, filling, hearty, and so, so good. But it doesn’t only have to be French. While the traditional version takes a million minutes and a few different kinds of confit to … Continue reading
RECIPE: Gingerly Roast Pork with Thyme
It’s easy to fall into the trap of cooking pasta during the week. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s good. But sometimes, after a long day, don’t you just want to tear into a piece of meat? Like, a serious … Continue reading