Rachael likes to use earthy dried mushrooms and their rich broth in her version of this Italian hunters' stew. In her family, it's served with farro or polenta; regionally, it can be made with or without the chili pepper.tags: dinner poultry cheese vegetables pasta Yum-o! Family-Friendly braise simmer boil more
Classic Italian meatballs get a boost of fat and flavor from grated Parmesan, while breadcrumbs make the texture fluffy. And who doesn’t love them? Juicy, plump, and aromatic, little parcels of ground meat bubbling away in a rich sauce are irresistible.
Although I’ve always associated meatballs with Italy, it turns out that people throughout the world have their own version of this savory delicacy. From Turkey to India to Sweden to Iran, you’ll find delicious variations, many of which use no bread or cheese.tags: appetizers dinner rice, grains and breads beef poultry braise simmer more
Wonderfully fresh and delightful recipes are found in Louisa Shafia's newest cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen. Beautiful colors, intense flavors and nutritious ingredients are present in all the dishes.tags: brunch dinner lunch fruit poultry sauté boil braise simmer more
This meal goes way beyond ordinary meat and potatoes. Deep rich flavors are develped in short ribs slowly braised in two wines, veggies and herbs. Prepare a day ahead to serve the next day with potatoes and escarole.tags: brunch dinner lunch cheese beef vegetables potatoes boil braise roast simmer more
There are tons of variations of dishes al ajillo, or “with a little garlic,” all over Spain. This is an extremely easy and tasty dish that can be served as a side or as a protein rich, energy packed breakfast.
If you want to try this for dinner or a tapas dish, omit the egg and pile these mushrooms, hot or cold, into little ceramic dishes, stick a toothpick in each, and you’re on your way to your own tapas party. I also love them tossed in a salad