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Savor the Last Days of Summer

on Thursday, 18 August 2016. Posted in Newsletters

Savor the Last Days of Summer

Beat the Heat! 5 Quick-Fix Meals to Get You Out of the Kitchen

With summer’s end fast approaching (only 35 more days!), it's time to savor the season and take a much-needed break from the hot kitchen. Right now, it's about celebrating simplicity and peak-season produce, basking in the sun and enjoying the last, long summer evenings with family and...

Muhammara Salad

on Thursday, 18 August 2016. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Recipes

Muhammara Salad

This riff on muhammara, a Middle Eastern dip made with roasted red peppers, walnuts and pomegranate molasses, remixes all of the traditional ingredients in a refreshing salad. Serve with pita and grilled chicken, fish or lamb kebabs.

Recipe by Asha Loupy

Do you Dukkah? 7 Ways to Use this Rockin’ Spice Mix.

on Friday, 12 August 2016. Posted in Newsletters

Do you Dukkah? 7 Ways to Use this Rockin’ Spice Mix.

Crank up the flavor with this Egyptian spice mix

Dukkah—a traditional Egyptian spice mix made with toasted nuts, sesame seeds and a mixture of spices—will have you hooked upon first bite. For her addictive version, our friend Kitty Keller of KL Keller Foodways blends rich buttery almonds, hazelnuts and sesame seeds with...

Fregola Sarda with Clams & Zucchini

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Fregola Sarda with Clams & Zucchini

This vibrant pasta dish—inspired by the Sardinian classic Fregola con Vongele—is Italian summer in a bowl (close your eyes and you can almost feel the Mediterranean breeze kiss your face). Traditionally, this dish is made with crushed tomatoes, but here we lightened...

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans

Trofie pasta—a classic cut of Liguria—is traditionally served with nutty basil pesto. Trofie (derived from the Greek word for "nourishment") is one of the most comforting bowlfuls we can think of. In the height of summer, Trofie al Pesto calls out for homemade...

Spaghettoni alla Nicolina (Caramelized Zucchini & Pecorino Romano)

on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted in Recipes

Spaghettoni alla Nicolina (Caramelized Zucchini & Pecorino Romano)

Nicolina Sergiacomo Peduzzi is the matriarch of the artisan pasta-making family of Rustichella d'Abruzzo. When someone is invited to her family table, she makes her famous Spaghetti alla Nicolina—as we now call the dish. The simplicity and the flavors of the caramelized zucchini and...