Cucumber Fennel Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

I always enjoy when Cheryl picks out recipes for Sunday Dinner.  It’s kind of like a mystery ingredient box, I don’t know what she’ll pick and she usually picks a recipe or two we’ve never tried.  This past weekend she picked up the Food & Wine magazine I hadn’t even read yet and decided a…

Getting Colder Outside, Make a Hearty Vegetable Garbure!

Your first question is what the heck is a vegetable garbure?  Short answer: a ham and vegetable French peasantry stew.  Long answer: a French stew I found in Ruhlman’s Twenty which enabled me to use up the bacon rind I’ve been saving in the freezer from the last time I made bacon.  Doesn’t it always…

Ratatouille – Something French for Bastille Day

Ratatouille.  A dish most everyone knows but one which has lots of different versions and techniques.  One of the things I love about food (other than cooking and eating) is the debate which can surround it.  There’s Chicago v NYC in hot dogs and pizza, NY v the rest of the world with bagels, milk…