Monthly Archives: March 2010

Countdown to Italy – Gnocchi al Pesto

In anticipation of my upcoming voyage to Rome, Headline Foods is featuring a weekly installment series creatively titled Countdown to Italy.  Read other posts here. After a brief foray into asparagus season, it’s time for the second installment of…COUNTDOWN TO ITALY.  Let us return to the hot, crowded kitchen of yore where our young chefs […]

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pasta Needs No Introduction…

…or photographs?  Unfortunately, you’re going to have to bear with me and my descriptive prose to get a sense of this dish, as I neglected to take photos.  Which is particularly upsetting as this is my first ever Smitten Kitchen poached post, and I was at least going to ATTEMPT to live up to the […]

Countdown to Italy – Maccheroni di Salento e Verdure al Forno

As my loyal readers may have noticed, I’ve been threatening some upcoming special features.  Well, here is the first in a series I’m creatively calling “Countdown to Italy”, because it is all about Italian food in anticipation of my May trip to Rome. As the old saying goes, “show me someone who doesn’t like Italian […]

Please sir, may I have some boar?

Well folks, vegetarianism was a nice ride while it lasted, but it looks like I’ve fallen off the wagon…at least for now.  I mean, I wasn’t going to pass up a chance for wild boar just to roast some more squash and mash some parsnips, was I?  To be fair, the farmer’s markets aren’t exactly […]

Butternut Saga

My first attempt at butternut squash was five days after my arrival in New York.  Katie and I had spent a wonderful day exploring the New Museum, and were winding our way through the Union Square Farmer’s Market picking up goods for dinner.  This being mid-October, there was an overflowing bounty from which to choose.  […]