Mushroom cappuccino from Vegetables Unleashed and the power of creativity.

Between his cookbooks and the PBS series Made in Spain, it’s not difficult to find mentions of the brothers Adrià in José Andrés’s work, and Vegetables Unleashed is no different. Whether it was a technique he learned during his time there or a whole dish he recreates, Andrés is always conscientious to give credit where…

Garlic soup, Basque-style, from Basque Country.

With winter starting officially as of this past Saturday, I’m finding myself seriously craving some soup. I’m more than ready to make some pressure cooker pho, pasta e fagioli, and even some carrot-ginger soup in the next few weeks, but the soup I am planning to make before all of those is a Basque-style soup…

On eating more vegetables with José Andrés’s Vegetables Unleashed.

As I’ve gotten older, I’d like to say that I’ve become much better about eating a wider variety of vegetables but I know I can always do better. A recent trend that has helped that has been the rise of vegetable-driven cookbooks by various celebrity chefs ranging from April Bloomfield to Hugh Acheson. Earlier this…

Lavender-lemon chicken wings, inspired by Rachel Khoo.

When we lived in New Haven, we lived around the corner from the local culinary institution known as Archie Moore’s. We’d go there all the time to have some beer, eat some burgers, and shoot the shit with the bartenders. (Our US congressional representative would hold informal constituent meetings there!) They have a few other…