The Spicy Brazilian as inspired by Palace in Miami Beach.

After my first trip to Little Havana, I Ubered back over to South Beach as the weather had improved significantly by the early afternoon and I wanted to take a stroll down Ocean Drive and take in the hist ts smack dab in the middle of it all, and because it was so nice that…

Making Marc Vetri’s nine-yolk tagliolini with pistachio-orange pesto.

M’s little brother is getting married in June, and he’s asked us to help out with the rehearsal dinner. We’ll be cooking in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility that’s part Airbnb and part community/event space, and we’re working on finalizing the menu as I write this. We gave him and his fiance the choice between two–one…

Alton Brown’s cacio e pepe from Good Eats: Reloaded

As annoying as Google can be with news alerts and the like (no, I don’t need to receive every freaking article about Avengers: Endgame ever, especially when most of them have the same information!!!), I have to admit that I squealed recently when I received a notification that Good Eats: The Return has officially started…

Spicy sausage and roasted fennel pizza.

As happy as I am that warm weather is becoming the norm rather than a novelty, I’m a little bummed that this means that it will be very soon time to put away my beloved Baking Steel until the late summer/early fall. I received it for my birthday last year, and between Marc Vetri’s dough…

Mushroom eggs from Basque Country for Sunday brunch.

While I won’t say that every brunch dish we make at home won’t actually be brunch-ish or brunch-adjacent, I have to admit that this new little exercise of ours is encouraging me to scour my cookbooks for the dishes I felt would always be perfect for that time of day first. Since most of them…