Drunken red wine cavatelli with pancetta and basil

While I really don’t have any reason to add any more pasta tools to my collection, I did add one more this past Christmas and I have to say that I really like it: my cavatelli maker. While I’m still getting the hang of it, I wanted to share one of my more successful recipes…

Images (not from) New York, Daytona Beach edition.

“It’s like walking around a defunct amusement park, except people live there.” My friend T on Daytona Beach As someone who is neither a racing enthusiast nor in the demographic who cares about spring break, I’ll admit that Daytona Beach was never really on my bucket list of places I wanted to visit. All that…

Sheldon Simeon’s lomi salmon from Cook Real Hawai’i.

Months ago now, I had the rather brilliant idea of going on a walk over to Whole Foods on a weekly basis in order to get fresh fish and vegetables in order to make ceviche. I thought that this would be a really fun way to eat more fish and get some good walking in,…

Giada De Laurentiis’ pepperoncini shrimp.

With Halloween long over and November in full swing, it seems like everyone I know is either thinking about “stuffing season” or is already breaking out the holiday décor. Honestly, if you’re in the latter camp, I can’t say I blame you–it’s been a tough last two years, and if seeing some twinkly lights or…

Tuscan salmon tartare as inspired by Nigellissima.

As mentioned in a previous post, on most Wednesdays we’ve been enjoying variations on ceviches, tiraditos, and even straight-up raw fish dishes. Normally I’d try switching things up on the fish front, but to be honest we’ve been doing really well with salmon–our Whole Foods has been able to stock some great fish at a…

Frozen pea soup from José Andrés’ Vegetables Unleashed.

As I write this, spring is coming to a close but you would be forgiven for thinking it’s already summer by how hot it is in various parts of the country. Hot weather always makes me want to eat raw fish or fish that’s been cooked in acid and sip on cold soups. While gazpachos…