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…

Tagliolini with parsley-basil-garlic scape pesto, just in time for summer.

Two years ago, I shared the pasta I served at my brother-in-law’s rehearsal dinner: tagliolini with pistachio-orange pesto, and it feels right to be talking about pesto once again, because who likes making intense tomato sauces once summer hits? (I do, at least when the really good tomatoes start popping up in the market and…

Air fryer Catalonian-style chicken wings with allioli.

Even though it’s been nearly seven years(!) since we last were in Caldes d’Estrac and eating at El Taller, I still think about their signature roasted meats served with a ramekin of allioli made completely from scratch. (By that I mean they made the emulsion only using some garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil…