Tom Colicchio’s roasted tomato risotto from Think Like a Chef.

Even the most casual of Top Chef fans know that attempting to make risotto usually does not end well for the cheftestants, though there have been a few exceptions. Some notable ones I remember include: Season three premiere: Howie actually makes a successful risotto with uni, but forgets to plate the other required component (frog’s…

Pantry cooking with Stephanie Izard: chilled sweet onion soup.

Probably the biggest score I made when doing a stocking-up grocery trip two Fridays ago was to get six pounds of frozen shrimp for the price of two, thanks to the Teet’s buy one, get two special. We polished off the first bag that Sunday, and then I decided to use another pound this week…

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…

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…