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…

Eric Ripert’s California Bee Sting from Avec Eric.

Every once in a while I find myself feeling the urge to bring out my fancy rocks glasses that I inherited from my grandmother when we cleaned out her house years ago. They belonged originally to my great-great aunt who sponsored my grandmother’s emigration to the U.S. from Ireland, and they always stood in a…

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…