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…

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…