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…

Spicy sausage and roasted fennel pizza.

As happy as I am that warm weather is becoming the norm rather than a novelty, I’m a little bummed that this means that it will be very soon time to put away my beloved Baking Steel until the late summer/early fall. I received it for my birthday last year, and between Marc Vetri’s dough…

Beet-cured salmon from Gail Simmons’ Bringing It Home.

My love of Top Chef has gotten to the point that I have a section of my main bookshelf dedicated to some of my favorite judges* and cheftestants from the show—though I will admit that Tom Colicchio’s books live up in my New York section, because most of these books came out way after his…