Brown Rice, Chopped Tomato, Arugula

When gluttony meets restraint, there’s always brown rice. We are on the threshold of tomato time in Michigan. It’s hard to be patient. At the local farmers market they will have both red and gold cherry tomatoes (what the Italians call pendolini) and Early Girls and Big Boys bursting with flavor. You take the Girls…More

A Sweet and Tangy Spaghetti–a dish that’s always great

How to make a fast dish of pasta that’s always great? A number of years ago I taught a cooking class I called “ten sauces, ten pastas, ten wines.” The animating idea was to become a good match-maker. Some sauces need a particular form of pasta. Meat sauces, for example, instead of spaghetti or linguini…More