Recently, I was challenged with cooking for a mix of Paleos, vegetarians, and a person who could not eat beans or wheat. Sigh. I fell back on a wildly successful strategy I devised years ago to feed a crowd…Read More
The Italian pot roast I had many years at a dinner party has haunted me ever since, lurking in my memory as pure deliciousness. It is perfect for entertaining: it can be made ahead only has to be reheated to be wonderful. It you call it by its Italian name, it tastes even better.Read More
One of my favorite chilly-weather dishes is also the homeliest-looking. But a leg of lamb cooked seven hours unattended when I’m home working elicits sighs and raves at a dinner party that night, and sublime leftovers in the days that follow.Read More
Chocolate pudding is a guaranteed hit at dinner parties where guests revel in the unexpectedness of a classic kid’s dessert in a grownup setting.
Malted milk powder builds in an additional layer of richness and surprise; the pudding tastes like a malted milk ball, but there are LOTS of ways to improvise on the basic recipe.