This year St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday, so it's a perfect excuse to get together for a warm family dinner that celebrates the best of Irish food. This menu comes to us from Darina Allen, author of Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage.
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Inspired by Alexander Lobrano's travels in Transylvania documented in Eternal Terrain, this menu is deeply spiced and fragrant with paprika, thyme, and cumin. Dishes like Mititei (Grilled Sausages) and Mămăligă Cu Smăntănă (Romanian Polenta with Sour Cream) bring together the area's Hungarian, Romanian, Saxon, and many other culinary influences for a meal as eclectic as the land that inspired it.
A Venetian tradition, cicheti are small bites enjoyed as appetizers and snacks in wine bars, or bacari, all over Venice. This menu of small plates works as well for a cocktail party as it does for a casual get-together with a couple of friends. Enjoy with a glass of Italian wine or a refreshing "spriss".
A hearty, New England style baked bean supper, with slow-cooked baked beans, soft Parkerhouse rolls, sliced ham, slaw, and apple pie.
Spicy, cheesy, and full of heart, nothing warms our bellies and souls during the doldrums of winter more than Tex-Mex cuisine.
Whether or not you observe Lent, Mardi Gras is a great excuse for an indulgent feast of classic New Orleans-inspired food. From a rich and spicy Crawfish Étouffée to sugar-sprinkled King Cake, we've got plenty of ways to celebrate.
With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, you might not have time for breakfast in bed — but who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? Stay in this Valentine's Day and serve your sweetheart an intimate dinner — no reservation (or even getting out of bed) required.
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to gather together your friends for a playfully themed fête: everything's red and pink and over-the-top, no romantic dates required.
On a cold, gloomy evening, there's nothing we crave more than exotic spices and rich full flavors. With richly-sauced butter chicken, long-cooked carrot kari, homemade chapati bread, and more, this Indian-inspired menu (which feeds 4 to 6) is sure to warm away any winter chills.
Like any other food-oriented holiday, there are certain Super Bowl Sunday traditions that demand to be observed. Wings, pizza, and beer are must-haves, but instead of ordering in, we've got recipes that will take you through all four quarters of snacking and cheering.