Not Without Salt (1)
This recipe is an adaptation of one in Cucina del Sole: A Celebration of Southern Italian Cooking by Nancy Harmon Jenkins.
These delicious kebabs are served off the skewer on a bead of roasted eggplant and fresh cilantro.
The Greek dish garides saganaki, a bubbling concoction of shrimp, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and feta spiked with a shot of ouzo, was invented in the 1950s, most likely at a restaurant in a seaport like Thessaloníki.
An exotic blend of spices, nuts, and tomato makes this dip something special.
Melted cheese is eaten in one form or another all over the world. In Texas they take it one step further and flambé the queso for a dramatic effect.
This Tex-Mex favorite is warm, gooey, and totally satisfying.
Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips.
Make a batch of these as a summertime snack.
Vigliacca can mean scoundrel which in the case of a sauce means that it's spiced with chile peppers.
This dish is made with fresh grape leaves at St. Gregory in Chicago, but jarred ones work, too.
These impossibly good steak fingers—twice-dredged and deep-fried—hooked us at first crunch.
This extravagant salsa makes a lively accompaniment for crab cakes.
The texture of the jellied tomato consommé should have the consistency of a very soft custard.
This recipe came from Oliveto where Paul Bertolli makes his bread crumbs from day-old sourdough bread.
At her Trattoria Tre Stelle in Ithaca, New York, now closed, Victoria Romanoff served this chanterelle butter as an appetizer.
This crispy pizza turnover, whose name means “trouser leg” (for its shape), is a specialty of Naples—san marzano territory.
Ripe tomatoes are best for this pizza sauce; if your tomatoes lack flavor, add tomato purée.
A classic Neapolitan pizza topping, marinara takes its name from the marinai, or sailors, for whom it was first baked in the 18th century.
The different flavors of the cheeses add depth to this simple preparation.
In the ouzo bars of Athens, this dish is served as a meze, or appetizer, and is meant to be shared with good friends.