Molto Risotto

Molto Risotto

How Italian trattoria-style cooking found its way to my New Hampshire kitchen I’m so crazy about Italy and its cuisine that I’m willing to go out on a limb and boldly state that there is no such thing as bad food in Italy. Yes, Italian art and architecture are...
Bringing Home Charcuterie

Bringing Home Charcuterie

SOMETIMES THE BEST MEAL IS THE SIMPLEST TO PREPARE The increasing popularity of charcuterie boards comes as no surprise to anyone who grew up in a home where meals consisting of smoked and cured meats with cheese were de rigueur. My father, who hails from Lithuania,...

The Relaxed Host

MAYBE LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE WORK FOR YOUR NEXT SOIRÉE Perhaps the only thing better than pulling together a warm, social winter meal comprised of local products and foods is one where you play host and someone else does the work. Yes, there are those of us who love...
Winter’s Cornucopia

Winter’s Cornucopia

AN ECLECTIC, LOCALLY SOURCED MENU FROM OUR WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS Cooking with local ingredients can be a challenge in winter, but not an impossibility. Head to one of the winter farmers’ markets in the area and you will find meat, root vegetables, and cold-season...
Rosé, The Sublime Pink Drink

Rosé, The Sublime Pink Drink

Take a second look at a wine that’s slightly more complex than rumor has it Rosé wine is having a moment. It seems almost everyone—not just wine lovers and foodies—are extolling its virtues. I must admit that while I’m now enthusiastically on board with the pink drink...