Reflections on pizza dough and the evolution of a cook

There's nothing quite so rewarding as cooking a recipe that you haven't cooked in a year, and realizing that your entire thought process in cooking has changed and evolved since then. Last year, Charlie gave me a pizza stone for Christmas, and from there I made several pizzas. Then as the weather warmed up, we … Continue reading Reflections on pizza dough and the evolution of a cook

Farmer’s market tomato and radicchio salad

Food from the farmer's market needs little more than simple preparation. But why does it taste so good? Read on for more information about locally grown foods, the inspiration behind this salad. Farmer's market stands are stocked with fresh, local ingredients, often harvested that very morning. The food itself has spent less time traveling than … Continue reading Farmer’s market tomato and radicchio salad

Persimmon and pomegranate seed salad with walnuts and radicchio

I made this David Tanis recipe yesterday, inspired by its seasonality and lovely colors. I didn't know what to expect, knowing radicchio is bitter, but not knowing how it would pair with persimmons and pomegranate seeds. This turned out to be one of the best salad I've ever had. When I headed to the farmer's … Continue reading Persimmon and pomegranate seed salad with walnuts and radicchio