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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado) enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of trips and favorite associated recipes. Browse my travel recipes...
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The burger – be it White Castle or Farmer’s Market Veggie-Grain – could be the most telling testimonial, the most apt memoir of the 20th and early 21st century American palate. Little sis “Slider” drills into this hypothesis. The Slider, especially, is suited to our national temperament and accommodates our multitasking lifestyle. It’s easily held in one … Full recipe post
Safe to say it’s summer yet? When shopping at the Kerrytown Farmer’s Market last week, I can finally believe it. Produce stands are in full swing, with berries, squash, mushrooms, greens and tomatoes begging to be put to good use. Yesterday I purchased a 7-ounce ball of Italian-imported buffalo mozzarella from Trader Joe’s. The classic pairing of … Full recipe post
I’m reluctant to quote statistical data linking patronage of fast food chains to high obesity rates; so much material is circumstantial, biased, and, therefore, skewed. Except data mined from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Information gleaned from their studies regarding global populations, their eating habits, and relativity of fast food consumption to obesity … Full recipe post
Ann Arbor — the academic community we call home — is lauded for its superior secondary education and the world-renowned University of Michigan. Our town, for good reason, is therefore choked with adrenaline come May and June, when throngs of graduating high school and college seniors are given their moment to pause, reflect on a … Full recipe post
There’s no trick to making grilled sandwiches taste great. Load a pile of meat and cheese between two slices of mayo-slathered bread, then grill both sides in copious amounts of butter until the cheese has melted and the bread is crispy gold. The grease-soaked bread is as close as you can get to eating butter directly from … Full recipe post
Looking for a healthy dish to balance the exigencies of holiday cheer? Skip this article – this is not the recipe for you. But there are a few days left before the ball drops and resolutions for the New Year are made. So if you’re looking for a festive nosh that will satisfy a sweet … Full recipe post
Why did I seek out Katherine Farrell’s advise on creating the ultimate, make-ahead tailgate dish, and sharing her recipe, plus tips for scoring a touchdown at your next tailgate party? Because her company, Katherine’s Catering, has catered scores of the University of Michigan president’s tailgates since the 80‘s; has a devoted group of regular tailgaters who use her … Full recipe post
Hamburgers are an affectionate memoir of the 20th century American appetite, recalling backyard barbecues, squirt bottles of ketchup, and thighs sticking to vinyl in a small-town diner. There’s no stopping the free-wheeling burger, and in the spirit of free enterprise, empires continue to be built in the 21st century upon our insatiable, unblushing appetite for … Full recipe post
What inspires many of us of down-state Michiganders to pack our backs and head north each summer? The scratch of sand through toes as we traverse dunes and traipse along water’s edge…endless days evaporating into a purple-pink patina, as the sun sinks into the lake. Yes—certainly—but a few weeks back, Richard and I packed our … Full recipe post
About now, you may be looking at a picked apart turkey carcass wondering if you should just keep picking at it or be creative with the leftovers. You’re in good company; there are as many recipes devoted to what to do with leftover holiday turkey as there are recipes for cooking the bird itself. This recipe for … Full recipe post
Processed pastry, manufactured meat…but hey – don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em. It’s a pity to only reserve this recipe for Halloween; Hot Dog Mummy Babies are a classic. And after gobbling a couple down a couple with the kids, ketchup and mustard dipping sauce at the ready, I’m thinking a down-scaled, adult version … Full recipe post
Even carnivores love these mushroom burgers–especially stuffed with cheese. Whatever cheese you have on hand should work fine, goat cheese is a personal favorite. To start, begin grilling the mushrooms gill side down. When the mushrooms are just tender, turn over and place cheese inside each cap. It will melt as the mushroom top grills … Full recipe post
Nothing shouts football louder than a meatball sub. The sandwich — brown-flecked porky pigskins in a bun posed for trajectory — even resembles the sport. I’m turning down the volume on this sub recipe, injecting Spanish notes to the traditional favorite. Lord knows I need some calming down, for instance, after that Notre Dame game. … Full recipe post
I made a dish similar to this last month, but today I substituted zucchini and eggplant for the marinated lamb. I’m grilling the veggies on a grill pan; I’ve sacrificed one to many slices of vegetables this year to the God of the Flames. You will have leftover tzadziki, but it keeps in your fridge several days. It’s a healthy … Full recipe post
My husband, Richard, and I occasionally visit his relatives in the Binghamton, N.Y., area. I’m fascinated by the way one particular sandwich – the spiedie – has such a strong presence in the city. Restaurants, delis and diners have created thriving businesses off of these marinated, grilled meat sandwiches, bags of bread for spiedies, and spiedie bottled marinades. Everywhere … Full recipe post