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Our version of Pollo a la Brasa (a classic Peruvian chicken dish) makes a fantastic weeknight dinner. We marinate chicken thighs in garlic, soy sauce, lime juice and spices, then roast them until the skin turns golden and crisp. Serve it with an irresistible tart green sauce, made with chilis and cilantro.
Growing up in New York City, you learn a few very useful things. One, never get into the empty carriage of an otherwise packed train. Two, don’t even try to find a yellow cab between 4:30 and 5:30pm. And three, the very best food is usually the cheapest. For example, back in the day, you could get a roast pork bun from Hop Shing for less than $1. A big bowl of curried vegetables with roti from Punjabi Grocery & Deli went for a whopping $4. And at Pio Pio, a quarter of a golden-skinned Pollo a la Brasa, with aji verde sauce and a few maduro (sweet fried plantains), was about $7 (I’m sure it’s more now, but probably not much).
But the one bad thing about living in a cute Hudson Valley town is there are no funky little Peruvian chicken joints nearby (although we hope soon to get over to Machu Picchu, a Peruvian restaurant over the river in Newburgh). So when we get a craving for these flavors, the only thing left to do is make our own version.
Ramp and cheddar biscuits are a great savory vacation on the classic biscuit – you’ll wish you had your own secret ramp patch!
Ramps, also known as wild leeks or wild garlic, are a seasonal delicacy gone all too quick. Extend the season by making delicious Ramp Butter which can be frozen and enjoyed all year.
Make a chicken dinner special by cooking spicy and tasty jalapeño popper stuffed chicken breasts.
What's better than Carrot Cake? Moist and tender Carrot Cupcakes with vanilla-flecked cream cheese frosting (just because you get one all to yourself). Carrot cupcakes are perfect for the Venn diagram of people who like carrot cake and people who like cupcakes ......
Maple mustard chicken, infused with flavors and baked in the oven, is one of our simplest, most delicious and popular recipes. It’s all we crave when Autumn rolls in!
Crostini is just a fancy word for a a tiny toasty with delicious toppings. They’re an easy, versatile and crowd-pleasing party snack.
A lemongrass collins takes a little work, and a little time, but you will end up with a delicious, refreshing cocktail that will also and not coincidentally knock you on your arse.
Did you know that if you put tasty things into vodka (or gin) and let it steep for a while in a cool, dark place you wind up with vodka (or gin) that tastes like whatever delicious thing you put in it? I can't believe I've never done this before and, to be honest, I'm...
This farro salad with butternut squash and hardy kale lets you imagine it’s actually spring while using up the last of your winter produce.
You know how sometimes when you watch a cooking show (don't judge me, I find them very relaxing), the host will say something like "this ____ is so simple and quick, it's easier than ordering a pizza!" and then they proceed to use 6 different pots and pans (on their...