On a hectic day, I sometimes slip quietly over to Stephanie Stiavetti's blog, TheCulinaryLife.com, a repository for all things comfort food related, to read her musings on life as she spins a recipe for corn on the cob or cassoulet. Her first book is Melt: The Art of Mac and … [Read more...] about Kitchen Shelf: Stephanie Stiavetti
Campbell's was right: Soup is good food. But it's even better for you if you make it yourself. If you’re craving more creamy, hearty, vegetable-y happiness by the bowlful, here are some of my favorite soup cookbooks. Be sure to check out my post, How to Make Soup out of (Almost) … [Read more...] about Kitchen Shelf: Kathleen’s Favorite Soup Books
In honor of Food Day 2013, I'm making a special appearance at Everett Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Since Food Day is about promoting healthy, affordable food, I'll lead a comparative tasting of basic kitchen staples, such as salt and canned tomatoes, do a short knife … [Read more...] about Food Day event at Everett Public Library
I keep hearing about "superfoods." What the heck are they and should I care? - Danielle, a reader from Milwaukee Superfood. You may have seen this mysterious moniker planted on grocery store packaging, promising to prevent cancer, heart disease or any number of ailments. … [Read more...] about Reader Q&A: What the heck is a SUPER FOOD?
Adapted from a story by editor Jennifer Armentrout from Fine Cooking, this infused oil can be added to roasted vegetables before cooking or to steamed vegetables afterward. It provides a lovely complement to roasted beets, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, fennel, … [Read more...] about Recipe: Rosemary-Thyme-Lemon Oil