Alsatian Chicken Stew

Is there a smell better than leeks sizzling away in bacon fat? Probably. Somewhere. Maybe. But on a cold winter’s night, with flurries out the window and snow-capped mountains on TV, I can’t think of one. Here’s an easy, one-pot chicken stew—a riff on Nigella Lawson’s riff on Coq au Vin—whose leeks and bacon and…

Father knows best: Grilled cheese & grapes

“My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.”  – Mark Twain For a couple years when Mike and I were little kids, my mom went to night and summer school, wedging in courses to wrap up her master’s (in between teaching and, you know, momming). Once a week or…

White wines for green leaves

We put this wine on the tasting table Monday, which, not coincidentally, was Opening Day for Moore Brothers as a host site for the LFFC CSA. I chose Diego Bolognani’s Nosiola precisely because it’s worked well for me in the past with leafy, tannic greens, and I knew our boxes would be full of cool-weather…