Tortilla – a wonderful, easy to make stove-top egg and potato dish from Spain, and I remember some friends who went through a 3-day “personal development” course called “The Forum.” Weird stuff.
A spicy Moroccan concoction of lamb balls (kefta) and buttery couscous – very tender and exotically flavored if you stick to the original recipe (we didn’t). Plus, after some polling of a few friends roughly my age, why is it that we seem to have fewer close friends as we grow older? Is it okay? Is it normal?
Your top 16 favorite recipes from the last 2 1/4 years based on page views – from super simple to exhausting and grueling – and all of them on a rarefied, exalted plane of ultra-deliciousness. Dig in!
A terrific Spanish dish baked eggs with veggies, prosciutto and chorizo – so much flavor with so few spices. Like, none! Also, an upcoming Maine caucus workshop in Belfast, Jan. 28…
Remembering a rollicking night of excess just doing my job as a journalist and TV writer, the story of John and Marge Fairservice’s survival on a rock in the ocean, and a delicious warm-me-up potato dish provided by my daughter-in-law Gillian.
A beautifully simple and sumptuous chicken dish from Tuscany, and an idle thought or two about Thanksgiving…
A tip of the hat to Jonathan Winters and one of his funniest-ever ad-libs, and a super-tender and succulent lamb dish cooked in a tajine (or tagine).
Hmm… what to eat while watching nasty and depraved mystery television shows? Answer: Mediterranean eggplant stuffed with onion and tomatoes, plus a new recipe for Maine whelk fritters!
A savory – not too sweet – pumpkin soup recipe from Ecuador… with garlic, onion, tomatoes (!!), cumin. Creamy and delicious and very good for you, if you don’t mind a gazillion units of Vitamin A. And one of the best uses of pumpkin since they’re smashed cars in Damariscotta…
Smiles and good feelings on a weekend jaunt to St. Andrews, N.B. and the Land of “eh.” I have no idea why so many Canadians are such wonderful people, but they are, and I’m glad they’re just a few hours away from us.