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How to Make Cow Head Barbacoa Courtesy of Homesick Texan by Lisa   “What do you want with a cow head?” asked the farmer selling beef at the Union Square Greenmarket. “We don’t sell cow heads here in New York—they’re … Continue reading

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And a champagne toast for January… “Happy New Year! May 2014 be the BEST Year Yet!”  

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Elizabeth’s Holiday Prime Rib with Decadent Horseradish Cream This recipe is the star of my family’s holiday dinner—but it’s not a fussy star!  The recipe is easy enough for a new cook and so good that you will make it … Continue reading

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November Thanksgiving Menu  Nibbles Fresh Pears with Stilton Spiced Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds * * * Dinner Renaissance Ribs Grilled Maple Glazed Turkey Southern Sausage Dressing Cider-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Creamed Spinach Casserole Smashed Potatoes with Caramelized Pan Gravy Whole Wheat … Continue reading

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Lemon Saffron Aioli Black-and-Blue Sashimi Tuna Steaks with Wasabi-Soy Dipping Sauce Grilled Vegetables It’s Indian summer and I look forward to the days of “feels like summer” every fall. Besides being the most beautiful time … Continue reading

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 September Blog: Tumbled Tomatoes Fire-Roasted Corn with Smokey-Paprika Butter The Cook’s Ribs      If someone asked me to capture the end-of-summer in three words, the three words would be tomatoes, corn and ribs! So, it should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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August Menu: Grilled Corn in the Husk North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich Lexington Coleslaw I have taught many a foodie my recipe for pulled pork and my barbecue buddy, Steven Raichlen generously paid homage to my recipe in his tome, … Continue reading

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July Menu: A Trio of Kabobs: Italian Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Kabobs  Patio Daddy-O Shish Kabobs  Grilled Topical Fruit Kabobs      Now it’s time to get a little retro and make a trio of kabobs.  This week’s menu is both … Continue reading

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Grilled Antipasto with Soprano Sauce Cedar Planked Salmon Maple-Rum Pineapple with Toasted Coconut Ice Cream      Summertime and the farmer’s markets are bursting!  Even this early in the summer, it is exciting to go to the market and see what … Continue reading

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Rethinking Chicken: How Food Fests Set Trends Could fried chicken in its many forms—Southern-style, Korean-spiced, even served in a waffle cone—be the next big trend in food? Elizabeth Karmel, executive chef of New York City’s Hill Country Chicken, can’t be … Continue reading

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