With the Jewish high holidays upon us, it’s time to ask: Is homemade gefilte fish better than store-bought? Who is making the most interesting pickles in town? And whose recipe for rugelach rises to the top of the pack?
Dear SOS: Ever since trying the roasted carrots and avocado from Huckleberry Bakery and Café in Santa Monica, California, I can’t stop thinking about them. They taste more like French fries, even though they are just roasted carrots. I’m dying for the recipe. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Italians eat heartily. Well, a lot of them do. Wild boar bagged by hunters in the mountains. Big steaks scented with garlic and rosemary. Tripe in tomato sauce. Pasta dishes heavy with butter, cream, cheese, even truffles.
Garden-Fresh Ratatouille can be served over penne pasta for a one-dish meal. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Add diced eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, plus dried Italian seasoning blend (basil, oregano and thyme).
At a recent gathering around the grill at Clearwater Beach, my sister-in-law plopped burger patties with a big depression in the center onto the grill. I asked why, and she said, “I saw it on the Internet; makes a better burger.”
This Labor Day weekend, add a touch of color and flavor to your dinner with salsa made with juicy, ripe plums. They’re in season through October and give an intriguing sweet and tart flavor that’s a perfect topping for this 15-minute grilled pork dinner.