Main Ingredient Recipes

Real Sweet-and-Sour Pork (Gulao Rou)
Real Sweet-and-Sour Pork (Gulao Rou)

Real Sweet-and-Sour Pork (Gulao Rou) Instructions_Step In a small bowl, combine 1 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup water to make a smooth paste. Place 1/2 cup cornstarch in a separate bowl. Dip the cubes o...

18 minutes 4
Pommarola (Summer Tomato Sauce) Recipe
Pommarola (Summer Tomato Sauce) Recipe

Pommarola Summer Tomato Sauce Pommarola is used as the summer tomato sauce, and should really be made strictly with fresh tomatoes. Instructions_Step Cut the tomatoes in half. Cut the onion, carrot, ...

1-1/2 to 2 hours 6
Porrata (Leek Pie) Recipe
Porrata (Leek Pie) Recipe

Porrata Leek Pie Strangely enough, the word "puree" seems to derive from the Italian word for leeks, porri. A soup made from porri was called a "porrea." At the annual festival held at San Lorenzo (of ...

45 to 50 minutes 12
Portuguese Roast Stuffed Turkey Recipe
Portuguese Roast Stuffed Turkey Recipe

Maria Eugénia Cerqueira da Mota's Roast Stuffed Turkey Having roasted and written about turkeys for years, I thought I knew all there was to know about this big, beautiful American bird. Well, I was w...

2-1/2 hours about 10 servings
Potatoes Lyonnaise/Pommes Lyonnaise Recipes
Potatoes Lyonnaise/Pommes Lyonnaise Recipes

Potatoes Lyonnaise Lyonnaise Potatoes Potatoes Lyonnaise This is a well-known dish, but so seldom properly cooked that it may be worth while giving the correct recipe. Firm potatoes, boiled in their...

30 minutes To serve 6
Poached Pears with Chocolate Fondue
Poached Pears with Chocolate Fondue

This dessert is a great way to start off the year. It's just a bit indulgent, while offering the health benefit of dark chocolate and fresh fruit. You will always find some type of poached fruit on a Fr...

10 to 25 minutes 6
Julia Child’s Nicoise Salad
Julia Child’s Nicoise Salad
10 minutes 6

Salade Niçoise Of all main-course salads, the Niçoise is my all-time favorite, with its fresh butter-lettuce foundation; its carefully cooked, beautifully green green beans; its colorful contrast of h...

Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe
Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe
25 minutes 4-5 cup

Italian Tomato Sauce This classic tomato sauce and any of its variations may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Instructions_Step Heat in a large skillet over m...

Italian Braised Celery Stalks Recipe
Italian Braised Celery Stalks Recipe
25 minutes For 4 to 6 servings

Braised Celery Stalks with Onion, Pancetta, and Tomatoes Instructions_Step Cut off the celery’s leafy tops, and detach all the stalks from their base. Save the hearts for a salad. Use a swiveling-blade...

Linguine with Shrimp Sauce Recipe
Linguine with Shrimp Sauce Recipe
35 to 37 minutes 4 or 5

Linguine con Gamberetti Linguine with Shrimp Sauce (and Variations) From Make It Italian, by Nancy Verde Barr I especially like this dish with small gulf or Maine shrimp, and if you stumble on either,...

Vegan Mock Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Vegan Mock Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
30 to 35 minutes 6 servings

This simple, soothing soup – quite unlike the kind my mom made – nonetheless recalls a comfort soup from my childhood. It proves that winter soups need not always be thick to provide a sense of warmth. ...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Recipes
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Recipes

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Instructions_Step Cut around the base of each pepper stem and gently pull the stem out. Trim off the seeds and keep the tops to hold the stuffing in. Blanch the peppe...

20 minutes 6
Grannie’s Chicken and Dumplings
Grannie’s Chicken and Dumplings

Grannie’s Chicken and Dumplings The dish is a Cracker favorite for a lot of reasons, economy not the least, as most Cracker homesteads had a flock of chickens pecking around the yard and a cook who co...

60 minutes 6
Minestra di Pasta e Patate Recipe
Minestra di Pasta e Patate Recipe

In Rome many years ago, I had this dish of humblest origins, and it has appeared on my table countless times since. I never tire of it – it is so good you want to inhale it. Over time, extra-virgin oliv...

23 to 25 minutes 6 servings
Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe
Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe

Grilled Corn Salsa This spicy salsa is great on hot dogs and with grilled chicken. If you can’t grill the corn on the cob, substitute 1-1/2 cups corn kernels. Instructions_Step Prepare a hot charcoal...

15 to 20 minutes about 2 cups
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint Recipe
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint Recipe

Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint Panetta is cured (but not smoked) Italian bacon. Don’t substitute American bacon: It takes too long to crisp on the grill. Instructions_Step In a small bowl, comb...

8 to 10 minutes 4
Grilled Lamb Chops from Not Afraid of Flavor
Grilled Lamb Chops from Not Afraid of Flavor

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Ragout of Baby Artichokes, Olives, & Oven-Dried Tomatoes This dish is carefully calculated to appeal to lamb lovers, mashed potato lovers, artichoke lovers, and, most importan...

45 to 50 minutes 4
Ferran Adrià’s Rotisserie Chicken with Dried Fruits
Ferran Adrià’s Rotisserie Chicken with Dried Fruits

Ferran Adrià’s Rotisserie Chicken with Dried Fruits (Pollo con Frutos y Frutas Secas) As this recipe demonstrates, Ferran Adrià, the alchemist chef of El Bulli, is as practical as he is inventive. It’...

30 minutes 4
Falling-Off-The-Bone Short Ribs Recipe
Falling-Off-The-Bone Short Ribs Recipe

Falling-Off-The-Bone Short Ribs There aren’t many short rib preparations that I haven’t enjoyed. This versatile, tasty cut of beef gives us everything you can ask for in beef: You get marbled beef, an...

10 hours 8 to 10 servings