Paprika comes in three main forms—sweet, hot, and smoked—but my absolute favorite is the smoked version, also known as pimenton. Made from peppers that are smoked, dried and then ground, smoked paprika is very different from its sweet and hot counterparts. Pimenton adds earthy, pungent, rich, smokey dimensions to this Spanish-inspired stew.
There’s something alluring about saffron. The orange-gold threads often sold in a tiny glass bottle seem like something to treasure, not eat. But watch a few threads of saffron sizzle in olive oil, melt away in a tomato-based sauce or disappear in a fish broth and you might find yourself mesmerized. Centuries ago, saffron was
I told myself I would never be one of those moms you hear about, the crazy ones obsessed with getting their child into a great kindergarten. But over the past couple of week I’ve gotten immersed in the craziness of kindergarten admittance here in NYC. If you haven’t heard of this level of insanity, you