Tag Archives: saffron


Bouillabaisse {Dinner with friends}

One of my favorite activities is cooking for—and eating dinner with—friends. And one of the biggest compliments is when the friends gobble up the food. There were no leftovers and so the bouillabaisse was a success. I made the broth with salmon bones the fishmonger gave me, shallots, fennel, white wine, garlic, saffron and orange

3 Recipes with Saffron {those beautiful orange-gold threads}

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

Cod, shrimp + chorizo stew {All is fine no matter what the outcome}

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

Pasta with ricotta, saffron and bitter honey

I love the combination of ricotta and honey so this recipe instantly appealed to me. In his gorgeous and charming cookbook, Sweet Myrtle & Bitter Honey: The Mediterranean Flavors of Sardinia, Efisio Farris uses ingredients from his native Sardinia. Not able to jet off to Italy any time soon (how I wish), I went to

Cod stew

I have a secret desire to live in Paris (well maybe it’s not such a secret) so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite cookbooks is Parisian Home Cooking. The author, Michael Roberts, spent years in Paris shopping and cooking with friends and discovered the French way to cook, which is buying whatever looks

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