Category: Recipe

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September 18, 2020

By Peg Kern

The History of Baba Ganoush, and a Recipe

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

We've talked before about eggplant and what an amazing vegetable we think it is, and one of my favorite preparations is in baba ganoush. Also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj/ganouj/gannuj, this eggplant spread is ridiculously easy to make and exceedingly tasty. Originally a dish of Levantine cuisine (more on that here), its etymology is a bit opaque. "Baba" is an endearment and also the Arabic word for father, while… Read
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September 17, 2020

By Peg Kern

Homemade Hummus and Pita Bread

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There is nothing as easy as homemade hummus, and homemade pita is surprisingly easy as well. I am always amazing when I make it how delicious it turns out. Of course, you could just make the hummus or the pita, but I pretty much always make these two recipes together. You can make pita of course during one of our fabulous cooking vacations, including our Cuisine & Culture of Israel… Read
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September 9, 2020

By Peg Kern

Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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Is it just me, or do you get tired of cooking the same meats all the time? During summer grilling season I cook a lot of hamburgers (my burgers are famous in several states, thank you very much), chicken, and fish. When I'm having company maybe steaks, pork, or sausages and hotdogs. And of course, for holidays I might go all out and smoke ribs or pulled pork. But one… Read
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August 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup with Mint Pistou

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I would say also that in cooking abundance is the mother of invention! For instance, what to do when your CSA box is full of one type of vegetable? Or when you buy 10 pounds of carrots from your local wholesaler? At our house, this last has translated into a lot of carrot soup, and the most recent batch was… Read
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July 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: The Lavender of Provence (Plus a Recipe)

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Recipe

Every summer tourists flock to Provence to see a sea of beautiful, purple fields ripping in the breeze. The lavender fields of Provence are so famous that most years you need to book well in advance if you want the chance to see these gorgeous blossoms in bloom. This year is of course an exception – if you could get to France (and those of you in Europe can!), you… Read
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July 15, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spanakopita from a Greek Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

As one of the iconic dishes of Greek cuisine, most people have seen, and even tried, spanakopita at some point in their lives. This tasty savory pie is served at weddings, parties, and banquets throughout the world, and it's easy to see why: they are delicious, easy to prepare as a hand-hand pie, and able to prepared ahead of time, as they tasty eaten either hot or at room temperature.… Read
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