Food

CRAVE: Eating in season adds nutrition, fun to dinner table

It’s summer again, and whether you’re blessed with weekly deliveries direct from the farm or you source fresh food from farmers markets ­— or your own backyard — there should be no shortage of wonderful ingredients for super nutritious, home-cooked meals. Plus, the time is ripe for ...

CRAVE: Mulberries shine in these sweet treats

Mulberry Clafoutis A clafoutis is a French dessert. The finished product has a layer of breading, a custard-like tier, and fruit that has risen to the top. Clafoutis also makes a nice breakfast dish. Yield: 6 servings. Ingredients: 1⁄2 stick butter 3 cups mulberries 1⁄2 cup ...

CRAVE: Chicken with Vietnamese caramel sauce has complex mix of flavors

Cooking in Southeast Asia often means incorporating a riot of contrasting flavors and textures, and the classic Vietnamese technique of simmering meat or fish in dark, bittersweet caramel is a great example of this. As we were taught by chef Peter Franklin, owner of the Anan Saigon ...

CRAVE: Miss Quad’s recipes keep meat tender and salads colorful

Memphis Dry Rub Ribs Yields 4 servings. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons seasoning salt 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons ...

CRAVE: Dishes combine classic comfort with modern flair

As a child, the kitchen was where we congregated as a family. My mom and I shared special bonding time there, talking and laughing, and before I knew it, a meal had been prepared. My mom always presented cooking as fun and exciting, which made me eager to pitch in. The kitchen allows us to ...