Food

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 ...

CRAVE: Asian seasonings simplify salmon

Seafood starts out simple. It cooks fast and typically neither requires nor is improved by elaborate seasoning strategies. But getting the flavors and texture right does require some thought. Happily, we had a world of options from which to draw inspiration. For this recipe from our book ...

Spirits: Break out the rum for some classic summer refreshment

Much like brown spirits in the winter, rums shine on in the summer. Often associated with sun, sand, water, fruity drinks and pirates, the rum selection available today is far greater than it has ever been. To stick to the basics, rum is a fermented and distilled spirit using sugar cane. ...