Appetizers

Indian Breakfast: Vermicelli Upma

A common household fare in India, Umpa has recently gotten some more media attention.

A Southern Table: Chunky Apple Cake

A chunky apple, coconut cake that is studded with nuts and topped off with a brown sugar glaze that will satisfy any dessert craving.

School of Tapas: Ibérico Ham and Figs in Potato Nests

Ibérico ham and fresh figs on straw potato nests, a wonderful combination of flavors.

Afternoon Comfort Food: Curry Puffs

Try these rich, flaky puffs with savoury beef and potato filling.

Easy, Cheesy Turkish Borek

For as many cities as there are in Turkey, there are nearly equally as many types of borek.

Sweet Sesame Treats

Pushpa Kumar with a fun and simple way of turning sesame seeds into a delicious sweet treat.

roasted butternut squash salad
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

With the sweetness of the roasted butternut this is a true autumn salad.

Kadhi Pakora

Kadhi is a spiced soup that you make by thinning out yogurt with water and cooking it with chickpea flour.

Crème Ninon – French Green Pea Soup

Kalle Bergman with a creamy and elegant take on the classic French Creme Ninon green pea soup.

End of Summer Deviling: Cress Eggs

Earthquakes, hurricanes, the end of summer. It’s time to pull out all the stops for our deviled eggs while there’s still time.

Cheesy Crostini with Tomato and Sweet Pepper Relish

As Labor Day weekend approaches in the States, an easy to prepare and please appetizer is on the menu.

Fresh Summer Gazpacho

Gazpacho is perhaps the perfect way to use all those fresh summer tomatoes to make something healthy and refreshing.

Sorullitos de Maíz (Corn Fritters)
Latin Corn Fritters – Sorullitos de Maíz

Sorullitos de Maíz are very similar to Hush Puppies with a super crunchy outer crust and a creamy middle section that is buttery and sweet.

Grilled cuttlefish
School of Tapas: Grilled Cuttlefish with Roasted Garlic Alioli

Grilled cuttlefish in bite-sized pieces, dipped in a mild roasted garlic alioli.

Cornmeal Pancakes with fresh corn
A Southern Table: Sweet Corn Pancakes

These light cornmeal pancakes with a crispy edges and a tender crumb are served with fresh corn and maple syrup as the perfect additions for breakfast.

Herbal Grilled Feta Cheese

Fresh herbs and feta hot off the grill is a great appetizer or side dish.

Vegetarian Gulnar Seekh Kebab

A vegetarian kebab that will leave all non-vegetarians asking for more. Guaranteed.

Swiss Chard and Cottage Cheese Packets

Tamara Novacoviç with a cute and simple idea for an appetizer to serve at your next party.

Cooking the Magazines: Summer Tomato, Feta, and Basil Galette

Natalie McLaury considers herself a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines. Join her as she cooks the best of them.

Comforting Fried Green Tomatoes

From elaborate Thanksgiving meals to lovely everyday dishes like fried green tomatoes, Gilda Claudine Karasik loves sitting down at her stepmother’s table.

Chilled Summer Pea Soup

Pea soup, chilled and baconless certainly won’t win over the pea soup haters…unless you actually give it a try.

Steamed Artichoke with Red Curry Aioli

With their furry chokes and sharp leafy edges, artichokes are well known as being a little tricky to prepare.

The Art of Making a Crispy Dosa

Prerna Singh serves a lovely Indian pancake that can be filled with just about anything that tastes good.

Zucchini Pancakes w/sour cream and chives
A Southern Table: Zucchini Pancakes

Laura Davis makes zucchini pancakes so good you’ll probably need two batches to have some left for toasting the day after.

Chill Out with Watermelon Gazpacho

During the warm summer months, there is almost nothing better to cool down than a refreshing cold soup.

Sweet Corn Salad

With local fresh corn rolling in, Brady Evans has more than enough to make a great salad.

Panzanella
Around my Tuscan Table: Panzanella

Together with Mozzarella e Pomodoro, Panzanella is probably the most commonly eaten dish in summertime Tuscany.

Delicious Quick Fried Padron Peppers

These Padron peppers literally melt in your mouth with a small amount of salty heat chasing a lingering pepper flavor.

Homemade Queso Fresco
Mexico on My Plate: Queso Fresco the Easy Way, Version 1

Nancy Lopez-McHugh serves up a first batch of authentic and simple Mexican queso fresco. More to follow.

Lentil and Raw Zucchini Salad

With summer here, Jules Clancy doesn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. A quick salad does the trick.

Asparagus Viccychoisse
Heat Up the Kitchen With Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise

This is the season for the last of the Spring asparagus, the delightful fragrance of chives, mint, chervil and tarragon filling the air to season your dishes.

Indian Street Food: Pav Bhaji

The charm of Indian streets is sure to engulf you like the proverbial snake charmer, that the country seems to be famous for.

Phrugal Phil's Granola Bars
Jammed for Time? Grab a Granola Bar!

Not only will these bars keep you charged up, they’re fun, easy to make, and you know exactly what goes into them.

Moorish Inspiration: Carrots Al-Andaluz

Anne Manson with one of the few Andalucian recipes that are influenced by the Moorish period.

Mediterranean Flavors: Stuffed Eggplant

Tamara Novacoviç with a classic comfort food, inspired by the many countries surrounding the Mediterranean.

Indian Street Food: Spicy Tart Buttery Grilled Corn

SriVani Ganti takes a trip down memory lane serving a classic grilled Indian street food.

Aam Daal: Raw Mango Lentil Soup

Aam Daal is a raw mango lentil soup that can be served cold as well as warm. Perfect summer food.

Mexican Chorizo Stuffed Chiles
Mexico On My Plate: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles

These stuffed peppers or chiles rellenos are not the same thing as the cheese stuffed poblano peppers many think of when they hear chiles rellenos.

Lemon Risotto With Mint And Ricotta

The light and refreshing ingredients that make up this summer dish make it a perfect side for any occasion. Add grilled shrimp for an excellent main course.

Watermelon Feta Salsa with Fresh Horseradish
Spicy Watermelon Feta Salsa

The recipe Nancy Lopez-McHugh serves for you today is a little more grownup than just a slice of watermelon.

Super Simple Summer Avocado Salad

Tamara Novacoviç is still in avocado mode, and here’s a very simple but attractive way to serve this lovely veggie tasting fruit.

Purple Produce From Peru

Joan Nova travels to Peru, and comes back with a batch of produce of a certain color.

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Will The Real Egg Roll Please Stand Up?

Jessie Chien muses over the popularity of the egg roll in America, and offers a recipe that is more in tune to its etymological definition.

Summer Tarts, Blue Cheese & Red Onion
Endless Summer Tarts For Perfect Lunches

A chilled glass of rose wine, a crisp salad of just picked greens, and a simple savory tart make a near perfect summer lunch.

Andalucian Sunshine With Salty Cheese And Sweet Sherry

It’s green fig season in sunny Andalucia. Locally they are known as Brevas – the green cousin of the black fig. They are totally divine and Anne Manson just can’t get enough of them.

British Columbia Spot Prawns With Lemon Fennel And Arugula Salad

Spot Prawns are natural, sustainable fast food. If you choose to boil them they cook in two minutes in a pot of boiling water.

Indian Cousin Of Sweet Empanadas: Mawa Gujiya

Rhyming with Fava, Mawa is a milk derivative translated as solidified or concentrated milk though neither of them instantly paint the right picture of what it really is.

Cooking the Magazines: Greek Cucumber Salad

Natalie McLaury considers herself a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines.

For Your Father’s Day BBQ – How About Orzo Salad?

Mitch Weinstein takes a trip down culinary memory lane, and returns with a long lost recipe for pasta salad.

Cheese-Salsa
Parmesan And Asiago Cheese Salsa

Pamela Braun thinks outside the box when it comes to defining a good salsa.

Deliciously Greek Summer Flavors – Eggplant, Tomatoes And Feta

When you’ve got access to all the right ingredients, there is no reason to fuzz around and complicate things.

Cooking With Roses: Rose Salad With Fried Jerusalem Artichoke

John Nevado with the perfect summer salad to share in company of good friends and lots of rosé wine

Dandelion Salad With Heirloom Tomatoes, Feta And Rye Croutons

Dandelion is a gorgeous, but often overlooked ingredient. It is perfect for salad and dried dandelion root makes a wonderful tea.

Tipsy Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
Tipsy Shrimp Cocktail with Tomatillo Salsa

A delicious twist on the classic shrimp cocktail, where grilled shrimp meet the fresh flavors of tomatillo, grapes and cilantro, and a zesty kick from Cambodian lemongrass and French Brandy.

Crispy Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Chives
Crispy Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed With Goat Cheese And Chives

What is it about fried food that makes people weak in the knees? Stephanie Russell speculates.

Chevre Chaud Recipe
Salade Chèvre Chaud

The French goats cheese salad is fresh and vibrant, but with big flavors.

Mushroom escabeche
School Of Tapas: Mushroom Escabeche

Escabeche is an ancient cooking and preserving method which originates during the Muslim rule of Spain in the Middle Ages.

Broccoli And Cauliflower Cream Soup

Tamara Novacoviç really isn’t a huge fan of soups, but this creamy meeting between broccoli and cauliflower wins her over.

Bacon Wrapped Enoki – Perfect Finger Food

Wilson Mak with a simple but elegant crossover between asian and western finger food.

Cooking With Roses: Shrimps In Love!

The second serving in John Nevado’s trio of appetizing and romantic rose hors d’oeuvres.