Vietnamese Spring Roll Gỏi cuốn

I love making these Vietnamese Spring Rolls. It is easy to prepare with ingredients that are accessible to most grocery stores. Inviting guests to wrap their rolls always creates a fun time for socializing when served as an appetizer–have all the ingredients prepped and ready with a warm bowl of water at the center of…

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Atchara- Pickling with Green Papaya or Jicama, or both!

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of Green Papaya- julienned or Jicama 1 Fennel bulb, cut across the bulb in thin strips 1/2 cup of Cauliflower florets 5 cloves 2 bell peppers (a yellow and a red) or mini sweet peppers ( 2 of each color), julienned or across 1 inch length of ginger knob, cut across into…

Pesto Alla Genovese — make it Al Fresco!

In the Netflix series, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nostrat cooks with the doyenne of Italian cooking — Lidia Caveri who coaxes viewers and Samin to try and use a mortar and pestle to create a creamy and buttery pesto redolent of its green basil color, reminiscent of the Italian flag. In her classic Italian…

A Feel Good Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe

Ask anyone how they like their gnocchi and you will get a rousing smile billow from their lips and proclaim–light, and pillowy soft, of course! Gnocchi is Italian for “lump” or “dumpling” made with potatoes and flour. Gnocchi is made by combining milled potato and flour with egg yolk to help bind the dough together….