Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork and Clams)

In food, there are just certain things that you know go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Brownies and ice cream. Spaghetti and meatballs. The list goes on. These combinations have withstood the test of time, crafted as pairs because of one simple reason: both ingredients compliment each other perfectly. In these pairs, each item is … Continue reading Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork and Clams)

Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Very occasionally, I am caught completely unprepared by dinnertime. It's not that the time itself sneaks up on me-- no, my stomach is a pretty good timekeeper in that respect. It's that dinner itself appears looming, an insurmountable obstacle that I am somehow caught unprepared to handle. I forget what I'm doing. I don't know … Continue reading Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Seared Shrimp with Swiss Chard and Homemade Cornbread

This continues to blow my mind: since I moved into the city I have been shopping at farmers' markets more than I was ever able to before. You wouldn't think this would be possible due to the fact that, well, last time I checked, skyscrapers don't exactly grow things? And I couldn't really imagine most professionals getting … Continue reading Seared Shrimp with Swiss Chard and Homemade Cornbread