Category Archives: Ethnic

Cassoulet

I think of Cassoulet as a gussied up version of pork and beans.  If you are French, you may not agree with this.  Sorry.  Cassoulet is beans slow cooked with at least a couple types of pork and duck confit. … Continue reading

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Borscht

Until recently, the borscht recipes I’ve found in American cookbooks have been forgettable, one-dimensional soups.  But the couple of times I have been fortunate enough to have borscht made by someone’s Russian grandmother it has been an entirely different experience–delicious … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Beef with Beans

This dish is amazingly aromatic.  I cook it in a crock pot started in the morning and by the time I get home for dinner the entire house smells wonderful, like a big beefy hug–it’s the best relaxer after a … Continue reading

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Gnocchi and Potato Noodles

  One day I was browsing through a gourmet cooking magazine when I came upon their recipe for gnocchi–two full pages of instructions in tiny font.  For some crazy reason I was undaunted and told my husband I’d like to … Continue reading

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