A quick and simple black bean soup.

As a kid, beans didn’t make many appearances on my family’s dinner table. On occasion, my father would request a can of barbecue baked beans with his hotdogs, but, apart from those rare instances, I can’t remember eating a single home-cooked bean. Even when, as a young teenager, I cut meat from my diet, beans […]

Zucchini: A manifesto.

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that, when it comes to be in season, it comes to be very much in season. For this reason (among others), it is our bad luck that it’s not currently July. But, no matter. When I want zucchini, I find a way to eat zucchini. Thank you very much.

Cauliflower colcannon with kale, Gruy√®re, and roasted garlic.

My mother makes corned beef every year for Saint Patrick’s Day. She puts big hunks of it in the slow cooker and simmers it all day long with fat chops of potatoes, carrots, and green cabbage. And every year (every single year), she serves all that up with drop biscuits, tinted bright green with food […]