Posts Tagged ‘comfort food’


ossobuco recipeFoodie confession time…
Up until yesterday. I had never prepared ossobuco, that beautiful Italian dish from Milan consisting of tender, braised veal shanks usually (no, traditionally) served with risotto alla milanese (risotto with saffron). After an unforgettable lunch experience at my favorite restaurant in Duras (La Terrasse), I vowed I would have to make an ossobuco myself too. And I agreed to do so on that first chilly evening of autumn, which happened to be yesterday.

Welcoming Autumn with Burgundian-Style Guinea Fowl

Burgundian style guinea fowlIt looks like autumn has finally set in. As I type, it’s raining outisde, the leaves of my cherry tree are finally turning, and there’s a different kind of chill in the air that wasn’t there last week (even on those days I had to throw on a sweater before walking Pastis). It’s the kind of chill that definitely announces the end of summer and makes you want to do things like light the fireplace, drink hearty red wines, fill the house with the glow of candles, sip hot apple tea and cook seriously delicious, stick-to-the ribs food. Food infused with a variety of warming spices and rich flavors.

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