NYT Cooking: Alexander Smalls, the chef and an owner of two Harlem restaurants, the Cecil and Minton's, serves this dish over grits as an appetizer at Christmas, but it’s hearty enough for a meal at almost any time of year. It is a recipe rooted in the culinary traditions of the South Carolina coast and benefits mightily from the use of fresh shrimp and crab.
At Spoon and Stable, his Minneapolis restaurant, Gavin Kaysen cooks a version of his grandmother Dorothy’s pot roast using paleron (or flat iron roast), the shoulder cut of beef commonly used in pot au feu, as well as housemade sugo finto, a vegetarian version of meat sauce made with puréed tomatoes and minced carrot, celery, onions and herbs. This recipe uses a chuck roast and tomato paste, both easier to find and still delicious. (Photo: Suzy Allman for The New York Times)
A stunningly fragrant one-pot meal, this chicken and rice dish came to The Times from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s smash hit "Jerusalem: A Cookbook." Spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and whole cloves, its aromatic earthiness is balanced by plenty of herbs — dill, parsley and cilantro — for freshness and tang And caramelized onions and dried barberries (or currants) contribute a gentle sweetness This is dinner party food that is at once elegant and supremely comforting
In 1975, Eli Zabar, the owner of E.A.T., Eli's at the Vinegar Factory and numerous restaurants and markets throughout the city, invented what he calls the platonic ideal of an egg salad sandwich. He did it by eliminating half the egg whites. During this period he was into simplicity, he said, and he wanted to get to the essential “egginess” of egg salad. The recipe remains unchanged, over 40 years later. (Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Grilled Steak, Potato & Mushroom Kabobs....made this for a family get together and everyone loved it. I used fresh rosemary and oregano from the garden!!! Fabulous flavor. Made it to my recipe rotation!!!