How To Perfect the Gin and Tonic

How To Perfect the Gin and Tonic

No doubt about it the Gin and Tonic is one of the most refreshing cocktails there is on a warm summer evening—cold, bitter, sweet and herbaceous. And it’s so basic, it doesn’t even have a name. It is what it is. There are many of these, of course. My wife,...
Chicken Tikka Masala and Red Dal

Chicken Tikka Masala and Red Dal

Chicken tikka masala, roasted cauliflower with black cumin, red dal, rice, papadums. On Sunday, we decided to have an Indian meal. One of our combined favorites is Chicken Tikka Masala. I still remember Chef Heston spending days perfecting this dish. But it’s...
The Friday Cocktail Hour: The Negroni

The Friday Cocktail Hour: The Negroni

Photo and video by Katherine Guanche. My second favorite cocktail and hands down the most complex and interesting of the three-ingredient cocktails is the Negroni. I had never heard of it (though it’s apparently more than a hundred years old having jumped the...
How To Make the Best Pasta Carbonara

How To Make the Best Pasta Carbonara

This is my wife Ann’s carbonara method and I haven’t found a better one. She writes and essay about it in her book Kitchen Yarns: Notes On Life, Love, and Food. She grew up in Rhode Island eating southern Italian food, red sauce Italian. But when she found...