Marcela Hazan’s Bolognese Sauce

A long lazy Sunday with this braising slowly on the stove.  So worth the wait! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons butterplus 1 tablespoon for tossing the pasta ½ cup chopped onion ⅔ cup chopped celery ⅔ cup chopped carrot ¾ pound ground beef chuck (or you can use 1 part pork to 2 parts beef)  Salt  Black pepper, ground fresh from the mill 1 cup whole milk  Whole […]

Winter Salsa

This summer I cooked some delicious Mexican food with my friends Hector and Julio.  We made a bunch of tamales, short rib tacos, chicken with an incredible mole, rice . . . what DIDN’T we make?!  And we made a bunch of yummy salsas.  From that party emerged Culo de Fuego — A couple times […]

Carrots and Green Beans with Chardonnay Sauce

I made this at both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners this year.  Pretty to look at and delicious to eat — make it in stages:  the day before cut, parboil, and shock veggies; the morning of your dinner, toast the breadcrumbs;  an hour before eating, make the sauce. 5 Tbs. unsalted butter 2 cups coarse fresh […]