Heirloom Potato Home Fries

  Heirloom Potato Home Fries aren’t just for breakfast. They make an amazing side —especially this time of year when something hot and crispy is just what the doctor ordered! So amazing how delicious something as simple as a variety of

Scott County, Missouri-Style Dry Ribs

    "Ribs, salt, pepper, and broth." That's what my mom told anyone who asked her how she cooked ribs. She was from the Bootheel of Missouri, the southeastern end known more for baking, roasting, smothering, and frying

Autumn Squash and Heirloom Bean Soup

Hard squash and beans are two components of what Native Americans and other proponents of Native American farming call Three Sisters' agriculture. The third component is corn. When grown together, the three crops help each other flourish and

Fueling up On Breakfast

    For so many of us, breakfast is the great American meal. For generations, it set us up for a long day's work in the fields, factories, and mines, and for a lot of us, this has not changed. We still look to breakfast to sustain

Pullet Eggs with Cured Pork Belly

  This recipe is about the eggs but also about the pork belly. I "cure" the meat with herbs and sugar and salt and then roast it, at which point it's ready to slice and cook just like bacon. It tastes a little like bacon but is somewhat stronger.

The Missing Ingredient

    I watched my children grow up at the same time as I observed the evolution of my own understanding of our agricultural heritage. At the time, I was driving the cuisine of my two restaurants, Heartbeat Restaurant in NYC and

Sautéed Mushrooms with Caramelized Shallots and Pork Belly

    This is one of those dishes that will haunt you when it’s been too long since you’ve eaten it. Use any kind of mushrooms and witness how the pork belly or bacon and caramelized shallots marry with their earthiness. You might

Huevos Rancheros with Sweet Potato Salsa

  If you’ve been lucky enough to have a good huevos rancheros for breakfast, you know two things: one is that it’s an amazing way to start your day, and the other is that it tends to be pretty heavy and perceived as unhealthful because of the

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Salsify, Chestnuts and Ham

  Fall arrived with a vengeance, and so did my yearning for sweet potato. Throwing back to my Dressing Room days when we did sweet potato gnocchi with all kinds of other seasonal goodies. Check this one out. It is absolutely

Seared Wild Salmon with Wilted Greens and Ancient Grains

Salmon loves to be served alongside foods that are more fully flavored than itself. Its soft butteriness calls out for a wilted green with character and strength, along with grains that stand up to both. This is where ancient grains are so wonderful.