Fava Beans–Springtime Treat, Gone in a Flash

A number of years ago I read about a treat Tuscans celebrate as a sign that spring had finally arrived: raw fava beans with Parmesan cheese.  I headed to one of the Italian greengrocers in Brooklyn to find this strange new (to me) thing. I did, I ate, I wondered what the fuss was all about. (Then, of… Continue reading Fava Beans–Springtime Treat, Gone in a Flash

Salade Macédoine

One of the first cookbooks I owned was a book on vegetarian cooking, which included a recipe for French Vegetable Salad–a mixture of chopped vegetables dressed in mustard vinaigrette. I thought of that salad last weekend when I was hankering for something crunchy and vinegary to accompany a variety of grilled fish and meats. Salade… Continue reading Salade Macédoine