We had the most delicious lunch at Franny’s in Brooklyn today. The bucatini with sauteed ramps (wild spring onions), olive oil and breadcrumbs were delicious. This seems like an easy one to replicate with any spring onion. The ramps were particularly subtle, sweet and tender. Breadcrumbs gave the dish a nice bit of crunch, which […]


This one-pot chicken dish (a riff on a Claudia Roden dish) is so incredibly satisfying–something about the slow-cooked chicken with the cinnamon and saffron–and couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you do: put a whole 3-4 lb chicken in a pot with one finely chopped onion, a tsp of cinnamon, a 1/2 tsp of saffron, 2 […]


  This all-purpose marinara (a puree of boiled onion, garlic, celery, carrots as shown below) is perfect for pasta as well as for poaching fish or for putting on top of chicken. It’s super easy to make (practically cooks itself) and good to make and freeze in bulk. 1 onion, peeled, halved 2 carrots, halved […]

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