Caramelized Zucchini Phyllo Pie

Zucchini Phyllo Pie

Have you ever worked with phyllo dough? I’ve been hooked on the pastry sheets, known for their use in Greek and Middle Eastern pastries, ever since I opened my first box in culinary school. Whether layered with nuts and honey or folded and crimped into a skillet, the paper-thin sheets bake up flaky and crisp, creating the perfect […]

Greek rice pudding

Greek rice pudding

Prep time: 25minServings: 4 portions Ingredients 250 g glutinous rice  500 ml water  500 ml milk, 3,5%  400 ml heavy cream 35%  200 g granulated sugar  6 cardamom, seeds  2 stick(s) cinnamon  cinnamon, ground, to serve Method In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream. In a small food processor, beat the granulated sugar and 6 cardamom […]

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken with Honey and Grapes

Honey Garlic Chicken with Rosemary with grapes in a cast iron skillet

Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20 – 30 minutesServes: 4 This seriously delicious chicken one pan dish is everything you want, juicy, tender, fall off the bone and crispy on the outside with a hearty finger licking gravy. Serve with lots of french baguette to mop up those juices. Easy, healthy, comfort food. I mean, you can’t […]

Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey

Whole Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey on a plate

YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS 6 ounces rosemary sprigs (about 2 large or 4 small bunches), divided 2 4-pound chickens 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 sliced into eight 1/4″ rounds 1 pound shallots, peeled Kosher salt and […]

The Best, Easy Ways to Upgrade Roast Chicken

Roasted chicken on a cast iron frying pan

From proper seasoning and cooking temp to aromatics and flavored butters, make your chicken dinner a winner with our pro tips. Is there anything better than a juicy roast chicken with golden-brown, crackly skin? We think not. But that doesn’t mean the almighty roast chicken can’t stand a bit of improvement. One or more of […]

Moussaka Seduction

Greek Moussaka on a plate

Creamy, juicy and absolutely delicious. This Greek dish is a legend!  Greek moussaka (mousaka) is one of the most popular dishes in Greece, served in almost every tavern and prepared in every household on special occasions and big family meals and for good reason! To prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka recipe, luscious layers of juicy […]

Lime Cheesecake (No-Bake )

key lime pe in an 8 inch dish

PREP TIME: 2 hours 20 minutesMAKES: one 8-inch cheesecake I’ve never been a huge fan of key lime pie (too sour, too sweet), which is where this no-bake cheesecake swoops in to save the day. The acidity of the filling, in a way, offsets its sweetness and highlights its perfect “just rightness”; meanwhile, the heavy […]

The Right Chemistry: The story of vodka

Smirnoff Vodka Bottles

Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who by the time of his […]