Dinner

Chicken Paprikash

If it is possible for a city to have a national dish, then chicken paprikash is the national dish of Cleveland. You will find it in diners, at church potlucks, on your grandmother’s table, even ladled over fries at a bar. In Cleveland, paprikash freed itself of its Eastern European […]

Super Crunchy Spicy Baked Chicken

It’s not all fancy french recipes here. I mean, there are a lot. I like fancy french things. Fussy little pickles and rich spreads made from unspeakable parts of the animal, tasty pastries and bread, and wine. Did I mention wine? Now that i’ve got you thinking about delicious french […]

Ce N’est Pas un Coq au Vin

The classic French coq au vin is prepared with an old rooster, that is tough but full of flavor when cooked properly. This is not coq au vin. An old rooster is essentially impossible to come by in an American market, and if you happen to live on a farm, […]

Two Pozoles

I was in High School when I first encountered Pozole. Shortly after my Grandmother died, my whole family spent the holidays in Tucson, where my father grew up. Though I’d been exposed to Mexican foods my whole life, my mother and local restaurants had made do with what was available […]

Rustic Chicken Thigh Pozole

Note: This is one of two chicken pozole recipes I’m posting this week. For more about the recipes, their origins, and to see the other more refined recipes, click here. This is a dish I taught myself in high school, possibly a heresy, a recipe I either dug out of […]

Refined Chicken Thigh Pozole

Note: This is one of two Chicken Thigh Pozole recipes I’m posting this week. For more on their origins and difference, click here. Once I was out in the world, out of my mom’s kitchen and living on my own on the other side of the country, I learned that […]

Simple Barbecued Chicken

This is essentially the barbecued chicken that I ate at least once a week, all summer, as a child. It is simple, fast, and while I am sure I complained about it at the time, it is a great balance of tangy, sweet, charred, and just a little bit spicy. […]

Chicken á la Creme

It’s suddenly gotten cold again across much of the U.S. We’re all stuck inside, and falling into a rut. Also everyone’s suddenly taken up making sourdough bread. So … this seems like a great time to post a dish that’s both a perfect cold weather warmer, feels sort of decadent, […]