Like so many cooks, we learned key fundamental cooking techniques—like how to steam mussels — from Jacques Pepin’s books and television shows. While we may vary the flavorful broth ingredients, we rely on his simple no-fail method to result in tender, flavorful mussels every time.
Marge Perry & David Bonom
Marge Perry is an author and a teacher. David Bonom is a recipe developer, food writer and restaurant consultant.
Marge Perry writes, teaches, broadcasts and speaks about cooking, food, nutrition and travel. In her capacity as a syndicated food columnist for Newsday, Contributing Editor for Cooking Light and “Ask the Expert” columnist for myrecipes.com; through the articles she writes for The New York Times, Self, Prevention, More, Coastal Living, Relish, and Health; and through her appearances on television and radio, Marge is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone who cooks, eats and travels. She is also the publisher of her blog, A Sweet and Savory Life.
David Bonom, CCP is a recipe developer, food writer, and restaurant consultant. He is a contributing editor to Cooking Light Magazine and his writing and development clients include Weight Watchers International Publications, Weight Watchers Magazine, Rodale, Self, Health Magazine, Fine Cooking, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention Magazine, Lightstyles, Publications International Ltd., USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), The Peanut Council, California Fig Growers, California Pluot Growers, and the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.
Sweet, spicy and savory—these wings have it all. The Asian-inspired flavors play off one another in the perfectly piquant sauce that glazes crunchy-crisp wings.
Simple seared pork chops and Brussels sprouts are elevated to a new level with this surprisingly nuanced sauce.
With flavors that are both sophisticated and homey, this could easily become your new favorite winter chicken dinner. The chicken cooks with vegetables and potatoes, making it a complete one-pot meal.
Robustly flavorful Jambalaya is perfect when cooking for a crowd—or making a Sunday supper with an eye on leftovers. Andouille sausage and mustard greens give this version a real kick—you can tone it down by using a milder kielbasa sausage and mellow collard in place of the mustard greens.
Aromatic flavors and a rich sauce give this one pot, plant-forward Indian-inspired dish a big, bold presence. Serve it as is or over rice.
Just a hint of cardamom gives this beautiful pear tart a little depth and mystery. You will need a large platter that is slightly larger than the top of the pan on which you’ll invert the tart.
These luscious, sweet, aromatic and irresistible cinnamon rolls are made entirely on the stove—no baking required! Just be sure to keep your heat turned quite low. Serve them right in the skillet for a memorable, rustic presentation.
It’s a win for residents of Louisville, KY that there’s a hot chicken war going on: joints featuring this beloved Nashville import seem to appear faster than beer at a Cardinals basketball game. But if you don’t happen to be lucky enough to live in Louisville, you can get your Hot Chicken Sandwich fix in your very own kitchen. And just so there won’t be any misunderstanding with the folks in Nashville, we made this version 100% Kentucky, thanks to a knock-your-socks off, only-in-Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce.
This crowd-pleasing, hearty, one pot meal is crazy-easy to put together—and insanely delicious. It comes together quickly enough to make on a busy weeknight, but you’ll also want to share it with friends on the weekend.
Guanciale is a rich and flavorful cured meat which lends deep flavor to this special pasta dish, while the walnut crumbs add appealing texture. When the poached egg, which is served whole on top of each plate, is burst, the yolk oozes out to add another level of rich flavor and creamy texture to the dish.
Crisp radish slaw is the perfect crunchy counterpart to grilled tuna steaks. If you can’t find yuzu for the marinade (it is generally available at Asian foods stores and some grocery stores), substitute 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon orange juice, and 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar.