October 10, 2011 The Challenge
Creating a classic, highly aromatic, seafood-studded Bouillabaisse with flavor as deep as the ocean.
October 3, 2011 The Challenge
Constructing a wonderfully full-flavored autumnal salad, with salmon and hard-cooked eggs anchored by the earthy sweetness of beets.
September 26, 2011 THE CHALLENGE
Creating a rich, flavorful, inspired chicken and rice dish without spending an exorbitant amount of time to cook the rice through.
September 19, 2011 The challenge
Preparing a refreshing, summery side dish of Asian rice stick noodles.
Soaking the rice sticks in hot water for 20 minutes ...
September 12, 2011 The challenge
Achieving tender, flavorful, long-cooked meat for pozole, a thick, hearty Mexican stew accented with hominy, onion, and garlic.
September 5, 2011 The challenge
Preparing and cooking gnocchi.
Making homemade gnocchi (too labor-intensive to be a weeknight option) or using frozen or re...
August 29, 2011 THE CHALLENGE
Bestowing Connecticut styling on a pizza by topping it with clams.
Securing, steaming, and shucking fresh clams—which is ...
August 22, 2011 The challenge
Incorporating succulent artichoke hearts into a pasta dish.
Unearthing them from whole fresh artichokes, a labor-intensive ...
August 15, 2011 The challenge
Making a substantial, vegetarian-friendly, polenta-based dinner.
Cooking traditional polenta from scratch, which takes at lea...
August 8, 2011 The challenge
Making roast chicken for a classic, hearty dinner.
Seasoning raw whole chicken or chicken parts, then roasting the meat in th...