Today's Entrees

Clams Steamed in White Wine

Clams Steamed in White Wine

It is simple and fast to steam clams on the stovetop in a flavorful broth. Clams Steamed in White Wine SERVES 4 to 6 FAST

Oven-Steamed Mussels

Oven-Steamed Mussels

For perfectly cooked mussels, we easily steam a big batch in a large roasting pan in the gentle heat of the oven. Oven-Steamed Mussels SERVES

Grilled Scallop and Zucchini Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Scallop and Zucchini Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette

A thin coating of oil, flour, cornstarch, and sugar keeps the scallops from sticking to the grill and promotes browning. Grilled Scallop and Zucchini Skewers

Seared Scallops with Orange-Lime Dressing

Seared Scallops with Orange-Lime Dressing

We make sure our scallops are really dry before browning them in batches to give them a perfect golden crust. Seared Scallops with Orange-Lime Dressing

Fresh Salads

Wheat Berry Salad with Figs, Pine Nuts, and Goat Cheese

Wheat Berry Salad with Figs, Pine Nuts, and Goat Cheese

A small amount of goat cheese adds just enough rich creaminess to our wheat berry salad. Wheat Berry Salad with Figs, Pine Nuts, and Goat

Wheat Berry Salad with Orange and Carrots

Wheat Berry Salad with Orange and Carrots

The French-inspired combination of orange and tarragon enhances an easy wheat berry salad. Wheat Berry Salad with Orange and Carrots SERVES 4 to 6 VEG

Warm Wheat Berries with Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Oregano

Warm Wheat Berries with Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Oregano

A judicious amount of salt in the cooking water ensures well-seasoned wheat berries that are tender with a good bite. Warm Wheat Berries with Zucchini,

Freekeh Salad with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Raisins

Freekeh Salad with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Raisins

We boil whole, uncracked freekeh like pasta to achieve a chewy and firm texture. Freekeh Salad with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Raisins SERVES 4 to

Healthy Desserts

Greek Lemon Rice Pudding

Greek Lemon Rice Pudding

We found that using short-grain Arborio rice gives Greek pudding a silky-smooth texture. Greek Lemon Rice Pudding SERVES 8 WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS Traditional Greek

Olive Oil–Yogurt Cake

Olive Oil–Yogurt Cake

Whole-milk yogurt gives this traditional cake tang and richness, and extra-virgin olive oil offers subtle, fruity notes. Olive Oil–Yogurt Cake SERVES 12 WHY THIS RECIPE

Orange Polenta Cake

Orange Polenta Cake

Toasted polenta delivers deep corn flavor to this rustic upside-down cake featuring sweet, caramelized oranges. Orange Polenta Cake SERVES 12 WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS A

Almond Cake

Almond Cake

We use the food processor to grind the almonds and make the batter for our classic almond cake. Almond Cake SERVES 12 WHY THIS RECIPE

Pasta & Couscous

Rigatoni with Warm-Spiced Beef Ragu

Rigatoni with Warm-Spiced Beef Ragu

Cinnamon and cloves add unexpected warmth to meaty beef short ribs in our modern Italian ragu. Rigatoni with Warm-Spiced Beef Ragu SERVES 6 WHY THIS

Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

To make sure each type of seafood in our “fruit of the sea” pasta is perfectly cooked, we add them to the pot in stages.

Spaghetti with Clams and Roasted Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Clams and Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes on a wire rack with tomato paste and aromatics creates robust flavor for a sauce with briny clams. Spaghetti with Clams and Roasted

PESTO SAUCES

PESTO SAUCES

In Italy, pesto acts as a versatile condiment, dressing up a simple plate of pasta or adorning a piece of simply prepared fish, chicken, or

Soups & Stews

Shellfish Soup with Leeks and Turmeric

Shellfish Soup with Leeks and Turmeric

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS For a succulent shellfish soup bursting with flavor and chock-full of seafood, we decided to use shrimp, scallops, and squid since

Provençal Fish Soup

Provençal Fish Soup

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS Every country with a coastline boasts its own version of fish soup; our Provence-inspired version is not only easy to make,

Spanish-Style Meatball Soup with Saffron

Spanish-Style Meatball Soup with Saffron

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS Spanish meatball soup boasts a deeply flavorful sunset-colored broth and tender meatballs, but finding the right balance of ingredients is pivotal

Lamb and Mint Sharba

Lamb and Mint Sharba

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS Sharba is the iconic dish of Libya used to break the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan. This intensely

Vegetarian & Vegan

Roasted Celery Root with Yogurt and Sesame Seeds

Roasted Celery Root with Yogurt and Sesame Seeds

For caramelized exteriors and creamy interiors, we roast sliced celery root at a high temperature on a low oven rack. Roasted Celery Root with Yogurt

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower

Starting cauliflower in a cold covered skillet allows the florets to gradually steam in their own moisture. Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower SERVES 4 to 6 FAST VEG

Spicy Roasted Carrots with Cilantro

Spicy Roasted Carrots with Cilantro

Tossing carrots with olive oil and a little brown sugar encourages them to brown in the oven. Spicy Roasted Carrots with Cilantro SERVES 4 to

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes

Blanching broccoli rabe and then sautéing it gives this robust green well-rounded flavor. Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes SERVES 4 FAST VEG

Meat & Poultry

Spanish-Style Braised Chicken and Almonds

Spanish-Style Braised Chicken and Almonds

The rich flavor and consistency of this classic Spanish dish depends on a sherry-based sauce thickened with almonds. Spanish-Style Braised Chicken and Almonds SERVES 8

Chicken in Turkish Walnut Sauce

Chicken in Turkish Walnut Sauce

Pureeing pieces of bread with toasted walnuts and broth ensures a lush and creamy Turkish sauce for chicken. Chicken in Turkish Walnut Sauce SERVES 4

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash

A smoking-hot skillet does double duty, quickly cooking boneless chicken breasts, then a medley of fresh vegetables. Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, and

Rice & Grain

Parmesan Farrotto

Parmesan Farrotto

Pulsing farro in the blender releases its starch to create a rich and creamy Italian farro risotto. Parmesan Farrotto SERVES 6 VEG WHY THIS RECIPE

Bulgur with Herbed Lamb and Roasted Red Peppers

Bulgur with Herbed Lamb and Roasted Red Peppers

A small amount of ground lamb brings savory depth to a simple bulgur-based dish. Bulgur with Herbed Lamb and Roasted Red Peppers SERVES 4 to

Barley with Roasted Carrots, Snow Peas, and Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

Barley with Roasted Carrots, Snow Peas, and Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

We brighten up a dish of tender barley with sweet pan-roasted carrots and a tangy yogurt-based sauce. Barley with Roasted Carrots, Snow Peas, and Lemon-Yogurt

Vegetable Paella

Vegetable Paella

We swap the traditional sausage and seafood for bell peppers, fennel, artichokes, and peas in our vegetable paella. Vegetable Paella SERVES 6 VEG WHY THIS

Nutritious Breakfast

Greek-Style Zucchini and Egg Casserole

Greek-Style Zucchini and Egg Casserole

To rid the large amount of zucchini in our Greek egg casserole of its moisture, we grate, salt, and then sauté it. Greek-Style Zucchini and

Egyptian Eggah with Ground Beef and Spinach

Egyptian Eggah with Ground Beef and Spinach

Precooking the filling before adding it to the beaten eggs ensures that our Egyptian omelet is evenly cooked. Egyptian Eggah with Ground Beef and Spinach

Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas

Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas

Using less starchy Yukon Gold potatoes in our classic Spanish tortilla allows us to use much less oil to cook them. Spanish Tortilla with Roasted

Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes and Harissa

Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes and Harissa

Steaming and then browning mushrooms and potatoes delivers tender, flavorful vegetables for our scramble. Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes and Harissa SERVES 6 to 8 FAST

Breads & Pies

Chicken B’stilla

Chicken B’stilla

Spiced chicken and a layer of almonds, cinnamon, and sugar give our Moroccan pie its trademark sweet-savory contrast. Chicken B’stilla SERVES 10 to 12 WHY

Pumpkin Borek

Pumpkin Borek

Sheets of phyllo re-create the texture of the traditional dough typically used in this savory Mediterranean pastry. Pumpkin Borek SERVES 10 to 12 VEG WHY

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

To prevent our traditional spanakopita from becoming soggy, we microwave and wring out fresh curly-leaf spinach. Spanakopita SERVES 10 to 12 VEG WHY THIS RECIPE

Fennel, Olive, and Goat Cheese Hand Pies

Fennel, Olive, and Goat Cheese Hand Pies

Store-bought phyllo dough makes an easy and crisp casing for our savory Greek-inspired hand pies. Fennel, Olive, and Goat Cheese Hand Pies MAKES 15 triangles,