Kale and Radicchio Salad with Broken Caesar Dressing
This eggless Caesar dressing from Seattle chef Ethan Stowell has lots of anchovies, yet the flavors are perfectly balanced. Ethan uses a very bitter chicory called puntarelle; we’ve used the more available (and milder) kale and radicchio.
For such a simple, fast recipe, this salad--from chef-partner Steven Redzikowski of Oak at Fourteenth, in Boulder, CO--packs a surprising amount of complexity and flavor. Ichimi togarashi, a Japanese ground red pepper, really makes it pop.
Tangy, salty, and a touch of heat is the flavor mix in this non-traditional version of Filipino adobo, given to us by Chef Tim Luym. He suggests serving this slow-cooked dish with steamed rice and a cold beer.
Lacinato kale (often sold as "dinosaur kale" or "Tuscan kale") is a little crisper when roasted than ordinary kale, and its shape looks prettier on the plate. Flavor-wise, though, regular kale would be just fine to use. Serve the kale on its own as a snack, or as part of a composed plate with pork chops and spiced pears for a great autumn meal.
Every time reader Maya Conrad (of Arcata, CA) brings this salad to potlucks, she leaves with several requests for the recipe. She likes to make a little extra for workday lunches since it holds up well.
In our favorite new weeknight meal, kasha and a poached egg rev up greens and smoky pork. The recipe comes from Sandy Sonnenfelt, prepared-foods director at Market Hall Foods and its flagship store, The Pasta Shop in Oakland.
Imagine a classic Asian-style rice bowl, but with a risotto-like blend of millet and amaranth as the base. At Vital Root in Denver, chef-owner Justin Cucci tops the grains with loads of vegetables and tofu, then drizzles on a silky tahini sauce.
Here’s a simple way to cook one of winter’s most flavorful vegetables. Try it with cooked penne or orecchiette; stirred into sautéed mushrooms; added to a Spanish-style potato omelet; or folded into quiche.