The first time I ever attended an American Passover Seder almost four decades ago, I experienced a wonderful sense of deja vu when dinner was served after the ritual retelling of the Exodus from Egypt.
When I think about the garden my mother and grandmother tended surrounding my childhood home in Austria, it always seems to be springtime. To tell you the truth, main courses featuring big pieces of meat were reserved for special occasions.
Growing up in southern Austria, I never had much of a chance to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. With its own rich Irish immigrant heritage, America is home to some of the world's most exuberant St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Just in case you hadn't noticed, comfort foods are very popular these days.
The growth of farmers' markets over the past couple of decades has brought so many benefits. One of the greatest gifts we've all received from farmers' markets is in the variety of vegetable and fruit choices.
Sometimes, the planets seem to align in ways that bring home cooks wonderful inspirations for cooking and entertaining.