Now that we're a good three weeks into autumn, people are beginning to turn their thoughts toward all the holiday entertaining ahead.
I feel a special fondness for spaghetti.
Now that autumn is here, many people who love to cook begin thinking about entertaining at home.
If you try to cook fresh seasonal produce as much as possible, you might be puzzled to see artichokes in your market at this time of year. Well, yes, to give you the shortest answer. But artichoke plants also typically deliver fall crops.
Over the years, I've shared through this column, and also personally with my friends, many main-course recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Such hearty specialties, however, can also pose certain challenges for the holiday.
"Do you always make everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way?" My answer has two parts, just like the question itself. The second part of my answer, though, may be different than you might expect: The old-fashioned way isn't always the best.