New Year's Eve is one of the best occasions I know for a special, elegant meal.
If you grew up almost anywhere cold in North America or Europe, one of the most evocative sensations of the holiday season is the smoky-sweet smell of chestnuts, roasting irresistibly on charcoal-fueled street-corner stands.
"I've baked a loaf of bread." Nothing you can make impresses in quite the same way. There will be no trace of wilderness on your holiday dining table if it features some good bread.
Whenever I fly to Florida to spend a weekend on Home Shopping Network, Marian Getz -- who joins me on-screen and previously worked as executive pastry chef at my Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe in Orlando -- always greets me with a plate of freshly baked...
One of the things I love most about the holiday season is that virtually all of the dishes associated with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year, and other seasonal celebrations center on some form of comfort food.
Whenever I do a cooking demonstration on TV, it always fascinates me how wild the hosts and viewers alike go over one of the simplest dishes ever: mashed potatoes. I'm not surprised. So I'm happy to share with you not one but two easy recipes.