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Pie games: Global ingredients combine to make a perfect wintertime pizza

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Nowadays, pizza is more than just an Italian specialty. You'll find people enjoying it wherever you travel around the world, from America to England to Japan to Qatar and beyond.

I'm happy to have played some part in spreading that popularity, since I first began giving pizzas a new contemporary California spin at the first location of Spago I ...Read more

That's amore: Plan ahead to treat your sweetheart to the sweet taste of Italy

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It can be a challenge when Valentine's Day falls on a weekday. If you have a job or other demanding activities but want to cook for your Valentine, as many people wish to do, how do you prepare something special after what will probably be a busy day?

The simple answer is to do some planning, and at least a little bit of cooking,...Read more

Winter warmup: Sunny days are here again, thanks to dried summer stone fruit

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If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You'll find them in my desserts, of course. But you'll also find them turning up in many savory dishes, from stews braises, and sautes to appetizers and side dishes, to salads and soups.

Some of those guest ...Read more

Winter warmup: Sunny days are here again, thanks to dried summer stone fruit

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You'll find them in my desserts, of course. But you'll also find them turning up in many savory dishes, from stews braises, and sautes to appetizers and side dishes, to salads and soups.

Some of those guest ...Read more

Summer in winter: Enjoy the warm tastes and colors of summer

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In the middle of winter, summer can seem like a very long time away. As you read this, you're probably hearing of record snowfall somewhere, possibly right where you live.

It's only natural for many home cooks to want to combat the chilly surroundings by cooking foods that are robust and warming, including thick soups, slow-simmered braises and...Read more

Sunday brunch day: Cap off your winter weekends with comforting sourdough waffles

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So many people think of sourdough as an all-American -- or at least North American -- phenomenon. Credit that to the fact that sourdough starters (wild yeast cultures regularly fed and nurtured to keep available for leavening bread) were mainstays not only of pioneering life but also among the miners who made sourdough the reliable daily bread ...Read more

This delicious dish is simple enough for family meal, yet elegant for special dinner party

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It seems to me that people who love to cook at home often have two separate styles of recipes that they rely on. First come the everyday dishes that they make week after week for their family and any close friends who might drop by -- simple, straightforward, delicious food they can cook quickly and easily with minimal fuss. And then there are ...Read more

Latkes are delightful dish all year

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Anyone who has dined in one of my restaurants, read one of my books or articles, seen me on TV, or cooked or eaten with me personally knows that I think of the whole world as my pantry.

I love discovering ingredients and ways of cooking them that are new to me, and then mastering and sharing them with others. In the process, I'll often combine ...Read more

Latkes are delightful dish all year

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

Anyone who has dined in one of my restaurants, read one of my books or articles, seen me on TV, or cooked or eaten with me personally knows that I think of the whole world as my pantry.

I love discovering ingredients and ways of cooking them that are new to me, and then mastering and sharing them with others. In the process, I'll often combine ...Read more

Chocolate coconut cookies have intriguing spice notes

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If you've been a reader of my column these past many years, you know you can expect one thing from me as surely as the fact that I love to help people cook and eat the best food possible: When December rolls around, at some point I'm going to turn my attention to Christmas cookies.

My love of holiday baking goes back to my earliest childhood ...Read more

Chocolate coconut cookies have intriguing spice notes

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If you've been a reader of my column these past many years, you know you can expect one thing from me as surely as the fact that I love to help people cook and eat the best food possible: When December rolls around, at some point I'm going to turn my attention to Christmas cookies.

My love of holiday baking goes back to my earliest childhood ...Read more

Easy, versatile lemon cake is a winner during the holidays

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You've probably heard people talk about their "go-to" recipes. Maybe you have some go-tos yourself. They're those dishes that are easy to make, foolproof and always deliver delicious results that you can count on for just about any purpose, from family meals to casual get-togethers with friends to special-occasion parties.

With holiday ...Read more

Easy, versatile lemon cake is a winner during the holidays

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

You've probably heard people talk about their "go-to" recipes. Maybe you have some go-tos yourself. They're those dishes that are easy to make, foolproof and always deliver delicious results that you can count on for just about any purpose, from family meals to casual get-togethers with friends to special-occasion parties.

With holiday ...Read more

Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers

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Here's a sobering thought as we all look forward to the bounty of Thanksgiving dinner: According to the subtitle of a study first published in 2012 and updated in 2017 by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, "America is losing up to 40 percent of its food from farm to ...Read more

Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

Here's a sobering thought as we all look forward to the bounty of Thanksgiving dinner: According to the subtitle of a study first published in 2012 and updated in 2017 by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, "America is losing up to 40 percent of its food from farm to ...Read more

Start Thanksgiving meal with savory squash soup

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What's the first thing you'll serve to your guests when they sit down to Thanksgiving dinner next week?

That's an important question for any menu. The first course sets the tone for the meal to come. It should, as the old phrase goes, whet the appetite, sharpening the senses and adding a happy edge to guests' anticipation. A ...Read more

Start Thanksgiving meal with savory squash soup

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

What's the first thing you'll serve to your guests when they sit down to Thanksgiving dinner next week?

That's an important question for any menu. The first course sets the tone for the meal to come. It should, as the old phrase goes, whet the appetite, sharpening the senses and adding a happy edge to guests' anticipation. A ...Read more

A delicious Vietnamese take on braised beef short ribs

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One of the questions reporters and restaurant guests like to ask me is whether I ever get bored eating the same delicious food all the time. The best reply I know is one of the most familiar proverbs in the English language: "Variety is the spice of life."

That saying, of course, applies to so many things. Life definitely would be boring if you...Read more

A delicious Vietnamese take on braised beef short ribs

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

One of the questions reporters and restaurant guests like to ask me is whether I ever get bored eating the same delicious food all the time. The best reply I know is one of the most familiar proverbs in the English language: "Variety is the spice of life."

That saying, of course, applies to so many things. Life definitely would be boring if you...Read more

 

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