Joseph Holko

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A Guide to Great Tomato Bruschetta, in Season and Out

I am a bruschetta pedant. So please, bear with me as I whine for just a minute about a couple of the biggest sins committed against Italy's most famous tomato-topped toast.<p>To start, it's pronounced <i>brew-SKET-ta</i>, not <i>brew-SHET-ta</i>. I admit that mispronouncing a name isn't a true transgression, but in …

Italian Food

A Portuguese Dish that Unites—and the Pot to Cook It In

Upon seeing the restaurant, we were suspicious. The place, so highly recommended by our AirBnb host Ricardo, was pretty pedestrian-looking. The menus, tablecloths, <i>and</i> floors all appeared to be vinyl; Fanta cans littered the tables. Casinha do Petisco is not a treat for the eyes.<p>But when the …

Dill Dip III Recipe

"My mother gave me this recipe, and told me never to share it, but I think everyone should enjoy it. This dip is definitely better if you make it one …

Food Preservation

Pasta Pancetta Recipe

"A delicious pasta dish that takes so little time to make. Using Italian bacon (pancetta) gives it a unique flavour and texture. Sure to impress any …

Mushrooms

Just Try to Resist "Fantasy Sauce Pasta"

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Swoon over the sexiest Italian pasta ever (with wine and cream and bacon and butter).</i><p>Those Italians. …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Sriracha Sauce

Scallops with Herbed Brown Butter

4 Servings<p>Ask for “dry” scallops at your fish market; they are free of preservatives and release very little liquid while cooking, which is key to getting a good crusty sear in this easy recipe.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. sea scallops, side muscle removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Seafood