Sometimes I just want to change up dinner and try something new. I don’t know if I’m late to the party, but these potatoes are the bomb. They might be so 2014 because I think I saw these all over the Web last year. Recently, I was at the farmers market thinking that I just keep walking by Weiser Family Farms’ lovely little potatoes week after week. I hadn’t bought them in a while because I didn’t feel inspired. Then it just hit me: I must buy these potatoes and smash them. And so I did. Revelatory.
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When I travel, I enjoy visiting open air markets and love to check out the produce and spices. What’s available in the market reflects the food culture and traditions of the country. I also like to get a feeling for the people as they go about their daily shopping. When I was in Italy in the summer time, I became intrigued by these fresh borlotti beans. They were so colorful, and I’d never seen fresh beans in their pod before. When I took a cooking class in Italy, the teacher Alessandra was so kind and incorporated the fresh beans into the menu for me.
Gemma’s potatoes are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It’s a simple recipe that satisfies my need for crunchy foods. With potatoes this good, who needs deep fried foods? I make similar potatoes, but Gemma’s are a notch better because they are crispier.
This apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment to potato latkes for Hanukah. Homemade apple sauce is simple to make and so tasty. Every year when I make it for Hanukah, I wonder why I don’t make apple sauce more often. This recipe is an old family favorite from my Aunt Rose.
Chanukah is coming early this year. To get ready for the holiday, I am sharing my tried and true tips for making the tastiest, crispest potato latkes. Many delis make thick, mushy, soggy latkes. Mine are nothing like those. Follow my tips to make latkes that the whole family will look forward to every year.
I love this winning combination of Italian ingredients. The flavors and textures really complement one another. This dish can be served as a side dish or as a vegetarian or vegan main dish.
Hi! I'm Dana, and I'm passionate about food and travel. I'm a foodie first, so every healthy recipe I create has to be delicious. You can find me tinkering in the kitchen or obsessively researching vacations. I have curated all the best things to eat and do at my favorite destinations. Hope you'll join my journey. [Read More]
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