Make this grain-based dish, made with millet and shrimp.
Rosie Perez shares one of her favorite recipes. She says one trick she has for sofrito is to freeze it in an ice cube tray with a cover, so you can use a little at a time, whenever you need it.
Here is a recipe for a hearty salad that you'd serve as a side dish for dinner but makes a great lunch the next day.
Roger Ebert’s career as a film critic spanned over four decades in both print, television and Twitter. In 1975, he was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer. He died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 70. Hear his interview with Leonard from 2005.
Even though you may not know Phil Ramone’s name, you probably know the music stars whose work he produced – including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, and Barbra Streisand among them. Phil Ramone admitted in his memoir, Making Records, “Unlike a director (who is visible, and often a celebrity in his own right), the record producer toils in anonymity.” Billy Joel acknowledged that “I always thought of Phil Ramone as the most talented guy in my band. He was the guy that no one ever, ever saw onstage… So much of my music was shaped by him and brought to fruition by him.” Phil Ramone died at the age of 79 (though it was until recently reported he was only 72.) And you can hear Leonard’s interviews with him from November 20, 2006 and October 16, 2007.
This is a different sort of frittata, with softer, still-wet eggs.
Most of the Christian Mediterranean cultures have some form of rich, festive egg breads that they prepare for the Holy Week before Easter. It is a tradition that is still strong in the Veneto region of Italy. The panettone and colomba cakes often found today in the country are derivatives of pinza.
Make this simple, traditional lamb dish, from Lidia Bastianich's kitchen.
A casserole made with peas, fava beans, romaine, and mint.
1 ½ cup of dry cherries
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons white mustard seeds
4 fresh bay leaves
Put all except the cherries in a pot and bring all to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes, add the cherries and cook for additional 30 minute. Remove bay leaves. Decorate finished plate with 1 teaspoon of sauce and scatter some cherries.
The garlic mustard leaves add a green and garlicky punch to a smooth eggplant spread. Slather it on crackers, pita bread, or crisp vegetables.
Try this flavorful sauce for basting lamb and other meats, made with foraged garlic mustard greens.
Try this dessert, made with Chocolate, bread, espresso, and cream.
Anthony Lewis won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for his reporting on the US government's loyalty program during the McCarthy era. He won his second in 1963 for his reporting on the Supreme Court for the New York Times. Lewis wrote for the Times until 2001, and his interest in justice continued to permeate his reporting and columns. He died recently at the age of 85. He was part of a panel discussion on censorship on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2008 and you can hear that conversation by clicking below.
Makes about four 1-cup jars
Make today, enjoy tomorrow
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
3 1/4 cups sugar
1 (3-ounce) envelope liquid pectin
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon butter
1. Bring 1 1/4 cups wine to boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup, 15 to 20 minutes; set aside.
2. Bring remaining wine and sugar to boil in large saucepan, stirring frequently. Stir in pectin, lemon juice, and butter, and return to vigorous boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in reserved reduced wine.
3. Transfer jelly to jars with tight-fitting lids, let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate. Let jelly set for 12 to 24 hours. Jelly can be refrigerated for at least 2 months.
To process for long-term storage: Transfer jelly, while still hot, to hot, sterilized 1-cup jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace at top, and process following Canning 101 steps on page 71. Processing times depend on your altitude: 5 minutes for up to 1,000 feet, 10 minutes for 1,001 to 3,000 feet, 15 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 feet, and 20 minutes for above 6,000 feet. Store in cool, dark place for up to 1 year.