Spiced steak and tomatoes.

There are two dishes that combined prevent me from becoming a full-on vegetarian: Rob’s always-perfect grilled hamburgers and this: Fennel-spiced steak that’s grilled and served over sliced tomatoes. When summer tomatoes are at their best—big ones, the heirloom types—this recipe … Continue reading

Basic risotto.

We have a Williams-Sonoma Collection cookbook (you know, one of those slim, almost square volumes they’ve published for years) devoted to risotto. We’ve had this since about 1996, and it is thoroughly abused: spine cracked, pages separating, the whole thing … Continue reading