Romancing Summer: All-American Homemade BBQ Sauce for Chicken, etc.

Barbecue chicken is an American classic of summertime cooking. Perfectly done, the meat is moist and without pink inside, the skin lightly charred and crispy outside, and succulent from top to bottom. That takes some (easy) fussing over as the pieces are turned often to allow charring and prevent scorching. For the sauce, he used … Continue reading Romancing Summer: All-American Homemade BBQ Sauce for Chicken, etc.

Romancing Summer I: Grilled Pizza with Pickled Onions, Arugula, and Squash Blossoms

My romance with pizza was sparked in a small trattoria in Parmigiano, Italy, where I had my first Italian version. It was with ham, artichoke hearts, and melted cheese. A revelation: there was no tomato. I don’t remember the cheese, but it was gooey and stringy, so certainly more than just Parmesan.  Memory has faded, … Continue reading Romancing Summer I: Grilled Pizza with Pickled Onions, Arugula, and Squash Blossoms