Chilled Corn Soup

This soup is served by Chef Sungchul (Sung) Shim of Neta, in NYC’s West Village, as an alternative to Gazpacho.  He garnishes with cod fritters, , chive oil, and edible flowers.  He suggest optional garnishes for the home cook:  Shrimp, crab, lobster, chives, sour cream, creme fraiche, cilantro, fried or shallots. Ingredients 10 ears of corn…

10 Salsa Recipes

A good salsa is welcome at any meal or occasion.  Here I’ve gathered a variety of a few different ideas to get you started.

Indian Spiced Pork Chops with Cumin-Corn Riata

I’ll start by saying I have never had Indian food in a restaurant, but I have had some made by a coworker from India.  The food is highly spiced, but that does not mean it is all hot.  A lot of it is, like the Pork Vindaloo I made the other day.  It had so…

Baked Rosemary Chicken with Polenta

It just never dawned on me that polenta and grits are basically the same thing. So is masa harina. They are all just cornmeal. The only differences are the coarseness of the grind and the color of the corn.

Caribbean-Style Sancocho

Sancocho is a soup that is very popular in Latin American cuisine.  I call this one Caribbean because I use ingredients that are more reminiscent of the Caribbean than other parts of Latin America.  According to my husband (from Bogota), Sancocho should be made with both chicken and beef stock.  It also needs potatoes, yucca…