This is the most minimalist eggplant Parmesan imaginable, really an eggplant gratin with tomatoes. You cook the eggplant in abundant oil. Yes, you can broil it or bake it, but I really think the taste of eggplant slices that have had oil boiled right through them is dreamy. Make a 15-minute tomato sauce of fresh or canned tomatoes, onion and olive oil, then grab a gratin dish and layer the eggplant, sauce and Parmesan. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)
Shrimps in Green Sauce: Green sauce means different things to different cooks, but I like the Iberian interpretation best. It draws its color from parsley and its impact from chilies, scallions, and, mostly, garlic. I find it difficult to use too much garlic here, and have never really reached the outer limit
NYT Cooking: This banana bread from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" is really something special. One-fourth of the flour is whole wheat, which contributes a kind of depth you’d miss if it weren’t there. There are walnuts — not unusual, but again, you’d miss them if they weren’t there, And the key, secret ingredient, is coconut. Which really puts the thing over the top.
Mark Bittman baked falafel. This is a great recipe. Don't attempt to sub canned chickpeas, just used the soaked raw dry beans. Use lemon juice instead of water in the tahini sauce for more flavor.
Avis à tous les amateurs de salade! Voice 10 vinaigrettes faciles et surprenantes!
This recipe is an adaptation of one found in Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s and Mark Bittman's cookbook, “Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef.” Fresh ginger, lime juice and sherry vinegar are the star players in this simple, sophisticated dressing that will make any salad sing After putting it together, let it rest for a day so the flavors can meld.
Mark Bittman's Chicken and Rice
NYT Cooking: Basic pancakes are simple to throw together and are guaranteed to delight a crowd. But go one step further, separating the eggs and beating the whites, and you turn the ordinary pancake into something almost soufflé-like. These also contain ricotta, for extra richness that doesn't weigh the pancakes down.
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Mark Bittman's Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food || Bittman swears by his freezer because it enables him to extend the life of foods, save money by buying in bulk, and save time by storing preprepped ingredients for future meals. Here are his tips.