Perfect pizza topping combinations

Perfect pizza topping combinations

From arugula to jalapeno-stuffed olives to smoked salmon, here are some of our tried-and-true delicious pizza topping combinations. What are yours?

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A chocolate-marshmallow-toffee dessert pizza inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s poem “A Pizza the Size of the Sun.” A post in honor of National Poetry Month.

Photographs and memories and potato salad

Photographs and memories and potato salad

Awkwardly slow-dancing to “Nights in White Satin,” bar hopping on Bourbon Street, and really, really, irresponsible adult chaperones. Food often evokes memories, of course. But in this case the memories were so elusive, and the food item so rarely cooked, the recollection took months to surface. It’s all the power of potato salad.

Fresh crab from the Gayle R

Fresh crab from the Gayle R

Freshly steamed Dungeness crab tastes like the early-morning air smells at low tide, succulent and moist and just fantastic. Let go of the fear and mystery involved in getting a big live pinching creature from the ocean to your plate and learn to duplicate this taste. All you need is bucket full of live crabs, a meat cleaver, and a bamboo steamer – this will tell you how.

Quick – take the steak from the suitcase!

Quick – take the steak from the suitcase!

Cold days, hot steak, or, traveling with meat. Talavera tiles and tiny bistro chairs sporting the face of the widow Cliquot: Carlsbad’s La Costa Resort and Spa is the scene of a culinary crime during a midweek getaway.

Parking lot food

Parking lot food

My new motto: eat bravely. Channeling Anthony Bourdain results in an impulse purchase of parking lot tamales.