04/01/15 12:00pm
PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Seared salmon with lentils, mushrooms and asparagus.

PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Seared salmon with lentils, mushrooms and asparagus.

This dinner has, over the years, become a springtime tradition in my household. Pairing seared salmon and lentils for spring holidays is a flavorful alternative to meat-oriented dinners. Salmon, lentils, shitake mushrooms and leeks have been nutritional staples throughout the world for centuries. (more…)

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11/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | PENELOPE MOORE

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |
Penelope Moore

Each Thanksgiving for many years, when I lived in Greenwich Village, my family spent weeks preparing for the holiday dinner. We bought turkey from Balducci’s, sausage meat from Faicco’s Pork Store, bread from Zito’s Bakery on Bleecker Street, vegetables and herbs from the Greenmarket on Union Square and perfectly proportioned chestnuts from a market nearby. (more…)

11/14/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |

COURTESY PHOTO |

My kitchen is filled with gadgets that I use a few times and forget about. One handy gadget that has become a “must have” is my spiral slicer-cutter, which almost sounds like something out of the classic “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucy and Ethel demonstrate that they have no sales resistance. When it comes to the spiral slicer-cutter, which is affordable at around $34 and easily found on Amazon (I use the Paderno brand), you won’t want to have sales resistance. (more…)