Oct/19/2016In October, many home cooks turn their thoughts toward the entertaining soon to come, from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's. While such advance planning can be both fun and sensible, it also can have a serious drawb...
Oct/12/2016Of course, chips and dips are a must when you're watching weekend football on TV. But nothing compares to chicken wings, which simply offer the perfect combination of tender meat, crispy skin and finger-licking sauce.
Oct/05/2016Autumn is a wonderful time for entertaining, especially with a brunch party. "But Wolfgang, brunches can be so fattening," people sometimes tell me, especially when I use words like "delicious" and "robust."
Sep/28/2016It always interests me to hear people talk about the latest food trends. I see that phenomenon happening with many of my most popular dishes, from chicken potpies to goulash to butterscotch pudding.
Sep/21/2016It seems to me sometimes that too many people treat recipes like scientific formulas to be followed precisely. Great recipes are living things.
Sep/07/2016Sweet corn bridges the seasons like almost no other vegetable I know.
Aug/31/2016Anyone who knows me, has eaten in my restaurants or reads my cookbooks probably knows how much I love vegetable soup. We lived in Austria, not far from the Italian border.
Aug/24/2016Now is the time of summer when, everywhere you turn, it seems that fresh sun-ripened tomatoes are plentifully in sight. So, what do you do with all those tomatoes?
Aug/17/2016Even people who love to cook may find themselves shying away from the stove in mid-August. But you've still got to put dinner on the table most evenings. There are, however, so many options you can cook from scratch in almost no time.
Aug/10/2016Shakespeare penned the famous question that Ms. Capulet poses in "Romeo and Juliet." Take the Denver omelet. The same goes with terms used for omelets themselves. I certainly believe in respecting culinary traditions.