March 28, 2012 Savory fillings are rolled up in dough to form half-moons, narrow cigars, coiled snails or ornate roses, or cut into dainty squares from a large pan. It's like a little gift-wrapped package with a delicious surprise inside, built for enjoying slowly.
March 27, 2012 From the Kitchen Window column
Canapes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
March 25, 2012 Prepare your aprons and your rye — Mad Men is back — and with it an unofficial cookbook inspired by the food of the popular AMC show set in the 1960's. The cookbook looks to the restaurants, bars and kitchens that serve as a backdrop to some of the series' most memorable moments.
Several of the "nonnas," or grandmothers, who cook at the Enoteca Maria Italian restaurant in Staten Island, N.Y.
March 21, 2012 Enoteca Maria, an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, has no head chef. Instead, the owner brings in Italian grandmas to cook up the regional dishes they learned from their parents and grandparents.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/149001050/149048222" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
March 21, 2012 For home cooks with enough interest and imagination, the do-it-yourself world is practically limitless. The store-bought stuff just can't match what's made from scratch — from cured salmon to a Nutella-inspired chocolate spread.
March 21, 2012 From the Kitchen Window column
March 20, 2012 For Iranian-Americans and for others from the Middle East, Central and South Asia, the first day of Spring is also Norouz, the beginning of a New Year.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/148982771/148993124" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor