Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The rich tapestry of Jewish cooking finally reached my born-in-the-farmland-of-Northern-Illinois consciousness in the town of Boca Raton, where many transplanted New Yorkers came to escape the … Continue reading Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Need a last-minute recipe for Thanksgiving? Try succotash from our new cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! UPF publicist and rights manager Samantha Zaboski decided to try her hand at cooking this exciting dish. Here's why Samantha chose this recipe: I love recipes that include a variety of flavors, especially with vegetables and beans. I often can't … Continue reading Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this recipe from our newest cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! Sian Hunter, UPF senior acquisitions editor, prepared for the holidays by making Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but at some point during the Weekend of … Continue reading Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The most French expression of meringues in classical gastronomy might be “Ouefs a la Niege.” The translation is “eggs in snow” from the visual look of … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

By Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   When I was asked to help organize a dinner with some other James Beard Award–winning chefs to cook at the James Beard House in New York … Continue reading Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Today’s recipe is from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook, which features some of the most beloved recipes from Versailles Restaurant—a Miami institution that has been at the heart of the Cuban-American community for decades. Samantha Zaboski, UPF publicist and subsidiary rights coordinator, tried this recipe in her home kitchen. Here’s why Samantha chose this recipe: As … Continue reading Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Recipe: Pumpkin Caponata from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Get ready for the holidays with this recipe from one of our wonderful cookbooks! UPF senior acquisitions editor Sian Hunter recently tried her hand at cooking Pumpkin Caponata from Bert Gill’s Pickled, Fried, and Fresh. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Our Thanksgiving meal features family recipes from both sides and several generations, but each year, we … Continue reading Recipe: Pumpkin Caponata from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh