In this episode of Cooking with Grandma, we meet Luba Stoyanoff, also known as Baba. Together with her eldest grandchild, Katherine, Baba discusses why she wasn't allowed to cook in her homeland of Greece, recounts the difficulties of making phyllo dough by hand, and prepares banitsa, the Bulgarian version of the Greek spinach pie spanakopita. Click here for Baba Luba's Banitsa (Spinach Pie) recipe.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy