This new series highlights restaurants/chefs who represent a spectrum of cuisines, as they discuss the points where their food falls under the category of traditional, and when a combination of elements produces something entirely new.
There's not a right or wrong answer, instead, we're trying to get to the bottom of what makes a dish, going back to it's roots.
Because life is too short not to be a kid sometimes.
Basic Boneless Roasted Leg of Lamb
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat.
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.