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Rick Easton’s Grapefruit Salad

My partner Rick is a baker and also a true minimalist: Like Mark, he believes when it comes to cooking, less is more. When he first made me this grapefruit side salad during citrus season, I was kind of taken aback at how simple it is. But especially with beautiful fruit and good olive oil, it’s revelatory. — Melissa

Pierogi Day, Ukrainian Style

Plus a few other Eastern European-style dishes for fall

Just Do It: Xi'an-Style Hot Oil Noodles

Proceed with caution

More Zippy Weeknight Meals

Going beyond my repertoire

Tofu and Cauliflower à la Suvir

Tofu and Cauliflower à la Suvir

A quick braise based on a Chinese-Indian dish known as “Manchurian cauliflower” made famous by my friend (and phenomenal chef) Suvir Saran. I’ve been doing different interpretations for years since the ketchup-based sauce is amazing with virtually everything. Serve in a rice or grain bowl (if you’re not cutting carbs) or stuffed into sub rolls.

A Dialing-Back-Carbs Week

A collection of recipes from Bittman’s newest book

5 Fast, Flavorful Dishes for Fall

Homey 20 minute recipes from the vast Kitchen Express archive

This Salad Is a Lot of Work and Worth It

Plus, a savory galette and an alternative to ice cream

When Cooking Is the Main Event

A collection of Bittman-inspired dishes from the weekend

Orecchiette with Salmon and Leeks

Orecchiette with Salmon and Leeks

My mother probably eats more salmon than anyone I know: on a plank, in pasta, as a burger, in a sandwich. I knew we’d kick off the weekend with it and sure enough, she didn’t let me down. This recipe is a good one that Kate Bittman also cooks with her family.

How To Build a Wood-Fire Grill

And this week’s links ICYMI

ICYMI, Plus New Recipes and Links

We’re into spicy cucumber dishes for the weekend

This Week on Bittman Project, 10 Grilling Recipes, Plus Links

ICYMIHere’s a roundup of what was on The Bittman Project this week, a couple of…


This Week on Bittman Project, a Weekend Bonus Recipe, Plus Links


Set Up a Friggitoria at Home

An Italian fry shop inspiration for spring snacking

Our Favorite Italian-American Grandma Dishes for Any Day

With extra vegetables

Our Best Asparagus Recipes

Sure you can get it year round at the grocery store, but now is the…

A Vegetable That Requires a Little Extra Work Is Worth It

All hail the artichoke