How (Not) to Make a Proper Tortilla Española

By Paul Thomas Zenki

What you leave out means as much as what you put in … There are three sides in a triangle. Four gospels in the New Testament. And five ingredients in a tortilla española. Eggs (5), potatoes (3), onions (2), olive oil and salt. Nothing more, nothing less. Así se hace, so it is done. Back […]

Southern Pecan Pie: A Personal History

By Paul Thomas Zenki

This recipe is easier than it used to be … When I was a little boy, a pecan pie was a helluva lot of work. Especially for the kids. I was born on the Florida panhandle in what used to be a fishing village, but grew up in a Georgia mill town. Our house stood […]

How to Roast Savory Sweet Potatoes

By Paul Thomas Zenki

Everyone asks for this recipe … There’s this one dish that I know, if I haven’t made it for someone yet, they’re gonna ask for the recipe once they taste it. It’s that good. And you can serve it with just about anything, frankly. It’s totally vegan but makes a great side for meats, a […]

This Pick-Your-Bean Dish Goes with Most Anything

By Paul Thomas Zenki

It’ll become your go-to, trust me… My older brother showed me this recipe sometime back in the ’90s and since then I must have cooked it hundreds of times. Thing is, it’s easy enough to fix as a home staple — I like to make a sizeable batch on the weekend and use it as side through […]