Mary Beth Clark

Culinary Educator · Consultant · Author


Include leftover holiday turkey in Broccoli Salad with Romanesco, Grapes, Dates, Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds. Nutritious and delicious, it's addictively good.

Serve Porcini Mushroom Soup as a luscious main dish, satisfying the soul and renewing the spirit.

Creamy and zesty with a spike of heat, serve Gorgonzola Dip with Fresh Fennel, buffalo wings, chilled celery, grissini, or grilled chicken. Makes a great party dish.

Spiced Tofu Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms, Scallions, and Kale make a soothing, nutritious meal. Enjoy delicious pasta without grain-based pasta.

A specialty of the coastal city of Messina, Sicilian Fish with Potatoes and Tomato-Olive Sauce is a restaurant-quality main dish you can easily make at home.

Sauteed Pears, Nectarines, and Onions with fragrant Wild Mountain Cumin Seeds and Feta is delicious as a side dish or savory dessert.

Farro Salad with Tuna, Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes, and Arugula is a classic Bolognese warm-weather salad. Boil farro then toss ingredients together. Serve as a main dish.

Add creamy avocado, chives, and cilantro to classic Italian Caprese Salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. It will be the star of your party buffet.

A classic Piemontese dessert, Baked Peaches with Amaretti and Hazelnut Filling showcases typical ingredients of the region's cuisine. Delicious even for breakfast.

Serve refreshing Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers with Garlic, Cumin, Kalonji Seeds, and Fresh Mint with grains or pasta, grilled steak, fish, or chicken.

Too hot to cook? Make Trenette with No-Cook Sauce of Tuna, Marinated Artichokes, and Olives. Sip wine, enjoy the summer's breeze and delectable pasta for dinner.

Tequila Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers with Mango Peppers and Fried Okra are fabulous summertime treats. You'll love them!

Celebrate July 4th or any holiday with this great party dish – Guacamole Toast with Fresh Radishes, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Chimichurri Sauce.

Buttery Tomato Tarte Tatin with Burrata and Basil – think new pizza margherita – makes a fabulous appetizer, main dish, or savory dessert.

Strawberry and Orange Macedonia with Fresh Rosemary is a delightful dessert on hot summer days. Serve as is, or adorn with gelato, sorbetto, biscotti, or torta.

What a scrumptious lunch! Serve Avocado Crispbread with Halloumi Cheese, Ripe Tomatoes, Pipicha, and Chimichurri Sauce.