Mary Beth Clark

Culinary Educator · Consultant · Author

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Chimichurri Sauce is the cook's friend as a marinade, dressing, and sauce. Try this tart and sassy version with a chef's trick for making the best Chimichurri.

Fire up the grill. Combine the most popular flavors for one of the best burgers you ever taste. Lamb Burgers with Harissa, Halloumi Cheese, and Chimichurri Sauce.

Pour yourself a glass of chilled Prosecco, then enjoy Poached Eggs and Asparagus with Fava Beans and Peas. It is superb for an Italian-style brunch or main dish.

Spring Vegetable Ragù is perfect with toast or Italian-style toast called crostini. Combine artichokes, asparagus, fava beans, and peas capturing the sweetness of spring time.

For Passover, serve Striped Bass with Matzoh Topping, nestled in tender braised greens. Easy and elegant.

This trio of flavors – salmon, oranges, black olives – is fabulous. Quick and easy to prepare, Salmon with Orange-Olive Sauce brightens your evening and makes you feel special.

Warm Cannellini Beans with Red Radicchio Trevisano in Vinaigrette is delectable as a side dish or main dish combined with shrimp, chicken, sausage, or tofu.

Picadillo with peppers, tomatoes, capers, and melted cheese is savory, spicy, chili hot. Serve with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, tacos, and wraps, for a super party dish.

In only 30 minutes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower with Bacon and Cheddar becomes the star of the meal. Serve as the main dish or with wings, ribs, burgers.

An Orange, Walnuts, and A Glass of Marsala. Simple yet an enduring classic Italian dessert of fragrant fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and fortified wine. Try it. Extraordinary sensory journey.

Braised Roasted Chestnuts with Pancetta and Rosemary are perfect with favorite holiday dishes of beef, turkey, goose, ham, venison. Serve as a side dish or topping.

Serve Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy-Garlic Sauce and Fried Capers as an Italian classic antipasto or side dish. It is especially delicious with grilled or roasted lamb.

If you have not roasted fresh radishes, make Roasted Radishes with Garlic and Rosemary.  It is a revelation from assertive to sweet. Makes a great side for any main dish.

Try the new Blackstrap Molasses Vinegar! It is fantastic with Japanese Buckwheat Soba with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Shiitake Mushrooms.

A classic combination of thinly sliced Fennel Salad with Oranges and Black Olives is the perfect antidote to beat winter doldrums!

Butternut Squash with crunchy Walnuts in a buttery Marsala Sauce takes just a few minutes to cook. It is so luscious, serve it as the main dish. Or serve it as the side dish to roasts, grills, and sautes.