Calçots (a.k.a. Charred Green Onion Deliciousness) and Romesco

  Ahhhh, calçots–I didn’t know that word until about 5 minutes ago when I Googled it.  The event that inspired said Googling is the memory of that slow-motion moment when Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations) donned a kitschy red checked bib, slipped the blistered skin from a green onion, dunked it in romesco and…

We’ve Got Fava Beans!

  I’ve always thought of fava beans as an exciting ingredient.  I know it may seem odd to get excited about a bean, but this particular bean was something that, for years I read about in many an Italian recipe but, for the life of me, could never find at the market.  I built those recipes up…