February 16, 2014 – February 22, 2014

Poulet Rouge With Cabbage, Turnip, and Black Radish From 'Roberta's'

Roberta's chef Carlo Mirarchi cooks this chicken in two steps: he starts it whole in a hot oven before separating the legs from the breast and sticking it all on the grill. This (admittedly laborious) process results in perfectly cooked leg and breast meat, infused with smoke from the grill. Around the chicken are pieces of roasted Japanese turnips, buttery Savoy cabbage drizzled with maple syrup, and thin rounds of spicy black radish. More

Remontel Toddy

This hot toddy takes a swing south of the border. It's spicy and smoky, just a little bit sweet, and a perfect companion for a cold night. More

Toasted Coconut Granola

Simple and only a little sweet, this Irish Pantry granola gets a fatty boost from shredded coconut and chopped cashews. Why make your own granola? Because it's ten times more delicious than anything in the store, that's why. And when you're done, you have a whole pan full of it. More

Boy Blue

This riff on the classic King Cole cocktail subs in Hochstadter's Rock and Rye for the bourbon and simple syrup and increases the dose of Fernet Branca. Instead of an orange garnish, you'll add a little orange curaçao. More

Pappardelle With Duck Ragu From 'Roberta's'

The pasta chapter in the Roberta's cookbook is primarily about fresh pasta. There are a couple of recipes that call for dried, but if you want to cook Roberta's pasta, you've got to be prepared to pull out a pasta machine. Carlo Mirarchi's basic pasta dough is egg-rich and a beautiful shade of yellow. It pairs well with countless sauces and fillings, and today we'll be braising a rich and meaty duck ragù. More

Speckenwolf Pizza With Mozzarella, Oregano, Onion, Mushroom, and Speck From 'Roberta's'

The Roberta's cookbook also begins with pizza, so we too will kick off our week with a pie. The Speckenwolf is a mainstay on their menu. It's a simple white pizza topped with paper-thin slices of smoky cured speck, creamy fresh mozzarella, earthy mushrooms, and sharp red onions. It's the tiny sprinkle of oregano, though, that totally makes the dish. More