Caponata, the Sicilian dish of eggplant and other vegetables sautéed in a sweet and sour sauce can be shockingly flavorful the first time you try it. And I'm not using the word shockingly lightly here. Packed with extra-virgin olive oil, raisins, pine nuts, herbs, vinegar, sugar, and a slew of other ingredients, it's the kind of dish you have to recalibrate your whole mouth for in order to really appreciate it. But once that recalibration is done, man oh man is it great stuff.
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A moist vanilla pound cake is liberally studded with toasted pine nuts and finished with a sweet and tangy blood orange glaze.
This torte's delicate, crackly top belies a soft, chocolate core. Grappa gives a boozy flourish, and currants and pine nuts provide a pleasant textural contrast.
Caramelized roasted cauliflower with a pine nut, raisin, and caper vinaigrette.
This tasty, boundary-transcending dish of bok choy sauteed with garlic, sherry-soaked raising, pine nuts, and caramelized onions can be spooned over fluffy rice or mixed into a bowl of toothsome pasta.