Appetizers

Soft polenta with forest mushrooms in two metal pots with lids.

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.

A baking sheet lined with parchment filled with 10 long, thin crispy cheese sticks.

Crispy Cheese Sticks

With a container full of this cheesy dough, you can roll out crisp bread sticks at a moments notice–but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

A bacon and goat cheese tart lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Bacon and Goat Cheese Tart

Forget the pan when you make this tart. The edges of the tart crust are folded around sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and rich goat cheese.

A sheet of parchment paper with a rectangular mushroom leek tart with a square piece cut from the corner, and garnished with thyme.

Mushroom Leek Tart

“Impressive.” “Easy.” “Yummy.” “Brilliant.” “No leftovers!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little tart.

2 hands holding a pale green bowl filled with creamy mushroom soup, topped with olive oil yogurt, and hazelnuts. Salt and pepper shakers, and a spoon sit next to it.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Sometimes, a creamy, comforting soup is all you need, especially if you can make it vegan. Topped with yogurt and hazelnuts, it’s superb.

A purple napkin with a white plate on top, with a slice with potato rosemary focaccia garnished with rosemary and with a fork on top.

Potato Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia gets drizzled with an intense herb oil of basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, garlic and thyme, then loaded with slices of potato, onions, and rosemary.