Recipes from Happy in the Kitchen

Happy in the Kitchen

Happy in the Kitchen is teeming with “Richard-esque” discoveries, whether it’s an amazingly simple technique for dicing vegetables, a delicious [low-carb] carbonara made with onions rather than pasta, or a schnitzel made of pureed squid. He’s playful—always—but also a perfectionist and an iconoclast. What can you say about a chef who makes risotto with potatoes, prefers frozen Brussels sprouts, and whips up spectacular chocolate pudding and béchamel in the microwave? A chef who doesn’t shock blanched vegetables in ice water, but uses his freezer as though it were a fifth burner, and turns raspberries and almonds into “salami”?

A pile of homemade potato ruffles on a white surface.

Homemade Potato Ruffles

These shatteringly crisp, undeniably sophisticated potato ruffles—chips, if you will—have no ridges. Nor do they need them. They’re intoxicatingly lovely just as they are.