Port-Paprika Chicken Bites

Port-Paprika Chicken Bites

This tipsy tapa of Portuguese descent is intended as just a single bite, though we found it impossible to stop at just one.

The Derby

The Derby Cocktail

Bourbon. Curaçao. Sweet vermouth. Lime. We’re sad we didn’t concoct this comforting little ditty. But we’re glad somebody did.

Black pottery bowl filled with the Chinese dish gung bao chicken

Gung Bao Chicken

Er, what’s the deal between Gung Bao and Kung Pao chicken? One is a centuries old tradition. The other is an Americanized riff. Guess which one this is.

Apple spice bourbon hot toddies being poured into glasses from a thermos.

Apple Spiced Bourbon Toddies

Infinitely more complex than the toddy of yore, this little number owes its lure to apple-y cider spiked with a hint of star anise and quite an indecent glug of bourbon.

A foolproof daiquiri in a long-stemmed glass.

The Foolproof Daiquiri

That froufrou blender drink dolloped with whipped cream? Imposter. This is what you really want. Rum, lime juice, and just a touch of something sweet.

Grilled Doves Portuguese Style

Grilled Doves, Portuguese Style

Relax. We’re not suggesting you grill song birds. This recipe calls for a different type of dove. You’ll change your tune when you taste it. Trust us.

A spider spoon with a fried summer squash in it being set onto a cooling rack.

Summer Squash Fritters

Part hush puppy, part fritter, and lovely through and through, these little blobs of cornmeal batter and summer squash blossom like sunflowers as they fry.

Spoon Bread

Spoon Bread

From cooking icon Edna Lewis comes an airy spoon bread which whispers, in that inimitable Southern way, to be included on tables everywhere.