Star Chefs' Recipes
Red Kuri Squash Soup
Red-orange kuri squash has a pumpkin shape, but no ridges. Its flavor is sweet and nutty, reminiscent of chestnuts.
Warm Quinoa Salad with Carrots and Grilled Chicken
Cat Cora’s nutritious quinoa is quick to make. Adding chicken makes it a great meal-in-one.
Hummus with Whole Wheat Flatbreads
"Kids like hummus," says Alice Waters, "and they like to make the little flatbreads and heat them like tortillas; the whole process is irresistible, and the price is practically nonexistent."
"The turkey chili is a big favorite of Oprah’s," says Art Smith. "It’s got some spice, which I think kids love just as much as adults do."
Pasta with Roasted Squash, Sausage and Pecans
Emeril Lagasse tosses pasta with sausage, butternut squash, sage and pecans for a terrific, hearty dish.
Grilled Polenta with Spinach and Robiola Cheese
Polenta is the Italian name for cornmeal. Here, it's grilled until crisp and served with sautéed spinach and a creamy, tangy cheese that melts on top.
Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and Cauliflower
"We always need to remember that many people in need, whether here or overseas, don’t have the freedom of time," says José Andrés. "But if you have some potatoes, green beans and cauliflower, you have a heck of a dish that can feed an entire family with just a tiny bit of work."
Baked Broccoli Ravioli
Bill Telepan’s fresh free-form ravioli are filled with broccoli and cheese, then boiled and baked until crisp at the edges.
Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortas
Rick Bayless’s stellar vegetarian sandwiches (tortas) are full of earthy mushrooms and tangy goat cheese.
Italian Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Mario Batali’s delicious chicken gets its sweet-and-sour flavor from a mix of orange juice, vinegar and capers.
North African Fish Stew
Cat Cora’s Moroccan-spiced stew is a great showcase for farmed catfish or tilapia.
Latin-Spiced Chicken in Lettuce Cups
Bill Telepan’s easy spiced chicken in lettuce cups is a great combination of meaty, crunchy and fresh.
Sautéed Radishes with Orange Butter
Emeril Lagasse sautés radishes and their greens with bacon, shallots and orange juice until theyére perfectly crisp-tender.
Roast Chicken Thighs with Lentil Stew
José Andrés seasons his crisp chicken and rich lentil stew with smoky Spanish paprika called pimentòn.
Braised Pork with Cherry Gravy
Michel Nischan’s braised sweet-and-savory pork melts in your mouth. It’s perfect with the creamy leeks and fennel.
Beet Cake with Bourbon Sauce
Michel Nischan’s supermoist beet cake is layered with a silky, rich whiskey custard.
Art Smith uses a mix of roasted root vegetables, such as the beets, turnips, parsnips and celery root here, to make a delicious salad in colder months. His vinaigrette, made with fresh orange juice, shallot and white balsamic vinegar, is equally wintry.
Cracked Emmer and Carrot Porridge
Dan Barber is a big proponent of using whole grains, which are healthier and more delicious than the processed kinds. One of the grains he’s most keen on is emmer wheat, also known as farro, which he uses in this savory, carrot-rich dish.
Braised Carrots with Lamb
Dan Barber’s brilliant recipe makes braised carrots the star and lamb the accompaniment.