Lynne Char Bennet

I grew up in a restaurant family, so cooking and entertaining is in my blood. Writing about food and wine, cooking for others and sharing the fun and satisfaction of incorporating local, seasonal bounty in delicious ways brings everything full circle.

When your spring-cleaning fever hits, don’t forget about your spice cabinet. If you still cook with old, dusty spices purchased years ago (maybe many years ago), you’re not alone. But your dishes deserve better.
A softened butter mixed with herbs, spices, and other seasonings, compound butters can quickly and effortlessly add flavor to many dishes.