By Riki Shore Someone around here turned 40 last week (not me – that already happened!) and it was an occasion for special foods. I came up with a menu that was doable and delicious – perfect for a birthday, but also a great holiday meal. Braised Asian short ribs, inspired by a recipe in Simple to Spectacular by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman, were the centerpiece of the meal.¬†Although the short ribs cook for 3 hours, it’s largely unattended time in the oven, which means you can be setting the table, wrapping presents, or prepping an appetizer. We ate […]

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