Maggie Brooks

The Ultimate: Bread Pudding

In theory, bread pudding is ingenious — add a little sugar, cream, and maybe a sprinkle of nutmeg, and yesterday’s stale loaves morph into a rich, velvety treat. In practice, though, plenty of restaurants turn out dense, dry, and flavorless…

The Ultimate: Fried Chicken

There’s a fine line between pleasantly indulgent fried chicken — crisp-skinned, well seasoned, and yes, a little oily — and a greasy pile of LDL-raising grub. HIGHLAND KITCHEN gets it right with its buttermilk-fried version, served only on Monday nights….