Purslane has a lemon undertone that sharply contrasts with the earthiness of the beans; look for it at farmers' markets or specialty stores from July to October. If purslane is not available, use watercress instead.
Spatchcocking -- splitting, then flattening a chicken -- yields a perfect roasted chicken in less time than a whole one takes. It also exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures. Click here to learn how. Feel free to use a roasting pan or a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet.
Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are firm and chewy, with a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. They are widely used in Italian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern cooking. If you've tried hummus, you've had chickpeas. Drained and rinsed, chickpeas add texture and protein to salads.