Cooking — whether it’s for myself or for someone else — is how I relax when I get home from work. Other people play video games or watch TV to unwind; not in my house. Cooking is meditative. It’s a way for me to let the cares of the day slip away while I treat myself right.
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Green salad, with roast chicken and crispy croutons.
Orecchiette with chard, pine nuts, anchovy and garlicky breadcrumbs.
Sea scallops cooked in olive oil with garlic and parsley.
Grated white carrot salad, Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Bollito di verdure (boiled mixed vegetables).
Marinated mixed olives, burrata.
Spring lettuce salad, with fennel, celery and lemon zest.
Spaghetti with egg and black truffles.
Broiled cod; radicchio with pine nuts.
Roasted beets with shallot-herb mayonnaise.
Leeks with bacon, mustard vinaigrette, and chopped hard-cooked egg.
Mussels with spicy tomato sauce.
Creamy scrambled eggs, bacon, morels and black truffles.