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.
Braised celery and carrots.
Spring lettuce salad, with fennel, celery and lemon zest.
Sea scallops cooked in olive oil with garlic and parsley.
Spaghetti with egg and black truffles.
Marinated mixed olives, burrata.
Fried egg, spinach and morels, and crispy bacon.
Leeks with bacon, mustard vinaigrette, and chopped hard-cooked egg.
Bollito di verdure (boiled mixed vegetables).
Orecchiette with chard, pine nuts, anchovy and garlicky breadcrumbs.
Roasted beets with shallot-herb mayonnaise.
Grated white carrot salad, Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Mussels with spicy tomato sauce.
Broiled cod; radicchio with pine nuts.
Creamy scrambled eggs, bacon, morels and black truffles.