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Saturday Snapshot

Sorry for the drop-off in posting, as I haven’t been feeling well lately. Hopefully this pic will make up for some lost time. This was shot a couple of weekends […]

Butter, Glorious Butter

When I first went to Bouley, the TriBeCa restaurant headed by David Bouley back in the mid-2000s, I was introduced to what was to me, the strange combination of vanilla, […]

Pasta For Dinner

If you’ve been following this food blog for a while, you may have noticed that there’s an inordinate amount of pasta dishes that appears throughout this blog. That’s because it’s […]

Sardines with Bread Crumbs

Americans aren’t used to eating fresh sardines and anchovies, which is a shame. The difference between a fresh sardine or anchovy and their canned equivalents is literally night and day. […]

Cippolini en Agrodolce

Cippolini en agrodolce are quick-pickled onions in a sweet-and-sour marinade. Unlike many pickles, these onions are not as sour as the vinegar is tempered with sugar. Serve with cured meats […]

Pasta Primavera

Before I get to the subject of today’s post, I want to talk a little about one of my pet peeves that keeps occurring with some regularity, especially now that […]

The Fire That Lives Inside

When I entered second grade in 1977, I was a full reading level behind most of my classmates. I spent the next three months working at my own pace in […]

Vegan Snapshot

Green bean and kale bihari masala, basmati brown rice Adapted from this Diner’s Journal entry at The New York Times. I make this quite often in the summer and autumn. […]

Eat Your Vegetables

When I was growing up, I hated vegetables with a passion, or for that matter, anything that was garlicky, spicy or remotely unfamiliar. Fast forward thirty years and it’s like […]

An Updated Classic

The taste of early spring spinach often reminds me of the description of rapunzel in the fairy tale of the same name. Tender leaves of a fantastically GREEN vegetable that […]

Salad for Dinner

Sometimes “rabbit food” is what you want for dinner. *wink* Spring lettuce salad with salt-and-vinegar Roseval potato chips, roasted shallots, hard-cooked farm egg and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese