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Stuff that hasn’t found a home yet in the great filing cabinet in the sky.

Saturday Market Gallery

It’s high Indian summer here in New York City. So hard to believe that heirloom tomatoes are still on offer. The days grow increasingly shorter; time to take advantage while […]

Tomato Season 7

Pan-glazed heirloom tomato salad served over roasted fingerling potatoes Click here and here for high-resolution versions of these pictures. * * * When I began foodblogging in earnest, I decided […]

Chicken Dinner

Sometimes simple is best. Roast chicken; sautéed peppers and green beans, Tuscan style; steamed rice and heirloom tomatoes Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture. One measure of […]

Tomato Season 6

Slow-roasted tomatoes are quite easily, one of the cheapest ways to elevate a dish from mundane to sublime. Take two baskets of cherry tomatoes, halve them, arrange in a roasting […]

September Greenmarket

The seasons might have changed this past Monday but there was precious little evidence of that judging by what was on offer at the Greenmarket today. Seckel pears — Developed […]

Gnocchi 5

Gnocchi has a permanent place in my repertoire. On average, I have it once or twice every six weeks. I usually make ricotta gnocchi because it’s lighter and lends itself […]

Breakfast for Dinner 2

When you’re making an omelette, you want two conditions: enough cooking fat and a thoroughly heated skillet. This is about 1 tablespoon butter. If you don’t have enough cooking fat, […]

Cauliflower 1

To most people, cauliflower is decidedly boring. It’s not sexy compared to say, tomatoes or corn. I seriously doubt that it springs to mind when you ask someone what his […]

Carpe Diem

This is my favorite time of year, foodwise. So many wonderful things are available at the market this time of year. The thin, light meals of summer give way to […]

Tomato Season 5

Slow cooking concentrates the flavor of late-summer tomatoes so that no other seasonings, not even salt, are needed in the final product. Preheat the oven to 200 F. Slice plum […]

Breakfast 1

Heirloom tomato and mint salsa As far as salsas go, this one is pretty basic. 1 cucumber, diced; 3 heirloom tomatoes, diced; 1/2 red onion, finely chopped; juice of half […]

Saturday Market

You can definitely tell that autumn is on the threshold. There’s a chill in the air; carpe diem while you can. Yellow plum tomatoes Golden nugget potatoes Apples

Meatless Fridays

Ricotta salata isn’t the same thing as ricotta cheese. It’s a sheep’s milk cheese; the curds and whey are pressed and dried before the cheese is aged. The result is […]

Tomato Season 4

Although tomatoes are available year-round at farmers’ markets here in New York City, they don’t really come into their own until this time of year. In-season tomatoes usually arrive at […]

Tomatoes and Oysters

Back before Mario Batali became a big star on The Food Network, he owned a restaurant named Po, located on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village. One of Chef Batali’s signature […]