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

Monday Snapshots

30 days from now is the spring solstice. That’s what I tell myself deep down to maintain my sanity, even as I yearn for the first breath of spring.

Tuesday Snapshot

“Scallops, endive, leeks” Each was sautéed separately in French butter. The scallops had a little salt sprinkled on top, then were set aside for 5 minutes — before they had […]

Tagliatelle with Parsnips and Pancetta

Parsnips are the red-headed stepchild of winter root vegetables. Although they resemble carrots, they are paler and have a sweeter taste, especially when cooked. Parsnips can be boiled, roasted or […]

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad

Mediterranean cauliflower salad The recipe is a work in progress, which is why it’s not presented here in final form. This version contains steamed cauliflower which was then coarsely chopped […]

Arroz Caldo

I love Asian chicken and rice dishes, from congee, to Hainanese chicken rice, to bái qie ji. You can imagine my delight when I came across this recipe for arroz […]

Sunday Snapshot

“Fusion” spinach salad. Spinach, rocambole garlic and chanterelles, sautéed in French butter, served over cow’s milk ricotta cheese with toasted nori and ebi furikake. Nori is a type of seaweed […]

Saturday Snapshots

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Just two photographs, taken this afternoon at Union Square Greenmarket. Pumpkins Apples from upstate New York Autumn is in full swing here in New […]

Tuesday Snapshot

Bái qie ji (Chinese white-cut chicken) with Hainanese chicken rice Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. It looks like a bowl of chicken and rice. Looks […]

Thursday Snapshot

Pasta with cow’s milk ricotta cheese, plum tomato, extra-virgin olive oil and mint There’s a luscious creaminess that only fresh ricotta cheese can provide. Sweet, ripe tomato, chopped mint and […]

Wednesday Snapshot

This is an old picture, taken a little over 6 weeks ago. It was one of my favorites meals — to eat and to shoot. So many people underestimate the […]