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Fennel and Shrimp for Dinner

If you’re just joining us, the premise behind The Spamwise Chronicles is an appreciation for the beauty in food and in the world around us, for cooking seasonally and eating […]

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 […]

Hurricane Snapshot

Here’s something to cheer y’all up while we wait out Hurricane Irene: Aloo gobi with mint-cilantro raita over steamed jasmine rice Click here to view a large-size version of this […]

One Lobster, Two Dishes

Cheeky little bugger, isn’t he? I got him at Citarella for a little over $28. Amazing how much meat there is out of a 2 lb. lobster. 3/4 went into […]

Sunday Snapshot

Ratatouille Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. This version contains Japanese eggplants, Hungarian wax peppers and rocambole garlic, along with the usual onions, red bell peppers […]

Tomatoes Two Ways

Heirloom tomato season runs from early August through late October/early November here in New York City. My preferred method of cooking with them is to treat them as lightly as […]