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Midnight Snack

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Roast potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and shallots with mesclun and a white wine viniagrette


Only a couple of pix today — pork courtesy of Flying Pigs Farm in upstate New York. These aren’t your typical pork products. They’re made from heritage breed pigs that […]

Squid Stuff

Linguine with squid and anchovies linguine 2 anchovies 1/2 lb. squid, thinly sliced crosswise 2 garlic cloves, crushed pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 cup white wine handful of Italian […]

Made for Dunkin’

Plain doughnuts, sprinkled with powdered sugar Best get them when they’re fresh. Krispy Kreme makes me ill.

Recession Specials

When times get tough, the tough get cheap: Fettucine with roasted mushrooms, pine nuts and herbs wild mushrooms, sliced salt pepper olive oil 2 T. pine nuts, toasted handful of […]

Easy Peasy

Pan-seared tilapia Gnocchi with brown butter and sage Roasted carrots with allspice and lemon If I told you how easy this dinner was and how many ingredients it involved, you […]

Risotto from Start to Finish

Wild mushroom and smoked bacon risotto Mushroom stock ingredients 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms 2 T. olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and diced 2 celery ribs, […]


Can you identify the beers pictured below? No cheating or googling allowed. Sorry for the blurry pictures…on the other hand, maybe it’s a good thing they’re not clear. 🙂

Bacon, Glorious Bacon

Pasta with smoked bacon, cabbage and onion confit smoked bacon, chopped 1/2 c. onion confit (see recipe below) 2 cloves garlic, minced pinch of red pepper flakes 1/3 c. dry […]


I didn’t feel like going to Redhead tonight I went to Minca instead. Minca was one of the first ramenyas to open in New York City. It retains a devoted […]

Confidential to Subtle Knife

This post dedicated to Subtle Knife, since she doesn’t like root vegetables. 🙂 Roast chicken la Keller Potatoes, turnips and watercress in the style of Istria (basically potatoes, turnips and […]

In the Dead of Winter

It was six degrees this morning, though by the time I got to USGM the temperature had risen up to a balmy eighteen degrees Fahrenheit. Lovely. Some pix: Cabbages and […]

In the Style of Catalonia

Fettuccine with mussels and chorizo extra-virgin olive oil chorizo (spicy cured pork sausage), meat squeezed out of the casings and crumbled 1 clove garlic, minced dry white wine fettuccine 1 […]

Downtown Thanksgiving

This, out of all the days of the year, is the holiday best defined by who you choose to spend time with. Rancho Gordo Mayacoba and Rio Zape beans, posole, […]