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Heirloom tomatoes Autumn is in full swing so it was a nice surprise to find these beauties still available at the market last weekend. I have some cherry toms in […]

Tuesday Night Experiment

Pan-roasted monkfish, crushed Adirondack blue potatoes with butter and chives, skillet tomatoes Next time I’ll sear the fillets longer before sticking the pan in the oven. Otherwise things turned out […]

Comfort Food 4

Monkfish congee 1 cup rice 8 cups water ginger, thinly sliced 1 fillet cod, haddock, monkfish or other firm-fleshed white fish, cut into 1″ medium cubes pinch of salt slivered […]

Omelette au fromage blanc et herbes

Fromage blanc and chive omelette Roasted root vegetables (LaRatte fingerlings, red and white carrots tossed in olive oil and sea salt, then roasted at 375 F for 30 minutes) Sliced […]

Autumn Equinox

Fall equinox was this past Sunday. There’s a nip in the air and a chill in the wind. Autumn vegetable plate Wild mushrooms sauteed in butter, with garlic and herbs; […]

Harvest Season

Some pix from yesterday’s market… Pasta con sugo di pomodoro The sauce is really simple and you can prepare it while the pasta cooks. Heat some olive oil in a […]

A Food Odyssey 3

This was the prayer of Athena– granted in every particular by herself. She passed the beautiful wine cup to Telemakhos, who tipped the wine and prayed as she had done. […]

A Food Odyssey 2

When primal Dawn spread on the eastern sky her fingers of pink light, Odysseus’ true son stood up, drew on his tunic and his mantle, slung on a sword-belt and […]


I had dinner tonight at Katz’s Delicatessen. Katz’s is part of a triumvirate of famous Jewish delicatessens here in New York City, the other two being the Second Avenue Deli […]

A Food Odyssey 1

Straight to the door he came, irked with himself to think a visitor had been kept there waiting, and took her right hand, grasping with his left her tall bronze-bladed […]

Salt of the Earth

Mixed heirloom beans stewed with Canadian bacon and aromatic vegetables You might think it’s strange that a blog with the word “spam” in its title would feature pictures of great […]