8 oz. ground beef 8 oz. ground pork 1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausages stripped of their casing 2/3 cup fine breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/4 cup chopped mint 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 egg pinch of salt pinch of black pepper Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except for the egg, salt and black pepper. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a fork, then season to taste with salt […]
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Categories: American cuisine, food photography, Italian food, New York City, summer, Union Square Greenmarket • Tags: American cuisine, brunch, dinner, East Village, farmers' markets, food photography, Italian food, summer, Union Square Greenmarket
Cooking — whether it’s for myself or for someone else — is how I relax when I get home from work. Other people play video games or watch TV to unwind; not in my house. Cooking is meditative. It’s a way for me to let the cares of the day slip away while I treat myself right. As usual, clicking on any of the tiles in the mosaic below will bring up a slideshow of high-resolution photographs.
It’s supposed to be spring, right? Sure doesn’t feel like it. I’ve been trying to cope with all the wintry weather we’ve been having. This has been the worst winter I’ve experienced in the past 25 years. And from what I hear, it doesn’t look good in the years to come thanks to the twin joys of global warming and climate change. In the meantime, I’m counting down the days until the first green things appear at market. I don’t […]
Categories: American cuisine, food photography, New York City, Union Square Greenmarket, winter • Tags: American cuisine, black truffles, dinner, food photography, fruit, New York City, Union Square Greenmarket, vegetables, winter
A friend of mine once described her favorite childhood meal as a plate of fried pork chops, served with rice and sliced ice-cold tomatoes. Her mom would fry the chops in a cast-iron skillet, using bacon drippings and little else other than salt and pepper. They were always perfectly cooked, with a crust that would shatter into tiny, crisp bits whenever she took a bite. She’d alternate a forkful of rice with a bit of tomato, and another of pork, […]
To most Americans, meatballs are made to be paired with spaghetti or some other type of pasta, typically served in a concoction known as “Sunday gravy“. In the annals of Italian-American kitchen lore, this is a long-simmered sauce that most often than not, contains a variety of pork cuts, aromatic vegetables, tomatoes and wine. However, in Italy, meatballs are another creature altogether. They can be cooked in a simple tomato sauce, or rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Occasionally you may […]
This will probably be the last regular post for a couple of weeks, as I will be on vacation in San Francisco starting Thursday. I might do an update at the end of June however; will have to see what’s going on at that time. Clicking on any of the photographs below will bring up a larger version of the picture as a slideshow. Enjoy.
Categories: American cuisine, food photography, summer, Union Square Greenmarket • Tags: American cuisine, breakfast, dinner, farmers' markets, food photography, Middle Eastern cuisine, summer, Union Square Greenmarket, Yotam Ottolenghi
This is my interpretation of one of Floyd Cardoz‘s creations at his former restaurant, the now-closed Tabla. Opened in 1998, Tabla was an instant hit amongst New York City’s food cognoscenti. It heralded the arrival of what would be called “New Indian cuisine”, where classical Indian dishes and concepts were re-interpreted via a modern American prism. The restaurant garnered three stars from the New York Times and was consistently ranked amongst the top echelon in the Zagat guidebook. So many […]