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Garlic Soup

Have you ever come home from work late at night, looked in your refrigerator, and seen that you don’t have much to work with? If you’re like me, that produces […]
Garlic Soup

Meatless Snapshots

Stufato di Verdure Essentially, this is an everything-but-the-kitchen sink vegetable stew. The version pictured contains: onion, celery, green beans, wax beans, heirloom tomatoes, plum tomatoes, heirloom garlic, green chard, sea […]
Meatless Snapshots

Greenmarket Gallery

Only 3 weeks till the summer solstice. Lots of great stuff available at the farmer’s market this past weekend …

Saturday Market

“Through winter-time we call on spring, And through the spring on summer call, And when abounding hedges ring Declare that winter’s best of all; And after that there’s nothing good […]

Photo Chronicles, Part 2

Just a short collection of food photography I’ve taken over the years. Enjoy. Pastrami sandwich Scrambled eggs, with crème fraiche, lobster and lobster roe Tomato risotto, with tomato confit Sea […]

Inspiration From San Francisco

Roast chicken is extremely economical. One bird can theoretically provide dinner for nearly a week, especially when you’re cooking for one person. For example: Sunday: Roast chicken Monday (tonight): Roast […]

Blue Hill Washington Square

Opened in 2000, Blue Hill Washington Square is the creation of Chef Dan Barber. The restaurant occupies a landmark speakeasy dating from Prohibition, just a stone’s throw away from Washington […]

Flounder and Chicken Congee

Flounder and chicken congee Click here to view a large-sized version of this picture. Otherwise known as jook, congee consists of rice and (either water or) stock that’s slowly simmered […]

Chicken Dinner

Sometimes simple is best. Roast chicken; sautéed peppers and green beans, Tuscan style; steamed rice and heirloom tomatoes Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture. One measure of […]

Meatballs

Polpetti, served with angel hair pasta, summer vegetables and herbs Outside of Italy, meatballs are most often served with spaghetti, but in Italy, they are presented quite differently. They make […]

Two 20 Minute Meals

The most common excuse I hear when people say they’re not into cooking is “I don’t want to slave for hours on end in the kitchen just to make something […]

Saturation Point

We’ve been having so much rain lately, it’s starting to make me think I’m living in Seattle. Hmph. Radishes — Serve these thinly sliced, with bread, butter and a little […]