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Ratatouille

If there’s a dish that really epitomizes the height of summer, it’s ratatouille. Wikipedia tells us that it’s a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and that […]
Ratatouille

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 […]

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 […]

September Greenmarket

The seasons might have changed this past Monday but there was precious little evidence of that judging by what was on offer at the Greenmarket today. Seckel pears — Developed […]

Breakfast for Dinner 2

When you’re making an omelette, you want two conditions: enough cooking fat and a thoroughly heated skillet. This is about 1 tablespoon butter. If you don’t have enough cooking fat, […]

Carpe Diem

This is my favorite time of year, foodwise. So many wonderful things are available at the market this time of year. The thin, light meals of summer give way to […]

Saturday Market

You can definitely tell that autumn is on the threshold. There’s a chill in the air; carpe diem while you can. Yellow plum tomatoes Golden nugget potatoes Apples