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Dinner Snapshots

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been taking an extended break from blogging for the past month. Regular posts should resume this weekend, but in the meantime, I figured […]
Dinner Snapshots

Sunday Snapshot

“Fusion” spinach salad. Spinach, rocambole garlic and chanterelles, sautéed in French butter, served over cow’s milk ricotta cheese with toasted nori and ebi furikake. Nori is a type of seaweed […]

Calamari and Greens

Mirepoix is the French name for a combination of onions, carrots, and celery, typically in a 2:1:1 ratio. Mirepoix, either raw, roasted or sautéed with butter, is the flavor base […]

Squid Stew

A few posts ago, Urspo wondered how to make squid tasty and not tough, as it’s wont to do if you cook it longer than three minutes. That’s the thing […]

Tomatoes and Oysters

Back before Mario Batali became a big star on The Food Network, he owned a restaurant named Po, located on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village. One of Chef Batali’s signature […]

Memorial Dinner

Caption titles are hard. 🙂 No complicated cooking after this weekend’s “adventure”. I had planned on writing something about the evolution of this blog, in conjunction with making polpetti for […]

Seafood 4

Brodetto di pesce, topped with homemade anchovy-garlic croutons This dish is known by a variety of names, for example “Italian-style fish stew” or “cioppino”. The ingredients are some variation of […]

Seafood 3

Thanks to Eddie. I went with a variation on his earlier suggestion. Mussels steamed in Belgian beer and aromatics, served with sourdough bread and lemon In this case, the aromatics […]

Seafood 2

Not everything turns out to be a success at Chez Spamwise. A case in point was last night’s dinner…. Pan-roasted squid, served with fennel, orange and wild arugula salad I […]

Seafood 1

Dinner Saturday night — Fettucine with fresh clams, wild arugula, green garlic and herbs I should add that the clams were likely caught either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, courtesy […]

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 […]