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Sunday Brunch

If you’re ever able to get asparagus as thin as this: it demands that you treat it as simply as possible. Follow that commandment and you can’t go wrong. Roasted […]

Monday Snapshot

Linguine with spinach and ricotta — spinach and garlic sautéed in unsalted butter, cooked linguine, cow’s milk ricotta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic chives Adapted from this […]

Spring Vegetable Risotto

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus […]

Tuesday Snapshot

Broiled flounder; pan-fried fingerling potatoes and asparagus with garlic and fresh oregano; white shallot vinaigrette Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.

Tagliatelle with Broccoli “Pesto”

The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of broccolo, refers to “the flowering top of a cabbage”. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. […]

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 […]

Sunday Snapshot

Baked eggs with sourdough garlic-herb croutons, crimini mushrooms and heirloom carrots Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.

Shrimp and Greens

The inspiration for tonight’s dinner comes from Landmarc, a restaurant located in the TriBeCa district of Manhattan that features contemporary French bistro cuisine with Italian influences. Opened in 2004, Landmarc […]

Summer Vegetable Tian

A tian is a type of gratin that traditionally does not have a bread crumb or cheese topping. A tian can also refer to a shallow earthenware casserole. Originally from […]