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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 […]

Friday Snapshot

Spaghetti alla puttanesca Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. This version uses salt-packed anchovies instead of the usual olive-oil packed variety. Soak anchovies in 1/2 cup […]

Sunday Snapshot

Spaghetti “carbonara” with ramps, wild arugula, parsley and mint Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. It’s not a real carbonara (which usually has raw beaten egg […]

20 Minute Supper

This isn’t seasonal (because the tomatoes in question were hydroponically grown in a greenhouse, and also because tomatoes aren’t due for another two months) BUT it is local. The shrimp […]

Italian Treatment

It has relatives that are more well-known, like spinach, beets and quinoa, and some less known ones such as epazote and Jerusalem oak. It is one of the most nutritious […]

Tomato Season 8

In a few weeks (if not sooner), heirloom tomatoes will disappear from farm stands in New York City, not to be seen again until next summer. You may have heard […]

Recession Specials 4a — Sunday

Thin spaghetti with caramelized onion, anchovies and herbs Click here for a closeup. Originally I was going to do sort of a tomato carbonara (Sungold tomatoes and chopped prosciutto with […]

Raw Food 2

Click here for a large-size version of this picture. What could be simpler: diced heirloom tomatoes (Japanese pear, Aunt Ruby, Sungold cherry tomatoes), mint, shallot, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, […]

Greens 3

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, anchovy and garlic The sauce is a classical Italian treatment for greens. Make the sauce while the pasta cooks. Chop greens into a chiffonade. Heat olive […]