Category Archives: Greek food

I Think I Finally May Understand Bordeaux Wines…

Today’s lunch was one of the most instructive experiments I’ve had about food and wine. I’ve never been a fan of Bordeaux wines. I started buying them in 1985 (because they were supposed to be the best), but I have … Continue reading

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Creamed Corn and Scallops Al Forno, and Ikarian Summertime Soufiko

One of my favorite dishes ever was a bowl of soup from Al Forno restaurant in Providnce, RI. The recipe is startlingly simple: I tried making it the first time back in 2005, and it was perfectly delicious. This week … Continue reading

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Krasi – Meze & Wine

One of my favorite haunts for food and wine is Eataly Boston. It has excellent selections of some of my favorite Italian foods. It’s a large store, and it is often crowded, so as one who despises crowds (even BEFORE … Continue reading

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Grilled Octopus for Lunch, Briam for Dinner

This is another post in an abbreviated form, so you can gain the essence of the experience quickly and extract what is useful to you. Lunch was Grilled Octopus, combined with white beans, red onion, rouille, and flying fish roe … Continue reading

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The Elegance of Canned Tuna Salad

StarKist and Chicken of the Sea may be the most popular brands of canned tuna fish, but any resemblance between them and really good tuna is purely coincidental. If you want to make a truly delicious tuna salad, then I … Continue reading

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Briam and Pan-Roasted Salmon

Roasted vegetables are always a treat, and an easy meal is one of those dishes with a piece of fish. A couple of nights ago, I chose Briam (or Briami), a Greek dish of Mediterranean vegetables, along with a small … Continue reading

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New Year and Some New Dishes

Today was a fine day for inventing a new dish for lunch and for trying out two recipes I had never attempted before, for dinner. Lunch was inspired by available elements of past, present, and future salads. Favorite tools played … Continue reading

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Cianfotta (A Neapolitan Version of Ratatouille)

Summer is coming soon (at least in this hemisphere).  That means the arrival of great fresh vegetables, which for me, often get celebrated by making one of the amazing European roasted vegetable dishes.  Among my favorites are: France: Tian/Ratatouille.  https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/from-the-sublime-to-the-ridiculous/Continue reading

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Octopus, Revisited — or Harold McGee, I Love You.

I’ve written about Octopus 18 times in the past 8 years.  I think that’s some indication of its importance to me in a culinary sense.  Two years ago, I wrote that I Finally Learned How to Cook Octopus.   Within … Continue reading

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Ikarian Baked Vegetables, Improved

We’ve been reading and cooking with the book, Blue Zones Kitchen.  It’s interesting reading, contains some good recipes, and it fits well with all we have learned about healthy food and lifestyles in the past 10 years and more.  We … Continue reading

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