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Return to NYC for Two Days of Food Exploration

Having grown up in New York City, I’ve always been comfortable going back there for several days to enjoy the diversity and treasures of the Big Apple. One or two trips a year — just for food, wine, and friends … Continue reading

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Gravlax for the New Year

In keeping with our pescatarian theme, we started the new year with an old favorite, Gravlax. This Swedish invention for curing fish is a marvelous invention: tasty, versatile, can be part of almost any meal, and it’s not that hard … Continue reading

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Eating Out at Pammy’s, then Back Home for Pasta

As you may remember, Pammy’s in Cambridge has been my #1 Restaurant in Greater Boston for several years. This week I went out with friends to introduce them to this treasure, and it was excellent, as always. Here was the … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

This has been a particularly beautiful Autumn season. The colors are spectacular and enduring. I just want to share some of it with you, my readers.

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Small Plates

Tapas. Merende. Meze. Merienda. Antipasto. Whether it be Spain or Portugal, Italy or Greece, France or Turkey — throughout the Mediterranean, these countries have the delightful tradition of small plates and in-between meals. More and more I’m finding that I … Continue reading

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Warm Cannellini Beans with Radicchio and Pecorino

This is an adaptation of a Ranch Gordo recipe, substituting “Marcella” cannellini beans for the cranberry beans in the original post. I love cannellini beans, and especially the “Marcella” dry beans from Ranch Gordo, named in honor of Marcella Hazan. … Continue reading

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Back in the Groove with Sourdough Breads

Back in mid-July I shared my experience restoring the ability to make sourdough breads with good “oven spring” and appealing crumb structure. You can find the story in my post: Repeat Performances. I’m delighted to report that I just repeated … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Risotto – Zucchini and Tomatoes

Rich, flavorful, and easy-to-make vegetarian risotti are not so common. Here is one, and it’s another of the superb recipes from Judith Barrett. I did not have Fontina cheese available, so I used mozzarella instead. The results were absolutely delicious. … Continue reading

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Cooking at Home

Here are some of my favorite dishes from recent home cooking. Toasted Sourdough Bread with Hummus, Lebanese Za’atar and Quail Eggs Sautéed Peppers with Arugula and Black Olives Toasted Halloumi with Barley and Vegetables Tuna Salad with 2007 i Clivi … Continue reading

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Eating Out

As much as I enjoy cooking, there are times when I go out to eat. This is especially true in the Fall, when I am teaching. Monday nights are often a good time, because I finish work at 5 PM, … Continue reading

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