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Glorified Leftovers: Meaty Pies

Leftovers Glorified: Meaty Pies

If you ever cooked a large hunk of meat, say, pot roast, picnic pork, leg of lamb, the abominable Thanksgiving turkey, or chicken, you probably have experienced the big feast aftermath syndrome.  Doesn’t ring the bell?  Well… you cook that beautiful cut of meat, you feed everyone until their are full to the brim, and then… and then […]

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Green Slaw With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Green Slaw With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Summer is here.  Suddenly we notice the change in our taste — we crave lighter dishes, we see more vegetables in our fridge and on our plate, we sip iced drinks, and I don’t know about you, but I am just not in the mood for elaborate dinner cooking marathons. Summer laziness sets in. To […]

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NY Style Sourdough Bagels

Here Bagel Bagel Bagel…

Bagels are one of my most favorite things to eat.  They are so versatile, so forgiving; they go with anything — from smoked white fish to jam — and never complain.  You can eat them by themselves just fine or slather with butter or cream cheese, and you’ve got yourself a meal. New York style […]

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Asparagus Pesto

Must Try: Asparagus Pesto

There is nothing to discuss here, really. I love asparagus. I love pesto. I love pasta. My initially intended dinner wasn’t ready in time, so here is a quickly whipped asparagus pesto to save the day. Served with spaghetti as an emergency dinner option, but that’s not the only use, as you may guess: chicken, […]

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Confit Byaldi by Thomas Keller, also known as Ratatouille from Pixar's animated movie

A Fairy Tale Dish Worthy Of Your Table

A quick post today, a tribute to a great chef and a great movie that connected through food. I encountered this recipe some time after I saw Pixar’s movie Ratatouille.  Naturally, there was a lot of interested in the dish due to the movie’s success, so the recipe was published by several independent sources, The New […]

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Mushroom Pie WIth Egg

Form vs Content: Mushroom Pie With Egg

Aaaah, the good ‘ole form vs content dilemma, old as this world, much discussed by artists, philosophers and critics alike. What do these things mean to us, and how do they operate in our daily lives? Are they important? If so, why? If not, why not?  Since we are dabbling in culinary arts here (as humbly as […]

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Making Russian Napoleon

Nostalgic Musings On Making Russian Napoleon Cake

From time to time, abiding by the unbending code of conduct of first generation transplants, I succumb to strong nostalgic cravings.  In case you are not the first generation transplant, let me explain.  I refer to craving foods I can’t have because there is no place to get them — either they no longer exist or […]

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