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Beets & Snaps

This is a great time of year to visit farmer’s markets here in NYC. Produce is at its most vibrant and diverse, not to mention at the peak of flavor (in some cases anyway). Right now you can get such … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Alla Trippa Alla Romana

So I was watching a food travel show about Rome and they talked about the dish trippa alla romana — tripe in the Roman style. Traditionally this is a dish using cow or pig stomach, cooked down with white wine, … Continue reading

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Raw Ramp Pesto

Hello again! I am back in Brooklyn, just in time for ramp season. Ramps, a variety of wild garlic that’s only available in early spring, explodes across the NYC food scene every year. And every year I buy a bunch, … Continue reading

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The Joys Of Simple Roasting

I have a fairly eclectic pantry. In addition to the standards — olive oil, salt & pepper — I have bags and jars of spices and condiments from the wide world over. In my cabinet a container of sichuan peppercorns … Continue reading

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Why I Made A Hard Boiled Egg And Pickle Sandwich

Back in 1999, I spent five weeks in Israel. The food was incredible. I had the best falafel of my life in Tel Aviv, and I’ve yet to find any falafel here in NYC that rivals it. In Jerusalem I … Continue reading

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Beyond Whole Wheat: Spelt Ziti

Early last year I was told that I should eat more whole grains. I thought it was a good idea, but there was a problem: I eat a ton of pasta. And I mean literally a ton of pasta; I … Continue reading

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Easy Stovetop Frittata

When is an omelet a frittata? I’m not talking about the classic “French omelette” with its silky texture and reliance on specific technique. No, I’m talking about the Americanized “throw some shit into a pan and add some eggs and … Continue reading

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