Category Archives: Food Articles

See You at Breakfast

You know what they say. It’s the most important meal of the day. That may be so, but breakfast has often been the most delicious meal of my day. I include brunch in this statement. Living in the city, brunch … Continue reading

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Mac n Cheese American

Mac n Cheese American Move over apple pie. I do believe that macaroni and cheese is slowly taking over as the quintessential, all American standard. Well, perhaps I speak too soon. Nevertheless, it’s right up there with baseball and apple … Continue reading

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Chicken Little…or a Lot

OK, so the holidays are over.  For me and my family, it was most definitely an eating marathon.  I’m sure it was for you as well.  Don’t know about you, but this time of year always puts me in a … Continue reading

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Cheers to New Year’s

There’s no doubt about it. Christmas and Hanukkah are all about great food. We simply revel in it. However, when New Year’s Eve rolls around, most of us are focusing on our favorite cocktails. Sure, appetizers, including fanciful canapés, are … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve & the Seven Fishes

Silver bells ring and carolers sing. A chilly, clear, starry night. It’s December 24th and Christmas Eve is well under way. As you stroll down a quiet Bensonhurst block in Brooklyn, New York, both attached and semi-attached Georgetown-style homes are … Continue reading

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A Duck on Every Plate

Whenever I consider indulgence, especially this time of year, my mind inevitably turns to duck. Now, I have to admit, it’s not something I grew up with. Italians don’t really know what to do with a duck. Well, not the … Continue reading

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Crab Cakes Are Always Welcome!

Crab cakes are not fish cakes. Just needed to put that out there. Well, literally they are, I guess. However, the fish cakes I grew up with came directly out of the freezer. They were good enough, as I remember, … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Memories Food Photography

Growing up in an Italian-American family, Thanksgiving wasn’t always about sweet potatoes and green bean casserole for me. It usually began with various antipasti, followed by rich lasagna, and then somewhere along the line we visited the turkey. Almost an afterthought. Continue reading

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The Loving Pie

Peerless Pumpkin Pie As Thanksgiving approaches, the heady fragrances of the pies, turkey and sage dressing swirl in one’s memory of Thanksgivings past. A day of hard core cooking including the baking of pies will be rewarded by the words, “This is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever tasted.” Continue reading

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Scarin’ Up Treats for Halloween

A few years ago I won first prize for best costume at a Halloween party. I was a pirate fashioned after a famous movie character that year. Not really me, dressing up at costume parties and such. But there I … Continue reading

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