Category Archives: Recipe

A bite of the past, in present tense

Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 When I was a kid in New York about 60 years ago my grandmother in the Bronx bought crescent-shaped cookies that were gently crisp and had a licorice-y taste. They were Stella D’oro anisette toasts, made … Continue reading

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Nuts to You (in the Best Possible Way)

The more I think about the dishes I like to cook, the more I realize that I most enjoy the low-effort, big-return recipes that make a party a little more special. This spiced nuts recipe comes from my brother, Ed, … Continue reading

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So Far, A Salute to Pork

The last two pork shoulders — these guys are picnics — just came off the Big Green Egg. They’re about 9 pounds each, with the bone, and I put them on at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. They went about 17 1/2 … Continue reading

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Syrup, The Cowboy Way

There is the right way, the wrong way, and sometimes the cowboy way — a shortcut that one uses for expedience or necessity. I like to have simple syrup in the refrigerator for cold drinks, and especially for Old Fashioneds … Continue reading

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Meat, We Salute You

At the 2018 Salute to Meat, we had 71 guests, served 130 pounds of meat — some of which we wrapped and sent home with people — lovely music and a great time. We also had the help of more … Continue reading

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A lighter ice cream

I wanted to make gelato for our friends who came to dinner last weekend, and my wife had bought a half-pint of heavy cream that we had thought to whip and use on top of strawberry-covered pound cake. But we … Continue reading

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