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recipe: salad days

Today is Independence Day. Apart from celebrating our successful split from the British Empire with bikinis, bar be ques and beer we are really paying homage to our diverse immigrant roots and what freeing themselves from their homelands to start … Continue reading

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recipe: citrus inspirations for a summer day

Summer meals can taken on a myriad of flavors from the smokey barbecue, the crisp and cold salad-esque, to the light and clean detectability. Citrus flavor pallets tend to hold that summer association really well so the inspiration of this … Continue reading

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recipe: inchiostro pasta

The concept behind this dish comes from a semi-recent trip to Firenze, Toscana, Italia and a truly wonderful meal not long after in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Squid ink not only helps color the dish with a unique approach but provides … Continue reading

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recipe: verdura arrostita con risoni di limone

On a really hot day, finding a nice cooling meal can sometimes be a challenge. A few weeks back I made verdura e fagioli di cannelloni arrostita (roasted cannelloni beans and veggies) and the idea behind it came out so … Continue reading

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recipe: a sopa de herança portuguesa

mãe feliz dia I spend Mother’s Day with my mom and grandmother. That side of my family is of Portuguese descent and very close to my heart. Conversations with my grandmother can be all over the place these days and … Continue reading

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recipe: gumbo z’herbes

I promised back in the day, I would give up my recipe for this so, I suppose it must be time to since it is indeed lent. This is a personal favorite for me, not because it is a family … Continue reading

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recipe: bacalhau d’estufado

Recently, my mom and I began talking about food more and more. I think she’s curious, even if she won’t admit it, about the book idea and since we first spoke about it she’s been more eager to talk about … Continue reading

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recipe: repas de mardi gras

Usually, I don’t eat much steak, but there are a couple circumstances that necessitate it (like a trip to Firenze, Italia or to Franklin St with my sister, etc.) and today is one of them. My traditional Mardi Gras meal … Continue reading

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recipe: hadoque azur y ensopado d’ervilha olho preta y feijão preto

The original desire for this dish was something delta leaning but when I got to the market to do my regular shopping my mind shifted to cod in seeing the fresh cod laid out. Once I got a better look … Continue reading

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recipe: redfish poêle en fer et la casserole frit les pousses brussel et pomme de terre

I love cajun inspired dishes. It became something of an obsession because my dad loved Paul Prudhomme and later Emril Lagasse. He didn’t cook most of the meals as a kid but when he did, he always took cooking very … Continue reading

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