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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: 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: porto chili de bacalhau

There is almost nothing authentic about this recipe, it’s not chili like El Tazon de Rojo con Carne, nor is it a truly Portuguese / Iberian type recipe either, but for me it fits in nicely to the overall chili … Continue reading

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bourbon: roll out the barrel

Zan is at it again, along with some help from my kindred Big Rob in presenting Bourbon Barrel Foods. Kentucky bluegrass between your toes and some bourbon steeping between your lips, what a wonderful thought. Really… could it be any … 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: frango português e arroz a avó

There are not many recipes that were handed directly down to me from my parents or grandparents. Some were never written down. Some where and changed too much over the years as different ingredients were available. Some we all agree … 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: Jambalaya vert inspirer du Portugal

Another big snow storm, another long cook one pot meal. This combines my love of Iberian and Cajun cooking in my heritage and is truly an inspired by what I love out of both. It, like a lot of recipes, … Continue reading

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recipe: caldo verde

Today was the first “real” snow we had this year. After so many days in the 60s lately, it was actually a little bit of a surprise to see those heavy, wet, white flakes falling from the sky and beginning … Continue reading

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