October 2011


10/26/11  • REIGNING MEATBALLS From the Oct., 2011 Esquire (click here to view the recipe) In the last week I’ve eaten pork braciola at Frankie’s 570 (the new West Village outpost of Frankie’s Spuntino); a big bowl of papardelle with a braised rabbit ragu at a newly resurgent Morandi; a large marinara and cheese pizza at Tappo in Chelsea; and, from the Sunday Gravy stand located at Smorgasburg — the open air food mar
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10/20/11  • BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD From the Oct., 2005 Gourmet (click here to view the recipe) I’ve probably walked through the Union Square farmer’s market a thousand times by this point in my life. That’s not all that surprising; I’ve lived in the vicinity for most of the past 23 years. What is surprising, though, is that it was only last spring that I actually slowed down enough to really take in what was piled on
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10/13/11 • PEAR GINGERBREAD CAKE From the Feb., 2002 Gourmet (click here to view the recipe) I’m sitting here thinking about cake. Sitting, not writing, because in-and-of-itself, cake does not tend to inspire in me particularly strong feelings. But here’s the thing about cake: even if you’re not a cake person per se, chances are you’ve encountered one or two in your life that stayed with you and that function as a ki
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10/06/11 • MOROCCAN CHICKEN From the July, 2007 Cooks Illustrated Here in the northeast we’ve been mired in what meteorologists like to call “a trough of low pressure.” For those of us who live here that simply means it’s been raining, off and on, for weeks. If you haven’t been drenched you’re one of the few. Last Thursday, fed up with hauling my umbrella and raincoat around, I decided to give them the day off, and s
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