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  • BITE: My Journal
    November 28, 2016
    Chaan Teng
    It’s very “Tea House of the August Moon,” with pierced...
    November 21, 2016
    White Gold Butchers
    Named for the prized ribbons of fat fancied by serious...
    November 14, 2016
    Harold’s Meat+Three: I’ll See You in My Dreams
    We’re three tonight, so that means I’ll get to taste...
    November 7, 2016
    Déjà vu
    It was just coincidence that I stepped into the past...
    October 31, 2016
    "I know how to get things built," Borgognone said.


        From time to time I will post roundups or lists of my favorites restaurants, food shops or dishes. I'll tell you where I really go. What's worth a splurge. Where you'll find chefs late at night. Breakfast Priorities. Favorite haunts of other food writer friends. Ice cream Worth the Detour. Watch for more.


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    August 5, 2016 | Recipes
    Mixed Berry Pie Soothes a Batttered Heart
    A recipe from Emotional Eats by Kaitlin Hill

    June 28, 2016 | Favorites
    Orange Fruit Soup
    As I confessed in my memoir, Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess, dinner and dancing were my drugs of choice…that’s why I am able to remember the Seventies so vividly.

    March 10, 2016 | Favorites
    Healthy-ish Donuts for Teddy by Lauren Bloomberg
    I love donuts and grew up hanging out at my local Dunkin's. My three-year-old Teddy, on the other hand, is fairly new to the donut game and he's already obsessed. This recipe has everything that I'm into as a mom: it's a treat, but not as unhealthy/sugary/processed as the store bought stuff. And, I think, more delish. I ate half the yield...

    January 21, 2016 | Favorites
    Warming Winter Soup by Lauren Bloomberg
    This soup was created in a refrigerator/pantry cleaning effort. Feel free to swap what you have at home. Vegetarian? Go for veggie stock. Want to use up the last onion? Let it take the place of the leek and shallot. I never remember to soak beans overnight but please, if you're the organized type, do so.

    October 26, 2015 | Favorites
    Pie Crust by Benjamin Baird Deutsch in a Blueberry Pie by His Mom
    We used Ben’s excellent crust that got him a story in Newsweek years ago for a recent Sunday dinner but we dropped the pie...

    October 13, 2015 | Favorites
    Raspberry-Horseradish Jam
    I suggest serving this jam with goat cheese and crackers. Or center a small round of brie on a sheet of phyllo dough, pour half a jar of this jam on it and close. Bake it and serve warm in delightfully messy wedges

    October 6, 2015 | Favorites
    Bacon and Baby Kale-Stuffed Pork Roast
    With the world’s easiest pan gravy and a few small flourishes, this stuffed pork dish is perfect for entertaining. The bacon in the stuffing adds smokiness and the pomegranate seed garnish gives a pop of bright sweetness for the perfect balance of flavors. I seal the seam with toothpicks and cook everything in one pan.

    August 24, 2015 | Favorites
    Pucker Up, Squash!
    Conquer your zucchini before it conquers you...

    August 10, 2015 | Favorites
    Cucumber Welcome at Osteria Salina, Wainscott
    Regulars expect Tim Gaglio –- the host in Bermuda shorts – to come quickly with cold, peppered cucumbers...

    July 13, 2015 | Favorites
    Cesare Casella’s Refreshing Spritzer
    A recipe for my favorite summer cooler

    May 28, 2015 | Favorites
    Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad
    Growing up in Virginia, summer barbeques were serious business and potato salad seemed to adorn every table. However, I always worried that mayonnaise sitting out in the hot southern sun might make people ill. This roasted summer salad with a light lemon caper vinaigrette is the perfect solution...

    February 17, 2015 | Favorites
    Brigadeiros: The Brazilian Truffle
    Crumbs, wisps, crushed chips, almost anything can be a sprinkle. By Ana Lopez

    November 19, 2014 | Favorites
    Fabulous Desserts By My Friends
    I asked Cookbook writer friends to send me a favorite Holiday dessert. And I added mine.

    April 16, 2014 | Favorites
    Cocoa Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies by Ana Lopez
    In search of the sublime cookie that almost got away…

    March 4, 2014 | Favorites
    Fight chills with Ana Lopez’s Spicy Turkey Chili
    Insatiable Reporter’s fiery chili wins fans abused by the polar winter

    December 30, 2013 | Favorites
    A Winter Soup That Stretches
    A hearty vegetable soup with holiday feasting leftovers: If you don’t have a turkey, buy some chicken wings...

    November 19, 2013 | Favorites
    Favorite Recipes of the Holiday Season
    Unconventional recipes revamp old fall favorites, just in time for the holidays.

    September 16, 2013 | Favorites
    Shrimp Mango Seviche by Penny Drue Baird
    Penny Drue Baird served a tangy toss of mango and cooked shrimp in precious martini glasses at a birthday dinner for women friends

    July 1, 2013 | Favorites
    10-minute Hot Weather Recipes: Tricks of Great Chefs
    Try Daniel Boulud's Quick Summer Melon and Shrimp and

    January 5, 2013 | Favorites
    My Highs of 2012
    We gather to worship spit-roasted short ribs – a giant slab of blackened ends, fatty fissures and juicy tendrils of meat, gift wrapped with green olives, onion petals, walnuts and horseradish, a tangle of bitter and sharp and sweet…

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