Monthly Archives: August 2009

American Food

What with the theme of the upcoming Starchefs ICC being "What is American Food," the question has either been on my mind or below the surface of my thoughts a lot lately. While preparing dinner the other night, it […]

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German Striped Tomato #2

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Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napolitana

There are not too many ways to get from the Hamptons on the east end of Long Island to Upstate New York and of those ways, none are easy. One could drive across Long Island and pass through NYC or […]

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German Striped Tomato #1

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Black Garlic

Sweeter, more deeply flavored, a little smokey and very versatile, black garlic can be used as a substitute for regular garlic or in places where regular garlic really wouldn’t work.

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Taste of the Week -August 16-23

When I am hanging around my friend Joe Bavuso, as my family and I did for the better part of the past week, I am sure to eat very, very well. He is simply the finest non-professional cook that I know. Now, my other non-professional cook friends should not take this as a slight. It is not. I have quite a few friends, who can cook really well and whose food I enjoy tremendously, but Joe is just that good.

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At the Market – August 22, 2009

Called "The Beauty of Hebron", these light pink colored beauties are an heirloom variety developed locally in the 19th Century in the Town of Hebron  by Edward Coy and Rachel Campbell and became an international favorite by the time of […]

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Shishito & Padron: A Pair of Peppers

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 Pimientos de Padron

First encountered by me a few years ago at Bar Quim in the Boqueria in Barcelona, fried Pimientos de Padrón quickly became a favorite. My friend, Joe Bavuso, picked some padrónes along with some shishito peppers, […]

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A New Neighbor?

I came home from the Farmers Market this morning to find this blue heron hanging out on top of my neighbor's car across from my driveway. he seemed to like it there as he hung around for some time.

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Starchefs ICC 2009 Schedule

The schedule for the 4th Annual Starchefs International Chefs Congress has just been released. This year's theme is "What is American Cuisine." One of the highlights of the first day of the Congress, which runs from September 20th through the […]

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