Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mom’s Broccoli Rabe

I know I’m threading on sacred ground here. Today’s chefs prepare this vegetable “al dente”. The stalks of broccoli rabe can be tough if not cooked properly. Many places I’ve eaten at prepare this dish lightly sautéed so the broccoli rabe has a tender … Continue reading

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Fillet of Sole Piccata With Capers

Making a Christmas List, and checking it twice. It was around this time of year that I made the trip with my mother to the farthest reaches of our basement. It was a part of the basement that I would never … Continue reading

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Ned’s Deviled Ham and Turkey Salad

  I never bought cold cut ends in my life. I know my mother never did. But there are things you pick up later on in life that sometimes make sense. Your local deli will slice their ham or turkey … Continue reading

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The New York Egg Cream

New Yorkers, and especially Brooklynites,  do not take their egg creams lightly, nor for granted. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s when egg creams were made and served in a candy store or a shop with fountain service. Legend has it, … Continue reading

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