Author Archives: dgourmac

Pammy’s

We did go out to dinner a few times.  Far and away the best of those occasions was dinner at Pammy’s in Cambridge with our friends, Nick and Kelsey.  This new American Trattoria was alive with energy and full of … Continue reading

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May Food Highlights

This was a busy month, with schoolwork, travel, and some cooking.  Here are some of the brief highlights of Spring, when we did get into the kitchen. Spicy Guacamole Now that I’ve learned how to make guacamole with some zip, … Continue reading

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Leek and Six Onion Risotto

The refrigerator is low on fresh vegetables, since we’ll be traveling soon, so I had to be creative with what we had available to make dinner tonight.  I decided to make a risotto with seven members of the allium plant … Continue reading

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Mussels Marinière, Brittany Style

Barbara has been helping out at our library in town, getting things ready for the annual book sale there.  Sometimes she spots a cookbook I would like, and she brings it home for me.  A few days ago, I was … Continue reading

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Experimenting

This weekend I did some experimenting with ingredients.  One effort was built around two artisan flours from Italy, Pane Nero and Maiorca,  from Sicily.   Gustiamo is the source for these in the US.  I decided to try making ravioli, using … Continue reading

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Uruguayan Wine Dinner at La Bodega by Salts

One of my favorite dining choices some time ago was a Uruguayan restaurant, Salts, in Cambridge.  They closed that location  a few years back.  Then, the chef, Gabriel, decided to build their own place, and with the help of a … Continue reading

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Late April Meals — Vegetables and Beans of All Kinds

Asparagus that is good and fresh — even if not local — is an early sign of Spring.  It begins a long procession of long-awaited vegetables, usually accompanied by grains and/or beans.  So it was this late, cold, damp April. … Continue reading

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