Author Archives: dgourmac

Finally Learned How to Cook Octopus

On those occasions when I vary from a vegetarian lifestyle, the most frequent cause is grilled octopus, a favorite food of mine for many years.  I learned about 6 years ago that one reason may be — besides being delicious … Continue reading

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Union Square Greenmarket – NY June 2018

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NYC Trip – June 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you will know that I make short pilgrimages to NYC a couple of times each year for FFW — i.e. Friends, Food, and Wine.  This year is unusual, in that my previous … Continue reading

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More Italian Dinners

Two recent meals at home were definitively Italian.  One was Cianfotta, about which I wrote last November.  I made the dish pretty much by the book, except for the addition of some excellent fresh spinach.  You can check the recipe … Continue reading

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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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