Category Archives: Vegan

NYC Food – Waterlogue Edition

The previous post detailed my short visit to NY a few weeks ago.  This post allows me to show you the watercolor renditions of some of the food photos, thanks to the Waterlogue iPhone app.  Let me know if you … Continue reading

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NYC — 48-hour Food, Friends & Wine Excursion

A few weeks ago I made my semi-annual short trip to New York City.  As usual, my agenda was primarily sharing food and wine with friends.  Although most recent trips have been by bus on the LimoLiner, this time I … Continue reading

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Cianfotta — from Naples at Table

One of the most soulful and satisfying vegetable dishes I know is Cianfotta (or Ciambotta) from Naples.  Tonight’s dinner was this luscious vegetable stew, from a recipe in Arthur’s Schwartz’s Naples at Table cookbook (a 1998 classic). Even with its … Continue reading

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Civilizations, and Lunch

Civilizations are built in layers.  The same can be said for memorable cooking.  Diversity and contrasts are important to both. Today’s lunch is one small example.   Yesterday, I was at Clear Flour Bakery to buy some of their amazing breads.  … Continue reading

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Bacalhau, and a Culinary Detour to Amiens for Soup

Two other items of note recently.  One was Portuguese — the bacalhau.  At Portugalia I bought one of higher quality salt cod fillets and decided one weekend to soak it for two days and then cook it.  I saved the … Continue reading

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Portuguese and Other Delights

It turns out that when I’m teaching two courses in the early Fall, I do have time to cook — but not to blog.  C’est domage, because there are some exciting things to tell you about.  Now that one course … Continue reading

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Delicious Vegetable Combo — Step-by-Step

As a vegan/vegetarian, I sometimes think that all I need is high quality fresh vegetables, olive oil, salt and pepper, and a good sauté pan.  Plus bread and wine. The other night, it was late and I wanted to do … Continue reading

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