Braised Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce and Marmalade

This recipe created from memory of first dinner cooked for my then future wife in 1973 in tiny apartment in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Just as good as it was then. The surprise is the marmalade which … [more]

Guinness beer burger

I read an interesting article in The Guardian recently that examined all sorts of weird additions that can make a great “gourmet” burger. To be honest, I think the use of the word “gourmet” … [more]

Tummy-warming nian gao duk (rice cakes) with pork

I learned this from my mother, who was taught it by her mother and her mother before her, and so. This is Chinese home cooking that delivers maximum comfort. It has become a favorite in my family and … [more]

Tomato sauce with sausage

Here is a simple dish for fresh tomato sauce with pasta made from whole tomatoes. It takes some time to simmer the sauce, but this process has the added benefit of making your home smell wonderful. … [more]

Singapore Noodle

I tend to make this whenever I’m home on my own for lunch. It’s what I always seem to fancy and it’s quick and easy with not too much clearing up. Quantities below are approximate … [more]

72 Market Street Meat Loaf

For those of you fortunate enough to have dined at 72 Market Street in Venice, CA you know how good the food was. The restaurant was founded by filmmaker Tony Bill and actor Dudley Moore in 1983. … [more]

Bluecoast Shrimp

My favorite shrimp recipe. It is easy and distinctive. Enjoy. Serves: 4 adults Cook Time: 5 minutes [more]

Accidental pasta with Italian sausage

I had dinner planned to a tee. I made fried chicken, sweet potato mash and broccoli for my daughter and me, her two play-date buddies and their mother. I didn’t account for the extra guests … [more]

Ginger scented monkfish wrapped in banana leaves

I first tried this in the restaurant I worked in and it became a favorite on the menu. It is very simple and don’t be afraid to try this at home. Note that the marination makes it taste a lot … [more]

Ribeye steak on a gas grill

Cooking ribeye steak on a gas grill is a relatively simple job and one that is most rewarding. Ribeye does best when cooked on a high heat, so be sure to preheat the grill prior to cooking. I highly … [more]

Tuna penne with rocket arugula and lemon

Our dear friend Jennie, who spent six months in Rome, came back with this amazingly delicious and simple recipe that is quintessential Roman. This Tuna penne with arugula and lemon recipe is one of … [more]

Simple and sweet soy salmon recipe

Here’s a great recipe because it is so simple (It probably shouldn’t even count as a “recipe”). Yummy too. [more]

Homemade chili con carne recipe

Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. But I have not been able to find a recipe that satisfies my sense of what is a traditional chili. So, in the spirit of GreatGrub, I pulled from a number of … [more]

Cuban pressed sandwich

“You better be hungry,” he says, holding back the door so I can leave the cold and the rest of the week behind me. “I am. And you better be serving me something more than a sandwich,” I … [more]

Julia's thighs

I am more of a thighs man. You can keep your breasts. I tasted Julia’s thighs on Saturday night and I couldn’t get enough of them. Thankfully, she has agreed to let me share them with you … [more]

Moroccan Lamb Recipe

I got this recipe from Recipezaar while looking for way to use lamb. This was the first time I cooked lamb, and it turned out great! [more]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This is the recipe that I referenced in my Gotta Have Gumbo story. Like I said, this is a pretty vague recipe and I will give it to you as I got it, as well as adding what I changed. Here goes… … [more]

Poached fish in milk

I make no apologies for this simple recipe. This is food the way my mother made it to feed a huge, hungry family. To me, this is as comforting as it gets. It is a culinary heirloom that I hope my … [more]

Nasi Goreng

I’ve been trying to recreate the Nasi Goreng I had in Bali some 9 years ago and today I got pretty close. Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian fried rice with prawns (shrimp) and chicken. Well actually … [more]

Ossobuco alla Milanese

This is a traditional ossobuco recipe, but with a French twist. Although the Pernod liqueur appears to be a strong flavor, it mellows in the oven and blends in to create richness that makes this dish … [more]

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