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Penne with roasted onion and cauliflower – and the joy of a Christmas Letter.

New Year. A time to reflect on 2013, to add up our narratives and dramas and to wonder how we might tweak them in the year to come. Nothing brings this home more pointedly than a session reading Christmas letters … Continue reading

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Spring Pea Pasta for Fashion Batman

I’m just going to tell it to you straight. I love my cape. I love to sweep around the city like fashion batman. I like to wear it as often as possible.

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Quick Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce for a Late Night Dinner

I recently started writing for a sketch comedy team at the Pit in NYC. We write late, and rehearse later. Consequently, I’m staggering home at 11pm, lacking the energy to tackle any significant cooking, or indeed, any significant eating.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – linguini with zucchini in a lemon cream sauce

Everybody needs a hobby – for me it’s a close tie between magazining and singing. For John, triathlons. For Tabitha, designing dog Halloween costumes and selling them on Etsy. As it turns out, Jon’s Boss has a hobby too – … Continue reading

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Provencal tomato pasta – a celebration of hope and/or partial nudity

NYC is a city of contrasts. This week, for example my very brave friend Jess made something of a public declaration of hope on her blog. Not entirely out of the blue, you understand, but because she has met a … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – linguini with lemon and crème fraiche – the antidote to hotheadedness

It’s been a roasting hot sticky week in New York City. The kind of weather that makes people sleepy, then stupid as night falls and the temperature drops to merely baking.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Fettuccine Alfredo with peas and pancetta and an important question; what’s in a name?

Not entirely out of the blue, I was able to plug my fascinating fact of the week into conversation: “Did you know,” I told the assembled company, “that Pepsi Cola was originally called Brad’s Drink?”

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This dinner will get you laid – Homemade tagliatelle with white truffle

“Unbelievably” said Jen, “It actually tastes like pasta.” It was the inauguration of my KitchenAid pasta roller attachment, given to me as a birthday gift from Sheana, my mother in law. I had been wanting it ever since I acquired … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce

It’s been hot in New York. Did I mention it before? But as temperatures return to a more normal range (really hot, rather than really too hot) the affects of the weather on my friends is coming to light. Laura … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – homemade pesto with spaghetti

It really feels as though spring has finally, joyfully, arrived in New York. Baby ducklings are waddling through the park, a bird has made its nest in the back of my friend Keith’s air conditioner, which leaves him with something … Continue reading

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