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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Herbed Goat Cheese Peach Tart and Parisian Romance

True Romance with a capital R. My friend James has abandoned his Brooklyn apartment, handed in his notice at his job in an office off Union Square, and will move to Paris forthwith, to be with the woman he loves.

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This dinner will get you laid – Cinnamon Buns

  The cinnamon buns really got me.

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The Monday Treat – Margherita-inspired Puff Pastry tarts

Something that Never Happens totally Happened this weekend. People have been talking about 900 Degrees, (the new pizza restaurant to hit the Village) all last week, and that led me to assume that it was open. So Jon and I … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Thoroughbred Pie

When I was a child we spent family holidays at the Headlands in Cornwall, a proper old-fashioned seaside hotel with a sprung-floor ballroom, a bar serving cocktails with plastic monkeys hanging from the glasses, and a dress-for-dinner dinner in the … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – a proper meat pie

There is currently a commercial on the tv where an infatuated suitor notices how much his girlfriend dotes upon her parents’ pet cat. The details of his dastardly plan no doubt forming in his mind he rushes home, turns his … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie

When my Grandmother met Jon for the first time she was impressed by how tall he was and how kind he seemed. “I like that one,” she told me. “You should make him a pie.” My chicken pot pies differ … Continue reading

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The Monday treat – Warm pear and gorgonzola tart with arugula salad

I met Lizzy in Columbus Circle for wine and macaroons and to offer my opinion on which of two Coach bags was the cuter, and found her in a rather more than usually agitated state.

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Palmiers

Palmiers are often the shortest distance between wanting to eat a home-baked biscuit and actually getting to eat one. If you can make a pastry tart this is exactly the same thing, only you roll up the pastry and slice … Continue reading

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Cheddar Cheese Apple Tart

I cut this tart into squares to serve with drinks, but you could make six small individual tarts by using a glass as a template. Ingredients (feeds 4 as a main course with a salad, 6 with drinks or as … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – 5 Easy Desserts for Labor Day

My Labor Day cooking tends towards the simple – basically burgers as often as I think I can get away with them, and for dessert I want to stay in a relaxed holiday mood, to expend as little effort as … Continue reading

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