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“Latkes” – both food and cultural tourism

Last year, Jon and I decided that we would head over to Williamsburg to experience the traditions of Hanukkah in their natural setting. Cultural tourists to the core, we had a list of restaurants in hand, each one specializing in … Continue reading

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Latkes, bullies, a dragon and a My Little Pony

When Jon and I go for our Saturday morning excursions into New York to forage for coffee and bagels, we occasionally pass a local middle school. This school has a distinctive mural painted by the kids on the playground wall, … Continue reading

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Pot roast beef with Shrewsbury Sauce

Every year our Christmas ritual takes us past Shrewsbury to the village of Edgemond, for a huge family get together involving a rotating cast of children – anywhere from 10 – 15 under tens. They rampage about in the nicest … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lillet Blanca and Pommes Anna

There are places to go to in New York when you want to pretend that you are in Paris. Jean Claude on Sullivan Street springs instantly to mind, Balthazar of course, and Pastis, which is where I met my friend … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – cold shandy and hot potato wedges with lemon mayo

Did you have a good long weekend? It’s such a lovely feeling to be at Wednesday already, gearing up for mid-week drinks. If only all Mondays could be spent sitting on the balcony reading Marie Claire and planting out the … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Dauphinoise Potatoes and Mustard Pork Chops

Dauphinoise potatoes are among life’s great pleasures. They also happen to be one of my husband’s favorite things to eat. Layers of potato are baked with butter and cream until they’re soft and melting, perfect alongside a seared mustard pork … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Guinness and Colcannon cakes

There are nights when a Guinness seems like a good idea. And there is nothing in the world that goes so well with a Guinness than colcannon cakes. Colcannon is a traditional Irish food – a mixture of mash potato … Continue reading

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Perfect New Year for 8

New Years Eve is a time for elegance and extravagance. It’s pretty much the only dinner party of the year where black tie doesn’t feel like a crazy dress code. And much as I usually like to mix low brow … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – A Thoroughly Dickensian Christmas Feast

“Congratulations! You’re engaged!” said one woman to another as they boarded the subway at 42nd street station. “Can I see the ring?” “No.” replied the other. “He’s not given it to me yet.” Interesting. I stopped, hand on my iPod.

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Make ahead pureed vegetables

But my family always has a pureed [insert obscure vegetable] and there isn’t one on this menu! Any dinner that involves tradition and family is bound to run up against roadblocks of the ‘but we always have this’ variety. Best … Continue reading

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