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Potato rosti with sour cream and caviar

Rosti usually involve both grating and frying – both of which can seem like a step too far, I know. And honestly, boiled new potatoes cut in half lengthwise and smothered with sour cream and caviar are a delicious alternative. … 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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The Thanksgiving Plan: Butter Roast Turkey, served with roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes, green beans, apple stuffing, cornbread and cranberry sauce

Total Thanksgiving cooking time=turkey to room temperature time + cooking time + resting time For me, total Thanksgiving cooking time = 30 mins + 2 3/4 hours + 25 mins Therefore if dinner is at 2pm, I need to get … Continue reading

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This dinner is unlikely to get you laid – sorry – Thanksgiving by a Brit – Butter Roast Turkey, served with roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes, green beans, apple stuffing and cranberry sauce

I’m pretty sure that Thanksgiving Dinner never got anybody laid. All the carbs and all the family – it’s a killer combination. Engaged? Possibly. Divorced? So I’m apocryphally told. But laid? Nope. The best we can hope for is that … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – All Souls celebrate with mournful black caviar and sour cream on top of mini potato rosti

Before Moving to New York, Jon and I lived in Warsaw, where Halloween wasn’t such a big deal, but All Souls, the day after Halloween, really, really was. The entire city seemed to migrate to the graveyards and embark upon … Continue reading

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Potato salad – 2 ways (serves 6–8)

Boil a guestimate of 36 (about 4 cups) of fingerling potatoes until tender (about 15 minutes). Cut them in half as soon as they’re bearable heat-wise. (I cut them long ways, I think it’s prettier). Add 1 cup of mayonnaise, … Continue reading

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5 side dish ideas for a Labor Day barbeque

Overheard on the subway yesterday morning; “What are you doing this weekend?” “I was going to go to Eric’s. But I didn’t want to go because he lives in Queens and also, I kind of hate him, but if there’s … Continue reading

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