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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – bravery, hats, chicken piccata and a side of kink

My friend Wendy’s friend has made a brave life choice; she’s given up being a lawyer, or a market analyst, or whatever it was that she did in her fancy midtown office, and is following her dream of making hats.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – risotto with radicchio, sultanas and pine nuts, (and tall tales)

I was probably the worst tour guide in Venice, and that’s saying something.

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Minestrone Soup

Once you can make tomato sauce, you can make tomato soup – just add stock to the sauce, and a swirl of cream for added awesomeness. And from tomato soup it’s a tiny step to minestrone, which is a much … Continue reading

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Traditional Irish Stew

Stews are rarely elegant, but that’s really not the point. An Irish stew is sweet comfort food that emotes caring with every bite. Sprinkle it with a blanket of fresh green flat-leaf parsley to freshen up the flavor and dress … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Risotto (serves 2)

1 cup of arborio rice 3 cups of hot stock (approximately – I usually find it takes more) 1 cup of white wine or Vermouth 1 medium onion ½ cup of parmesan cheese (grated) ½ butternut squash 3 tbsp soft … Continue reading

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Risotto

onion + rice + hot stock + stirring + butter = risotto Risotto is one of those recipes that people think is hard. It’s one of those dishes that has to be perfect. This can inspire feelings of fear and … Continue reading

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