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Chicken with thyme in a wine cream sauce

There’s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant that’s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. “You want to hear a joke about … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Chicken with Lemon and Thyme, when dinner has to deliver

There are times when we all want to make a good impression. Look like our best selves in a good light on a good hair day, be at our smartest, our wittiest, our most charming. Or, failing that, simply not … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Blueberry Thyme gin Collins and herbed goat cheese toasts

A happy respite from the 100 degree heat in the city brings my friends out on the balcony to drink cocktails and watch the setting sun reflect in the windows.

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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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Confit of Duck Part 1

Often, it’s great to be able to get dinner on the table with minimum fuss and maximum ease. Often, but not always. Some food requires a change of rhythm. Confit of Duck cannot be rushed. So if you were thinking … 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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Coq au Vin

Coq au vin is some serious winter comfort food, but with an elegant edge. And it’s sexy in a deep, velvety buttery way – the kind of French way that makes up for it being basically a brown stew.  This … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Coq au Vin, for when it’s really time to impress

A combination of snow, work and being high as an escaped helium balloon on love has meant that Amazing Grace has been rather busy of late, so it was good to meet her for a 2 fingers up to the … Continue reading

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Ragu

Ragu is one of the all time great dinners with romantic possibilities. Whether it’s just the two of you a la Lady and the Tramp, or you’re feeding a crowd post cinema (or even post circus, I suppose), and you … Continue reading

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Red Snapper with Chick Peas, Fennel and White Wine

I love the pink iridescence of red snapper, and its opal white flesh. It just seems to me such a beautiful fish that it makes me happy to buy it and cook it on purely aesthetic grounds. The fact that … Continue reading

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