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The passing of Marcella Hazan

Tool2 I read an article in the nytimes about the passing of Marcella Hazan.  The article says she was the one who started the whole Italian cooking movement in the US.  It’s funny that I’ve never come across her name … Continue reading

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2012 NYC Chocolate Show

It’s been another year and once again the NYC Chocolate show comes to town. This year after a horrendous Hurricane named Sandy. Quite honestly, we were surprised that the show still went on. As we walked around we were able … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day!

Definition: Aeration (also called aerification) is the process by which air is circulated through, … use of a decanter to increase exposure to air, or a specialized wine aerator. What’s a cool gift to receive for Fathers day?  Socks?  a … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day

..or I guess the post should say, Happy Memorial Day?  As mentioned in an earlier post, when you really have a busy schedul, you don’t have a lot of time to cook or post. Getting back to mothers day, my wife … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm

Here’s the classic eggplant parmesan, though only if you like eggplant.  Fun fact: China is the largest producer of eggplant in the world.  Apparently not just for electronics!  Another fact, I had another post already written and I can’t find … Continue reading

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Bear Claws Review. I’ll try not to make a Wolverine Reference

Bear Claws! This is a tool that’s we’re super excited to be testing out. In all honesty I think we received it about a year ago but it was the end of the Fall so we wanted to hold out … Continue reading

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Just in time for Easter Baskets! GriLLr!

Happy Easter / Passover everyone! The weather if finally consistently in the 60-70s and I’m willing to bet most of you have already broken out your Grill. Well, that is if you ever even put it away for the Winter. … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Busy

So the premise of the blog is for two busy professionals to have time to enjoy cooking nutritious meals.   I recently started commuting back into NYC for a new role at my job.  From spending 40 minutes a day commuting … Continue reading

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Not so Forbidden Scallop Rice Risotto

Here’s one of the sexiest dishes I made recently. I don’t know if it’s the rich black rice or the indulging saffron scallops added but this would be a great Valentines Day dish rather than Easter. Sorry I didn’t have … Continue reading

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The city is alive today with the celebration pouring out into the streets in celebration of St. Patty’s Day. For some, the revelry can get a bit out of hand, on my way to the car I saw two young …

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