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Category: Bacon

Eric Ripert’s Striped bass in Savoy cabbage with Bacon-Butter sauce

Eric Ripert’s Striped bass in Savoy cabbage with Bacon-Butter sauce

Chef Eric Ripert I love it when Eric Ripert comes on television and performs his wizardry with fish.  Here, delicious white flaky Striped Bass is the perfect partner for the leafy green cabbage and the crisp bacon and butter sauce.  Around Thanksgiving, I think it’s…

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

We love Chowder and this is a great one. Chowder is very basic and cooked simply. Today’s recipe consists of the basic elements of potatoes and onions, pork, milk, and cream.  It follows the recipe that has made New England famous for its chowders. But…

A Full English Breakfast

A Full English Breakfast

“To eat well in England, you should eat breakfast three times a day”– Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham was an enormously popular playwright, novelist, and short-story writer with a 65-year long career.   Born in the British Embassy in Paris, he spent much of his life…

The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

Here to Help: The New York Times Recipe for the Best B.L.T. is this one from Clare de Boer. The perfect Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich is a flawless combination of salty crunch, creamy mayo, sweet and tangy tomato, and butter lettuce.  And Clair de…

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

A No Recipe Recipe yields a Chowder so good, I had to share the recipe I made with it. Once a week, Sam Sifton of the New York Times publishes what he calls a “No Recipe Recipe”. There is no set of ingredients or steps…

The Ultimate BLT

The Ultimate BLT

My fondness for tomatoes is a recurring theme this month.  As we reluctantly end August, I will make the most of what has been a terrific tomato season here on Long Island.  I love every kind of tomato from the largest of heirlooms to the…

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The season is upon us in the East.  The Fried Green Tomatoes are here.  They’re one of the foods I eagerly look for in the market.  And last weekend at the Farm Stand I found them.  Firm, unripened and very green.  Steady readers of this…

Scallop Saltimbocca with Golden Delicious Apples

Scallop Saltimbocca with Golden Delicious Apples

When I lived in Rome, Saltimbocca was an introduction to the cuisine of the city itself.   “Saltimbocca alla Romana” featured veal, topped with Prosciutto and Sage in a Marsala and butter sauce.   It was very good and, because of its ingredients, more expensive than most…

Summertime Spaghetti Carbonara

Summertime Spaghetti Carbonara

I got into a peck of trouble for pronouncing Pasta a cold-weather food.  And I have to admit, ‘they’ were right and I was wrong.  Pasta is one of the most adaptable of all foods.  Just think what you can marry it with! Fish, shellfish,…

Spring Pasta with Chicken Ragù, Fennel and Peas

Spring Pasta with Chicken Ragù, Fennel and Peas

  Pasta is one of my comfort foods.  There is something so satisfying about a big bowl of pasta, the flavors of the sauce melting into the noodles, grated or shaved Reggiano Parmigiano cheese topping the dish and there, at the bottom of the bowl,…