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HAMBURGER HEAVEN

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

Four Fantastic Ways to Celebrate this American Treasure Andrew went back to work this week in Manhattan. No one was gladder to do so.  While I tap away on my keyboard blissfully year in and year out, he was less than enchanted with our endless…

Rao’s Remarkable Meatballs: A Recipe for Helping the Poor and the Vulnerable.

Rao’s Remarkable Meatballs: A Recipe for Helping the Poor and the Vulnerable.

Rao’s, the Iconic Italian Restaurant in East Harlem, is Working To Keep New York’s Partnership Schools Open and Thriving. Fifteen years ago, Frank Pellegrino Sr. of Rao’s Restaurant helped save a nearby small elementary school in Harlem – Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary – from the brink…

Asian Barbecue-Style Meatballs

Asian Barbecue-Style Meatballs

Open up your Asian pantry and make great meatballs in 20 minutes flat. When I saw this recipe in the New York Times, I had misfired with meatballs all too recently. I’ll spare the ugly details, but that recipe used un-cooked rice in a meatball…

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

In a world turned upside down, Food Hero Joe Ariel is coming to the rescue of both First Responders, Healthcare Workers and the Restaurants who need our business to survive. After graduating from college in Nashville, Joe Ariel’s move to New York City was accompanied…

Nigella Lawson’s Meatzza

Nigella Lawson’s Meatzza

You really have to taste how good this is to know why it’s one of our most popular recipes of all time. As promised, here’s another recipe to get us through being stuck in the house. It’s unorthodox for sure. It’s basically a giant hamburger…

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Two countries create a dinner dish worthy of at least two stars. I love a great meatball which is really what Kofte are.  I am always on the lookout for new flavors to try.  This recipe is from two different sources: A Turkish recipe from…

Bobby Flay’s Quick Bolognese Sauce

Bobby Flay’s Quick Bolognese Sauce

One of New York’s great Celebrity Chefs cuts cooking time on an Italian Classic Chef Bobby Flay has been one of my favorite New York chefs ever since I worked above his store. That is to say when my office was above Mesa Grill, his…

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Comfort Food that brings back memories of home. When I was growing up, this dish passed for Shepherd’s pie at our house.  It usually involved the leftover Sunday Roast and any mashed potatoes that managed to survive our wonderful Sunday family dinners. But if you…

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

Get ready for the cold with a Big Pot of Chili and a wedge of terrific Cornbread. We’re bracing for an Arctic blast here this weekend. And nothing says “Let’s make a big pot of Chili” like an overnight drop below freezing.  Now there are…

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

In all honesty, I don’t know what possessed me to make this.  Let’s face it, it’s not exactly a Gourmet discovery.  And even if its genesis was a recipe I saw in Food and Wine Magazine, it’s a long way from their usual offerings.  Nevertheless,…

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

I have to admit being completely charmed by my visit to Scandinavia.  In the interests of full disclosure, I went to Denmark and Norway side-stepping Sweden, Finland and far distant Iceland on my 7 day Viking Homeland itinerary.  But I felt completely immersed in Scandinavia…