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Category: Lunch Dishes

Paola’s Carnegie Hill Restaurant NYC and a recipe for Pasta con Asparagi (Pasta with Asparagus)

Paola’s Carnegie Hill Restaurant NYC and a recipe for Pasta con Asparagi (Pasta with Asparagus)

Paola’s Restaurant  1295 Madison Avenue at 92nd St. NYC Tel: (212) 794-1890 Reservations and Information: www.paolasrestaurant.com Paola’s Pici con Asparagi          Not too long ago, I was early for a lecture in Carnegie Hill, a family-friendly East Side Manhattan neighborhood known to tourists by…

Mushroom and Pepper Jack Tart with Long Island Mushrooms

          Long Island Mushroom company is the brainchild of two Rhode Island natives who grew up in the same town, became High School Sweethearts, parted ways and re-kindled their romance thirty-two years later.  Jane Maguire and John Quigley are their names and…

Farmers’ Market Salad with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing from "flour, too" by Joanne Chang

Our Farmers’ Markets are brimming with more and more produce every week.  The carrots and beans, tomatoes and radishes are in and the Red Bliss potatoes are still baby-sized and beautiful.  So you can imagine my delight at opening Joanne Chang’s latest cookbook, “flour,too” (Chronicle…

The perfect sandwich for summer: Patricia Wells’ Pan Bagnat

“When my husband and I acquired our farmhouse in Provence…, our visits were generally limited to weekend getaways from Paris. For the train ride back to the city, a snack was essential, and pan bagnat, or “bathed bread,” the Provençal sandwich found at every bakery and…

Asparagus with Lardons, a Fried Egg and Zen-sational Seasoning

         A few weeks ago, I told you about Pollen Ranch Spices (https://www.pollenranch.com), a remarkable company in the picturesquely named town of Lemon Cove, California.   My initial introduction to the company was their Fennel Pollen, a key ingredient in a recipe for Porchetta that I…

Texas Week Post 2…Kristi’s Incredible Harvest Soup

Kristi          My friend Kristi is something else.  She lives in Dallas where she runs her own business finding “real people” for clients in Advertising and Marketing. She’s the best in the business so she’s in perpetual motion.  She travels all over the place for her…

Chuck Hughes’ Tomato and Prosciutto Tart

Chuck Hughes’ Tomato and Prosciutto Tart

         As regular readers know, we’re big fans of the Canadian Chef Chuck Hughes, whose recipes we’ve shared here before and whose Le Bremner restaurant was one of the highlights of last fall’s culinary adventures in Montreal.  His food is uncomplicated, fresh as can be and…

Crab Cakes with Buttermilk- Basil Dressing and Marinated Tomatoes and Corn adapted from Tyler Florence

            Crab Cakes are one of those dishes that are just about perfect just about anytime of year.  They’re a snap to make and you can have them cooked and kept warming in the warming drawer until you’re ready to serve your guests.   This…

Roasted Asparagus with Lardons and Fried Egg Adapted from Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton NY

          It was hard to imagine the depths of despair that a lot of people felt when, in the middle of last winter, one of our favorite restaurants abruptly closed their doors.  Not only that, but they auctioned off the contents of the place,…