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Category: Meatballs

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…

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…

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…

Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs: Beef and Pork Meatballs in Tomato Fennel Sauce

Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs: Beef and Pork Meatballs in Tomato Fennel Sauce

Andrew’s sister Lauren and I have an ongoing contest to find people who comment on a recipe they’ve so radically altered it bears no resemblance to the original. Despite having tinkered with the ingredients, the quantities, the cooking time until the recipe is unrecognizable, you’d…

12 Best Meatball Recipes of All Time

         New York loves its meatballs.  There are now no less than 6 Meatball Shops alone and on the Upper West Side, if you can’t get into the one there, Nicky Meatball’s “Polpette” (that’s meatball in Italian) is a couple doors away.  The meatball exists…

The Meatball Shop’s Spicy Pork Meatballs with Parmesan Cream Sauce

The Meatball Shop’s Spicy Pork Meatballs with Parmesan Cream Sauce

“Meatball Mike” Chernow (left)  and Chef Daniel Holzman             Chef Daniel Holzman and his partner, Michael Chernow, AKA “Meatball Mike” are New York’s Kings of the Meatball.  With the opening of their 5th location, on the Far East side of Manhattan, at 1462 Second Avenue, they are…

Spaghetti Western: Bison Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti Western: Bison Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

A few years ago, I witnessed the arrival of Bison or Buffalo in my local supermarket.  At the time, a Day-Glo printed sign heralded its arrival in the meat case.  Not only had it arrived but also it was billed as ‘the meat of the…