Spaghetti Carbonara

carbonara

Its very rare that I crave something in the true sense of the word and I am almost never an emotional eater, but very rarely — usually when something is just “off” about my day and I’m not quite where I should be in my spirit—I develop an intense gut-wrenching need to have a bowl… 

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Crostini with Mozzarella and Anchovies

anchovy bruschetta

About three years ago my friend Natasha invited me over for a dinner party in her lovely midtown Manhattan apartment with the most spectacular view of the city I’ve ever experience.  But this isn’t a blog about real estate… Lets talk about the food.  Her then-boyfriend (now husband), made a beautiful dinner that included the… 

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Pasta Bolognese

bolognese

Everyone should have a great meat sauce in their cooking arsenal — my personal go-to is a great bolognese, an Italian beef ragu that’s made even better with veal and pancetta. Slow cook this for an hour or so —letting the flavors meld together and the smell cloak your house in the aromas of grandma’s… 

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