It shouldn’t surprise you that the woman that’s married to the Lord of the Underworld knows a lot about New Jersey. I don’t know what you’ve heard, but it’s a place with a lot of family, tradition and culture. And a place that loves its food: it’s a melting pot. One of those places is… Read More Comfort Food with a Newark Edge: Ironbound Estofado
I knew it was game day, I just didn’t make the traditional food for it. This is a novel spread for fall football entertaining because (well, it features lamb, but also!) each of these can be served either hot or room temperature. If it’s not your thing, give these dishes a try on a fall weekend when your favorite team has a bye.
First, tagine of lamb (we used lovely little lamb chops).… Read More Gameday in the Underworld | Lamb Tagine
The humble moule. Such a tasty yet inexpensive little gem. Pair them with the late-summer tomatoes and peppers still prevalent at local farmers’ markets, a dash of spice, and you can transport your plate to the Incense Route. A two pound bag will set you back about six bucks at Whole Foods. Buy a loaf… Read More An Exotic Meal, In Season, and On the Cheap
We’re on the cusp of September and the tomato plants are on their last legs. There are still a ton of green tomatoes on the vines, but I wonder if we’ll have enough hot days to turn the rest. My guess is not. I’ll take this as an opportunity to learn how to make stuff besides fried green tomatoes.
… Read More Last of the (Famous International) Tomatoes