Quarantine dinner #39 The salad

By |2021-02-26T16:16:57+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Chop it up! Our food deliveries come on Fridays so by Tuesday I have to keep an eye on veggies to make sure I used them before they go off. So time to make a salad! But what kind?... The green tossed salad was invented in Chicago by chef Harry Salled in the kitchen of the carter hotel in 1921... Lol just messing with you! The salad has been around since the ancient Romans and Greeks. They ate mixed greens with salt and oil. Salad is a shorter version of the French word salade and sal is from the

Quarantine dinner #37 Sabich

By |2021-02-26T17:09:41+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Scratch that itch… I was in an ambitious mood yesterday I wanted to make something that no one has ever heard of before..well some of you. I also wanted to make everything from scratch I mean everything. So I made Sabich let me tell you what it is… If you ever had a pita sandwich it something like it… yet nothing like it. It’s Israeli street food but more about that in a minute. It contains 3 ingredients that make it special the fried eggplant, boiled eggs, and Amba! When was the last time you had Amba

Quarantine dinner #36 Pasta

By |2021-02-26T14:10:02+00:00April 26th, 2020|

Table for 3 please... Here we are again with another pasta dish, but this one is kinda Special There are a lot of pasta dishes, but pasta primavera is different, let me tell you why... A lot of pasta Dishes come from the old country where grandma’s grandma Handed down recipes etc. Well not with pasta primavera... it was invented in the mid-1970s Right here in NYC. I remember having it prepared table side at le cirque, but it was never on the menu, you had to know to order off the menu which would impress your friends.

Quarantine dinner #35 Pea soup

By |2020-11-14T23:55:58+00:00April 25th, 2020|

Please sir may I have some more...? Pea Soup If you are the age where they served split pea soup in schools then you know the nightmares it caused for the lunch ladies. Let me explain... Pea soup has always had a bad rap they even used it as special effects in The Exorcist! The Exorcist Till one day you taste that perfect bowl of creamy pea soup! But when did we started eating Pea Soup? Pea soup has been around for a long time longer than you great grandma Take a guess? Well it was first

Quarantine dinner #26 Pasta fazool

By |2020-11-16T03:56:28+00:00April 16th, 2020|

Taste changes Some people can eat the same food everyday. My wife for instance, can eat a grilled chicken salad everyday. There is a running joke about that in our household... Jesse has his go to dishes like curry, pasta, etc. Me, well I like to try new things explore new flavors and ways of cooking. That being said I hate cleaning up afterwards which normally come right after exploring new ways of cooking. So thinking about that, what did I eat on a regular basis 20 years ago, and Is it the same? Does our food taste change

Quarantine dinner #23 Peas with beef

By |2020-11-16T04:21:44+00:00April 13th, 2020|

Green peas with beef over rice. When I was kid grown up this was one of my favorite dishes. it was about 1.50 for this this.. back in the day. It was ether ground beef or slice beef and sometimes served with a fried egg on top. The sauce is oyster sauce based with some minced onion. This is a comfort food anyone who knows this dish knows what I mean.

Quarantine dinner #14 Meat loaf

By |2020-11-15T02:00:42+00:00April 1st, 2020|

Classic meat loaf Well almost classic I added bits of lap cheong which is a Chinese dried sausage it adds a sweetness to it. Since my fresh staples are running low frozen veggies and real smashed garlic potatoes with a onion gravy. It’s get harder to be creative with supply’s getting lower in nyc. I have not left the house since March 9. So I have no idea how crazy it is out there.

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