Monthly Archives: December 2015

Stefado (also spelled Stifado)

Okay, here is a great Greek beef stew that I have eaten all my life.  It is serious Greek comfort food, the cloves, cinnamon and allspice being especially great during the winter. Again, I am copying this recipe straight from … Continue reading

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Thunder Jitters Last Night

We had a big storm last night, lots of rain and lots of what sounded like hail pummelling the plastic top the roof over my upper deck. Just outside my bedroom. A lot of thunder and lightning, sometimes looking and sounding … Continue reading

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Porchetta Pork Roast

I almost forgot: I made this Porchetta Pork Roast over the weekend.  It is from a NYT recipe and is AMAZING! Make it.  Make it now! You WILL have foodgasms.

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Mistura – Follow Up

I just posted a new addition to the Rotisserie Chicken Showdown about Mistura, the Peruvian Rotisserie on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.  I went there a couple weeks ago with my friend, Mark Fisher, and . . . WOWWIE! The rotisserie … Continue reading

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Spinach Stuffing

When I was a kid, my mom never made bread-based stuffing on Thanksgiving.  She made the recipe below, sometimes in the turkey, sometimes not so much. Once I saw the turkey liver lemon juice in the recipe, I figured it … Continue reading

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My Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is my version of the NYT Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic recipe I posted a while back. You will need a fry pan big enough to hold the sprouts. Use cast iron, or other oven tolerant material that heats evenly. I use a … Continue reading

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