Author Archives: Dave

Mike C.

Okay, so, another dear friend has died. That is two in nine months. Mike was another guy I had known for over thirty years. He was a quiet, humble guy who had a love of history and who made fine … Continue reading

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Sweet Rotisserie

I have been feeling a little bad about my Rotisserie Chicken Showdown, a little bit like a hypocrite. I mean, it is easy to criticize someone else’s efforts, but had I ever made a rotisserie chicken, or a rotisserie anything … Continue reading

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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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Wisdom Teeth, the Follow-up

That did not go how I expected at all. In some ways it was much better than I expected and in some ways much worse. On the one hand, the operation itself was much longer and harder then even Dr. McDonald … Continue reading

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NYT Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

Here is a really good recipe for Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  These things are popping up everywhere and I love them.  I am in the process of tweaking this receipe to suit my tastes. I also tried basamically roasting just the cloves … Continue reading

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