Oysters Forever

In “For Your Eyes Only,” British super-spy James Bond informs us that the best things in America are chipmunks and oyster stew. We can understand oyster stew on many levels, including its aphrodisiac properties. Like Bond, a gentleman should know how to open oysters for his girl. And a girl should know how to eat […]

Leftovers Become Lobster Ravioli Pot Pie!

Somehow my youngest son years ago talked me into making lobster ravioli for his birthday every year.  Then his brother and sister got into the act.  Then their mother and so it becomes a big production.  It’s fun as we have an excuse for a ridiculous party every year in late April.  This year I […]

Mussel Memories Make a Great Appetizer

When I was a kid we would go to nearby Laurel Hollow on Long Island Sound and pick hundreds of mussels off the rocks throwing them into buckets to bring home.  I was only a teenager at the time and the way we cooked them was the only way we knew how.  A bunch of […]

Roe and Eggs Surprise

One reason that cooking is fun is that you can do anything you want.  To really have fun be bold and don’t overlook cookbooks.  You can learn a lot more from a cookbook than a recipe posted on an internet cooking site.  When I say be bold it will help you to do that the […]

Food Superlatives: The Old and the New

Call me an irascible old codger but I feel that there are too many superlatives flying around especially when it comes to food talk.  It appears that any blogger I read is overly enthusiastic about that new food truck, the new restaurant, the new chef, the new cookbook, that new vegetable, or that new trend.  […]

Ceviche For All Occasions

A problem that arises for all cooks–not often, admittedly–is when you’ve caught or bought some fresh fish and you want to serve it as fresh as possible, that is, that very day, and then plans change suddenly and you are unable to cook it.  You’re loath to just keep it refrigerated until you can cook […]

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