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ALL RECIPES, Appetizers, Party foods

NACHOS ESPECIALES

NACHOS ESPECIALES

It’s not as if more proof is needed that our county has gone to hell in a hand basket, but another example of the current sorry state of affairs is the nacho. In fact, nacho, as in the singular piece, is nearly extinct. What passes for ‘nachos’ in restaurants bear are, well let’s face it, […]

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ALL RECIPES, Appetizers, Centerpieces and Flower Arrangements, East Hampton, Party foods

OPULENCE! LOBSTERS, OYSTERS, CAVIAR AND MORE

OPULENCE! LOBSTERS, OYSTERS, CAVIAR AND MORE

There are those who are enchanted by the notion of a bridal bouquet fashioned from a head of organic cauliflower. For some, doling dulse into their quinoa is considered an indulgence.  Yes, there’s much is to be said about the simple joys in life, the charm of the unadorned and the modest.    But you won’t read […]

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Appetizers, Main Dishes, Party foods

PIEDMONTESE LOBSTER RAVIOLI

PIEDMONTESE LOBSTER RAVIOLI

One of New York’s lesser known treasures: Piedmontese Ravioli on Broome St. in Little Italy. Made fresh daily. Totally old school. Amazing flavors and varieties. (And shockingly reasonable prices.) Here are their lobster ravioli, regular recipe and tomato basil. You don’t need more than a glistening of oil or butter.  But I couldn’t resist as toss […]

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Centerpieces and Flower Arrangements, Dessert, Famous Chefs, Party foods

CROQUEMBOUCHE

CROQUEMBOUCHE

Croquembouche:  The dessert that “combines elegant traditionalism with an imaginative modern approach to the elaborate form of styling.”* It’s not quite fair to say that Croquembouche is simple, but the effort-to-reward ratio is off the charts, thus making the endeavor well worth the undertaking.  Croquembouche’s translation, basically “crunch in the mouth,” is spot on.  The tower […]

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Party foods, Side Dish

WILD WILD RICE

WILD WILD RICE

The inaugural Wild Wild Rice – a stir-fried wild rice recipe made all the more savage with a lawless quantity of additions– made its debut at a swank dinner party two dining rooms ago. (The storied red dining room on West 11th St.) And how was it? Look no further than the ecstatic reaction of […]

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ALL RECIPES, Party foods, Side Dish

WILD WILD RICE RECIPE

Wild Wild Rice Recipe Note: This recipe takes well to customization with additional bits of vegetables and herbs and sauces 4 c. chicken broth 1/2 c. sherry 6 T. soy sauce, divided 1 t. Rooster brand chili sauce (sriracha) 1/2 t. salt zest of 1/2 an orange 6 T. butter, divided 1/2 c.  minced onion […]

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