Monthly Archives: November 2009

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Pear

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Pear

Oh, brussels sprouts. I’m sorry that I said awful things about you last March. My love is back on, and it’s out of control. There is not a single fruit or vegetable in the world that I crave the way I do brussels sprouts. It’s bizarre, yes, completely; I’ve been made fun of for this […]

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Shepherd’s Pie with Turkey, Parsnips, Broccoli and Creminis

Shepherd's Pie

The weather is calling for a serious and thorough investigation of comfort food. It doesn’t get as cold here as, say, Maine, where it’s probably snowed a dozen times already, but this is relative. It feels cold. The artfully prepared variation on meat and potatoes is precisely the kind of comfort food I’m talking about. […]

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Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Frankly, I have never understood the practice of adding sugar/brown sugar/maple syrup/honey to already-sweet winter squash and yams when we’re talking about a dish that’s part of dinner. I believe practices such as this are meant to deceive children into consuming vegetables. What I do understand is a nice marriage of the inherent sweetness of […]

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LAST DAYS OF GOURMET

Kevin Demaria documents the end of an institution.

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Chicken Salad with Apple, Arugula, Pine Nuts and Caramelized Onion

Chicken, apple, arugula salad

There was a bout of strangely warm weather last week that called for a little flexibility in the kitchen. Where food is concerned, I am ridiculously dedicated to seasons and weather, so when it’s 80 degrees and November, I get a little confused. The solution was to make a salad that was a little heftier […]

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