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Family cookout from the “good old days”

Family cookout from the “good old days”

My father and his Armenian relatives loved a good shish kebab cookout. I came across these old family photos, from the 50s I think, and thought I’d share them here. (I don’t have a scanner, so used my phone’s camera.) This would have taken place on the old property on Route 206 (where CVS is … Continue reading

February Best Bites

February Best Bites

I had Chinese, Japanese, Mexican (my own guac), Italian, American style comfort food, and more. Meyer lemon preserves turned out well (though next time I need to make thinner slices), and I surprised myself by using up every bit of a too-thick and too-tomato-y bean and broccoli soup I’d made. I roasted some parsnips, which … Continue reading

Better Burger Project comes to WW Farmers Market July 11

Better Burger Project comes to WW Farmers Market July 11

An update to West Windsor Community Farmers Market July 11 cooking demo: Chef Will Mooney of The Brothers Moon will be on site (with Allie O’Brien of Garden State Community Kitchen assisting) teaching and demonstrating his Better Burger. The Better Burger Project is a program of the James Beard Foundation (see link for full information).“Better Burger,” which … Continue reading

It’s slow-roasting season

It’s slow-roasting season

I love winter food! And one of my favorite things about it is the idea of slow-roasting a “joint” (albeit usually boneless) of lamb or pork all afternoon. The aroma drives me mad. I mean really, really mad. I can’t resist nipping off little pieces from the edges once it’s been in the oven for a … Continue reading

A Rosh Hashanah Recipe

Meeting someone just once can leave an indelible impression. Such was the case when Joan Nathan appeared at Wegmans in Nassau Park in 2000. I interviewed her by phone before her appearance for an article, and then sat in on her appearance. She was gracious and friendly, and to this day I avidly read her … Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I recently got an email from Tre Piani chef/owner Jim Weaver with his recipe for a 6-hour Berkshire Pork Roast. It sounded wonderful, so I post it below. If the Tuscan roast baby pig I enjoyed there at Thanksgiving is any indication, this, too will be delicious. Continue reading