The Impossible Dream a Kosher Muffaletta
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in New OrleansBy: - Sep 26th, 2022
For people living in New Orleans or visitors to the city, an Italian specialty, the muffaletta – a sandwich composed of various processed meats, cheese and olive salad layered upon a huge round loaf of sesame seeded Italian bread – has been both a staple for locals and a much ballyhooed treat to be sampled by tourists. Here is a kosher version for Rosh Hashanah.
Raise a Glass to Michelangelo
Famous, Rich and...... Miserly!By: - Sep 21st, 2020
Ever wonder what the great artist, sculptor, architect, painter and poet, Michelangelo, ate and drank? According to his handwritten, and illustrated, 16th century grocery list, the Master thrived on a diet of fish, bread and lots of wine.
Corona Cookbook: Dried Mushrooms
Soup and Stir FryBy: - Dec 05th, 2020
A pound of dry mushrooms goes a long way. When you soak them be sure to save the water which is dark and flavorful. For meals this week we had fun experimenting.
Potato, Leek, Mushroom Soup
LeftoversBy: - Dec 10th, 2020
Corona Cookbook; Artichokes
Marinated Sicilian StyleBy: - Dec 13th, 2020
Corona Cookbook: Sausage, Sauerkraut and Beer
Easy, Delicious and FunBy: - Dec 20th, 2020
On a recent snowbound night we opted to eat out of the freezer. That entailed smoked Polish sausage with kraut, beer and tarragon. It's simple and quick for the two of us as well as fun for a dinner party. We get our imported ingredients at a terrific Polish deli in Pittsfield.
Corona Cookbook: Cataplana
Festival of FishBy: - Dec 25th, 2020
For Christmas Eve in Sicilian homes feast of the fishes is traditional. Particularly eel. That's just not possible in the landlocked Berkshires. We are far away from the docks and catch of the day. As a special meal I made my first attempt to replicate cataplana from my all time favorite restaurant Azorean in Gloucester. Overall, it was fabulous but I have ideas to make it better next time.
Corona Cookbook: Duck and Red Cabbage
Traditional Christmas DinnerBy: - Dec 26th, 2020
Corona Cookbook: Beef Tacos
Easy Dinner for FourBy: - Jan 02nd, 2021
Corona Cookbook: Unique PastaBy: - Jan 11th, 2021
Corona Cookbook: Arab String Beans and LambBy: - Jan 26th, 2021
Mezze in Williamstown
Soup is ChillBy: - Jun 09th, 2021
Mezze in Williamstown changes with the seasons. Now in a heat spell they are creating chilled beet soup garnished with cucumbers, green olive, gammelgarden yogurt and salmon roe.
Comfort FoodBy: - Aug 25th, 2021
Mezze Fall Menu
Ramen to GoBy: - Oct 26th, 2021
As the leaves began falling to the ground, Chef was inspired to create ramen: only available for takeout! Why do ramen? It's sustainable, comforting, and delicious.
Fair or FowlBy: - Jan 02nd, 2022
Lamb ShanksBy: - Jan 09th, 2022
Invitation to a Cheese Tasting Lunch
Have a Cheese Tasting - Not Wine TastingBy: - Jan 10th, 2022
Hey, it was Fun! And a special lunch as well. We invite you to hold your own cheese tasting and we will post your results on Berkshire Fine Arts as well....C'mon!
Wellfleet Oysters on Sale in North Adams, MA
All About OystersBy: - Jan 22nd, 2022
It’s known from coast to coast that Wellfleet Oysters are one of the best! When we saw the sign for Wellfleet Oysters for $ 0.99/each at our nearest grocery store, Big Y, in North Adams – we had to buy a dozen.
Hungarian GoulashBy: - Jan 30th, 2022
Authentic Hungarian Goulash
Try the Real ThingBy: - Feb 05th, 2022
Radio and media guy John Hocheimer has spent serious time in Hungary and is an authority on its cuisine. He was not amused by my first attempt at Hungarian Goulash. He sent along his "authentic" version as well as a chicken and paprika dish.
Chili and Baked PotatoBy: - Feb 07th, 2022
Portuguese Kale SoupBy: - Feb 26th, 2022
Corned Beef and CabbageBy: - Mar 18th, 2022
Peasant StockBy: - Mar 22nd, 2022
Gorging in Gloucester
Bounty of the SeaBy: - May 23rd, 2022
For our first road trip in three years we visited my sister Pip and ancestral home on Cape Ann. We worked on research for a new book Pip and Me Growing up in Gloucester. It was a week of fabulous seafood and time with friends.