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Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque at The Soup Bowl

Winter is never my favorite time in Park Slope, but the saving grace is the return of The Soup Bowl by the 7th Ave. F/G stop. (During the warmer months of the year, the location is home to Uncle Louie G’s.) Yes, it may be a takeout soup stand, but on weeknights when you’ve come back [...]

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The Mexican 75 at Gran Electrica

Earlier last year my friends Max and Barb found a great new Mexican restaurant in DUMBO and couldn’t stop raving about their Ensenada-style fish tacos. And to be sure, when I finally went with them, the tacos did turn out to be really great, the likes of which are almost impossible to find on the [...]

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Margherita Pizza at Roberta’s

There are few things better than hot pizza right out of a brick oven on a cold January day. When I went to Roberta’s for my interview at Let’s Eat In on the Heritage Radio Network, whose HQ is in a shipping container in the back of the restaurant, I got to try their margherita [...]

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Jerk Chicken Lo Mein at De Bamboo Express

As some of you may know, I have an on-going fascination with Chinese food from around the world. When I was living in Asia, I frequently visited Chinatowns and Chinese restaurants in whichever country I was traveling in. Some memorable experiences included eating mapo tofu ramen in Yokohama’s Chinatown, trying jajangmyeon in Seoul, and meeting a family from Yunnan at [...]

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Provencal Chickpea Dip

When you’re gearing up for the launch of your first cookbook, and trying to work on two blogs while planning a book launch party, weekdays can get a bit hectic. Sit-down lunches start becoming a luxury. Heck, lunch becomes a luxury. Or at least, lunch that doesn’t involve grabbing a slice of pizza on the go. Last week, after [...]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Apples

Happy Thanksgiving week! It seems like everyone I’ve talked to is just eager to finish up work before taking the rest of the week off. I’ve also been running around doing errands and tying up loose ends with work before the Thanksgiving cooking madness begins. This year I’m visiting a close college friend in Nashville, [...]

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Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Everyone has a favorite blueberry muffin recipe. This is mine. It’s funny. As a fan of sturdy breakfast foods, I’m usually partial to bigger, denser muffins that are more reminiscent of scones. But for blueberry muffins I always come back to this one. Soft and pillowy, it’s almost cupcake-like, the opposite of what I usually [...]

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Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce

You know how everyone has a few dishes in their repertoire that they have made the same way for as long as they can remember? Those dishes that you learned once, thought they tasted pretty good, and so you never wavered from the familiar way you were taught? For me one of those dishes in [...]

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Homemade Coconut Granola

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. Well, for a short period of time, anyway. I go through periods in which I would eat the same thing every single morning for 3 to 4 months: oatmeal with dried cranberries, toast with raspberry preserves, almond croissants, Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, Barbara’s [...]

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Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles

Recently a branch of People’s Pops opened in Park Slope. Pretty much everywhere I walk, I see kids and adults alike happily slurping fruity popsicles as they walk down the street. With the recent heat wave, it has become a strong test of willpower to not stop in when I walk by, which is practically everyday. I’ve [...]

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