Wednesday, December 13, 2006

December 2006

When Mary Met Moses: The Meal They Should Have Eaten.
Or, "How to Mix Jews and Christians at the Table"

Evidence Of A Higher Power: Candied Bacon. I'm Just Saying.

Hi there, Hungry Kiddies!

The people have spoken, and the word was "Yes." Friday, December 15 will be our Official Holiday Dinner, blending foods of two traditions in a very festive way. So finish up at work and come on over for a night of feasting! Wassail will be served at 6pm, Dinner at 7. The menu below speaks for itself, so I hope you will attend.


Oyster Stew
Latkes with house made applesauce
Arugula, Date and Orange Salad
Brined and Roasted Capon with Chestnut, Prune and Pomegranate Stuffing
Bitter salad with pears and CANDIED BACON (ha ha-- Zora isn't here to stop me)
Red Grapefruit Souffle

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Chattanooga Chew Chew Chew!

From July 2006... the infamous Beer Can Chicken night... Karl still bears a scar!

Well Hungry Kiddies...

I am returned from Chattanooga, and am more than ever thoroughly convinced that I should spend some more quality time in the South. Maybe Zora and I should open up the New York City outpost of Bea's Restaurant? Oh lordy-- I will tell you alllllll about it at dinner, but suffice it to say that it involved a round table that sat 7, a lazy susan stocked permanantly with pickled beets, chow chow, chopped raw onion, sweet tea, water, several varieties of hot sauce, "real lemon" juice, (for the tea), extra silverware, napkins and monkey dishes, and a sneeze guard on top. It also involved a waitress in the best sense of the word, bringing around plates of food that we ate communally,until, (in her words) "you stop eating". Ahh, yes, if only all of life was like Bea's.

At any rate, I think this week should incorporate all I learned in Chattanooga:

Beer Can Chicken, (Thanks Kip!!!!)
Boiled peanuts,(thanks roadside stands!!!)
Peach or cherry cobbler,(thanks Bea's)
Braised vidalias,
Fried okra
Black eyed pea relish
Delicious "Dilly Beans".

Maybe even some spicy pickled eggs, (although maybe I want to try that first)...

Sunday, January 15, 2006


The next series of posts are going to be a virtual stroll down Memory Lane... You know, if Memory Lane was a table filled with boiled peanuts, roast pork and bitter greens salad with (Lord ha'mercy) candied bacon, and you were strolling with your tongue.

I think you know what I'm trying to say.

So, it's a greatest hits compilation for those of you who were there, and a record of what we've been up to for those who weren't.

Here are some bits and pieces of what Zora and I have been cooking for the last 4 years. The next Sunday Dinner will happen Sunday, July 8, In Sh'allah.

Stay tuned and hungry........

In Love & Garlic,