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Ravioli

Thanksgiving is a week away. That means cleaning out the ‘fridge so we can get more food in there. I’m finally getting better at holiday cooking amounts – I get that we really don’t need 20 pounds of potatoes – but what screws me ...

新年好 – Gung Hay Fat Choy

Okay… you’ve heard it all before, but I’m gonna tell it, again… I got to spend Chinese New Year in Hong Kong in 1973, courtesy of Uncle Sam’s Yacht Club. What a total blast. Three of us got a room for a week at the brand-new Excel...

Bastille Day

It’s difficult to believe it’s been 10 years since we were last in Paris. That’s ...

Chicken Cacciatore

  It was a year ago that we were getting ready for our first trek to Italy. 15 glorious days i...

Cinco de Mayo

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! What started out as a slightly obscure holiday out west commemorating a Me...

Ravioli

  When Nonna sat down and looked at her plate last night, the first thing out of her mouth was...

Mardi Gras

  About a dozen years ago, the company Victor worked for tried to get him to transfer to New O...

Gung Hay Fat Choy

40 years ago, today, I was in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year.  I was a 20 year old sailor living it...

Pasta Bake

I just love coming home from work and finding Victor in the kitchen!  Since I had to work late, Vi...

Orange Chicken and Figs

When ya bring home two pounds of fresh figs, you really need to be prepared to eat two pounds of fr...

Bruschetta Burgers

One thing I don’t recall seeing on any menus in Italy was hamburgers.  Actually, ground beef...

Missed Meals

We don’t miss meals in our house.  But, occasionally, I do miss getting them posted.  Here ...

Beef and Mushroom Crêpes

One of my favorite restaurants back in San Francisco was a place called CREPEVINE.  It was on 9th ...

新年好 – Gung Hay Fat Choy – Happy New Year

  It is the Year of the Dragon.  An auspicious year, indeed, for those of us born in the year ...

Beef and Peppers

The poor stove.  It takes such a beating day-in-and-day-out.  As do the ovens.  We just cleaned ...