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    Enough is as Good as a Feast

    Post-Thanksgiving in the Giobbi house is a groaning affair: From a groaning table to a groaning tummy. Edward cooked a meal for 12 by himself, despite the weather. It was snowing in Westchester County. The snow was thick more »

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    Razor Clams

    Edward brought me a gorgeous chunk of guanciale from Italy—the way to a girl’s heart–and a jar of grape molasses that he made. He reduces 36 pounds of zinfandel grapes down to about 12 half pints of thick, more »

  • Cabbage

    The Churn: Cabbage with Bacon and Pinoli

    The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design hosted the author James Howard Kunstler not long ago. Jim is the author of numerous books, including The Geography of Nowhere and The Long Emergency, among others, and the author of more »

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    Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Pesto and Clams

    Every time Edward comes back from a trip to Italy he has at least one new recipe that he’s all excited about. Part of his circuit includes a stay at the apartment he shares with my sister Lisa more »

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    Stewed Monkfish with Tomatoes and Herbs

    Before Edward went to Italy this fall he packed the fridge in Katonah with all kinds of foods for my mother: meatballs with peas (two packs of two servings); braised chicken with tomatoes, onions, and red peppers, for more »