Lambentaschen: A Purim Recipe Redux

The Jewish festival of Purim is all about celebrating and having fun. Kids dress up in costumes, families deliver food baskets to one another filled with treats and most communities have carnivals for the children. One of the classic treats is a triangular cookie called a hamantaschen. In a conversation with my cousin Shimon the […]

Authentic Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs

                                                 Any dish which makes an appearance in two of the greatest movies of all time ought to be taken seriously. While I settled on a different recipe than those featured in Goodfellas and The Godfather – I hope the boys would approve. If you usually make meatballs using a jar of prepared sauce, you […]

Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops with Red Wine-Black Currant Sauce and Wine-Simmered Vegetables

                                                            One of the chefs who really inspired me early on was Bobby Flay – back in the day when his show was just Bobby and an outdoor grill. He’s still fun to watch – but I definitely liked him best when it was just Bobby, fire, and meat. He has put out some really great cookbooks over the years, […]

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