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What’s At Steak: My Reasons For Sticking With Grass-Fed Beef

If you’re a card-carrying carnivore like I am, but you still want to remain vigilant about eating healthfully and ecologically-responsibly, beef is triumphantly within bounds. However, the modern beef paradigm seems to have confined this wonderful source of vitamins and … Continue reading

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Foodie Spring Fever? Massaged Kale Is Your Cure!

With spring more than 2 weeks off, and actual spring weather closer to 8 weeks away in the northeast, the seasonal vegetable harvest might seem like a bleak prospect. Here in the Hudson Valley, the ground has been in a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dining: Don’t Be A Dummy

Back in the days of my restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, we used to brand some holidays as “dummies’ day-out”. Valentine’s Day was the queen of them all. These are occasions when people who don’t usually dine out suddenly do. … Continue reading

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8 Magic Ingredients: Refrigerator Staples with the Longest Shelf Lives

Doesn’t it always seem like the cupboard is bare? You can drop $200 at Whole Foods and turn around 4 days later to find nothing with which to create a full meal. Well, let me share a little secret with … Continue reading

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Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow

Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy kernels popping between my teeth, taste the sweet butter and salt, and smell the squeeze of lime and Parmesan cheese that turn … Continue reading

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The Zen of Quick: My Asian Soup Recipe

Like all New Yorkers, I have a list of my favorite ramen houses tucked neatly into my brain, for when I feel the need to devour a healthful, majestic bowl of noodles on the run. In some of the finer … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato “Sauce”, Reinterpreted For Late Summer

When I think pasta sauce, I also think seasonal. Even a tomato sauce can be reinterpreted for late summer recipes, when the days are still sizzlin’ and we crave refreshing over rich. I take advantage of peak tomato season each … Continue reading

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Say Chimichurri! Bringing Argentine Delight to Your Summer Table

Much like with “flapjacks”, it’s fun to say Chimichurri. Want to know what’s more fun? Adding pop, kick and flair to your grilled goodies this summer! A plain ol’ hunk of grilled protein dresses up nicely in this simple but … Continue reading

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The Anchin Effect: An Evening of Wine & Food Education Opens Minds

When everyone in the room is on the same page, you can just sense it. A prime example was last Wednesday evening’s gathering of 20 ladies at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP for a little education, a little business networking, … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Bean Green: A Serious Seasonal Salad

At any given time of the mild season, there are specific flavors and textures that converge to create practical home meals with real dimension, and nutrition to match. Goldie’s late spring concoction makes my mouth water just at the thought … Continue reading

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