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When Things Go Wrong at the Business Meal, Part Three: Mistaken Orders

At this point, it may have become my most resonant motto: When dining out for business, the occasion is not about the meal….it’s about the business. However, it’s pretty hard to ignore the “meal” part of the equation. This is … Continue reading

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Eggs. It’s What’s For Dinner: 2 Exceptional Recipes Merging Eggs & Leftovers

Why do leftovers get such a bad rap? To me, a fridge full of unconsumed culinary creations is like a painter’s palette ready to inspire some creativity. But in my case, it all happens at the stove. It must be … Continue reading

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What’s A Black Bean Soup Without The ‘Snout?

Here’s an ingredient that I include in my recipes far too seldom: BBQ Sauce! Which makes little sense, since so many people love it, and since it can add depth and complexity to a wide range of recipes simply with … Continue reading

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Humanely Healthy: How To Be Sure Your Meats Are Raised With Integrity

Whether you’ll be hosting a holiday dinner this December, or creating a special side dish to bring when you attend someone else’s holiday gathering, you’ll certainly want to be proud of the food you prepare. This means using the very … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, The Morning After: Several More Recipes From Common Scents

If there’s one new concept that DRIVEN’s guests hopefully came away with following this month’s Common Scents wine and food tasting event, hosted by the accommodating folks at GLG, it’s that the recipes I prepared are as multi-functional as they … Continue reading

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Gougeres! Another Delicious Reason To Subscribe To MARY’s Secret Ingredients

MARY’s Secret IngredientsTM is easily my favorite subscription box service. You may have noticed me raving about it in the past on DRIVEN’s blog page. Created by Mary Pisarkiewicz, author of the internationally recognized food blog LOVE – The Secret … Continue reading

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A-Maized By Heirloom Corn: A Barbecue Grill Experiment

Your are not mistaken if you recall me posting an article last year that blasts today’s corn for its extreme genetic modification (it’s now regulated as a pesticide rather than a food. Remember?). Well, somewhere in the center of that … Continue reading

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Coleslaw’s Savory Side: Reinventing This Classic Cabbage Salad

Like most Americans, I LOVE good coleslaw! Often, however, I’m disappointed by this classic side dish. I realized it’s because some versions can be mayonnaise-heavy. Mayo-drowned slaw is higher in calories than it needs to be, is unappetizing on a … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm 2.0: A Tomato-Inspired Mid-Summer Delight

Ah! First of the season LOCAL beefsteak tomatoes! I can speak for most of my neighbors when I proclaim that we’re so excited for tomato season arriving in the Hudson Valley. This is when we begin to actually eat tomatoes. … Continue reading

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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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