Monthly Archives: April 2011

Carrot Soup Recipe from my Aunt Hilda

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A few months ago I embarked on a mission I’d been thinking about tackling for years: writing my family history. I’d always been curious about exactly where my ancestors were from, what they did for a living, and what they … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche (One More Lazy Gourmet Way to Use up Left Over Hard-Boiled Eggs)

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Still have a hard-boiled egg or two cluttering up your refrigerator post-Easter? Try using it in a Sauce Gribiche. It is one of those dishes that seems incredibly fancy just by virtue of having a French name. It’s an added … Continue reading

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What to Do with Leftover Easter Eggs: Deviled Eggs with Pickled Jalapeños and Smoked Paprika

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Deviled eggs are a funny thing. Everyone loves them, but most people also seem slightly ashamed of their love for them. There’s something about those dimpled deviled egg platters that made this food a little too… sixties. I guess the … Continue reading

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What to Do with Leftover Easter Eggs: Thousand Year Old Eggs with Gomashio

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No matter how good a dish is, I almost never want to eat it two days in a row. I am just not a leftovers person. The one exception to this rule is eggs. Now I could tell you that … Continue reading

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Fondue! The Easiest, Cheesiest of Dinners

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In the mid-20th century, despite its claim of neutrality, Switzerland aggressively seized U.S. kitchens with the invincible might of hot cheese. Delighted Americans put up no resistance. Back in the 70s, during the height of the occupation, my mother had not … Continue reading

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Big News: The Lazy Gourmet Cookbook is Now Available! (Plus a recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnut Matzo Toffee)

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Juliana and I have been waiting more than a year (actually, one year, one month and three days since we signed the contract on March 15, 2010) to make this announcement: our cookbook, The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy, … Continue reading

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Passover Bread Salad (Matzo Fattoush)

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One thing that can be said about us Jews is that we like to eat, and we approach our holidays with hungry anticipation. Passover, in particular, is a time for indulging. As Juliana mentioned in her previous post, the seder … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Passover: Potato, Tomato, and Olive Stew

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If you’re Jewish—or are a relative or friend of the tribe—you’ll be stuffing yourself silly with delicious traditional dishes next week. Unfortunately for vegetarians, the customary Passover menu is loaded with beef, poultry, and fish. My grandmother always made her … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Polenta Biscuits

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I just returned from a trip to visit my in-laws in shoreline Connecticut. The nutmeg state may not be known as a foodie Mecca, but it offers plenty to love, culinarily speaking. From the region’s famous buttery hot lobster rolls … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Crust — Easy, Flaky, Delicious

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I was planning to post this yesterday, until it occurred to me that you that you all might think this was just some kind of April Fool’s Day prank, but this hassle-free pastry crust is no joke. It’s outrageously easy, yet … Continue reading

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