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Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): the original Benihana, 47 West 56th Street.

This is my second Mad Men Geography post (I think I’m going to create a tag for that!). The first is here. Above you see the facade of a Benihana Japanese … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

Great summer recipe: husk-grilled corn on the cob.

It’s midsummer and corn is in season, and if you’d like a treat for a midsummer feast that’s different than your boring old side dishes like rice or mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Recipe: easy sushi, perfect for a hot summer evening.

Here in the West (USA) we’re in the grip of a heat wave, thanks to global warming, and last night I felt like something cool and refreshing for dinner. The … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Recipe: Argentine chimichurri steak.

This is a terrific recipe and one that’s very appropriate for summer, as it should ideally be grilled. If you’re just starting out with world cooking this is a great … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recipe: New Mexico red chile sauce.

When I ordered the very first meal I ever ate in New Mexico–it was at a restaurant in Gallup, and it was the year 1991–the waitress asked me, “Do you … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Recipe: Tonorean tuna. It’s classic. Literally!

This recipe is nearly 2,400 years old. It was made in ancient Greece, and is one of the oldest recipes known to have survived to the modern day. I’ve cooked … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recipe: homemade rosemary and black pepper fettucini. Meraviglioso!

Once you’ve had homemade pasta made in your own kitchen, you suddenly “get” the whole concept of pasta. Forget that dry stuff that comes out of a package. This is … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 1 Comment
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