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Sequestered manicotti

<<or>> Sequestered manicotti making with a Nice Cup A Tea With the arrival of a boxed set of Laura Ingalls-Wilder’s *Little House* series I return to the sequestered life in my rooms overlooking the Hudson reading and writing. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy of the pita

Should I dare title a post if I cannot spell the first word without help of spell check, then, when it failed to recognize miserable attempts at it, finally turned to Google who came promptly through with it’s auto-spell check … Continue reading

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III – Chicken chronicles

My first chicken dinner (This post is a contribution by the farmer man who raised the chickens I’ve been writing and talking about for the past several weeks. He was kind enough to let me post what he wrote, about … Continue reading

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II – Chicken chronicles

Bastille day poulets Pictures are still pending It was a fine and beauteous day in the ‘burgh for Bastille Day. Sunny and not too hot, with a fine breeze blowing through seated at Monsieur’s picnic table while admiring the lushness … Continue reading

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I – Chicken chronicles

Tortilla deux hommes Pictures pending Brunch the morning after a long afternoon processing chickens — which I’m tapping about and will post here, pics and all — was not without its chicken product — the egg, several of them. Killing … Continue reading

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A History Lesson in a Pipkin

(I was unable to attend this event. Erin presented a paper she wrote and was kind enough to procure the rabbit recipe and write about it for DP. –JJF) Written by Erin Laverty “Take a pipkin…” the recipe begins. “Hmm,” … Continue reading

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Protected: Jennifer Joyce Frémont, 103, writer, documentary filmmaker, famed home cook and food activist, is dead

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Sixteen noodles made a lasagna

Mumma wasn’t feeling well. Last night, she didn’t make it out to dinner with sister, Monsieur and me. She stayed home and rested and missed out on a lot of yuck yucks. She was still feeling icky this morning, so, … Continue reading

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Meatballs in the kitchen with Mumma, and G(r)amma-ray, Nanny & Catherine &.. .. ..

I’m at Mumma’s at her place way Upstate on Lake Cayuga for the Easter weekend. We do not celebrate it for the religious but for the family of it. Though nowadays, we make up tradition, change, adjust and readjust it … Continue reading

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Not one prune for you

Q was planning to eat one prune for dinner tonight. My plan was to starve through an afternoon of interviews in Harlem and then capture the video to an external drive on campus in the evening. As usual, the technical … Continue reading

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Hustle to Flow

There’s a new must-see environmental documentary, Flow, that opened this week. The trailer is available here: Watching just the trailer made me cringe. It’s the guilty conscience sort of cringe. Imagine how I’ll feel Thursday night walking out of the … Continue reading

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Keeping it honest

I know. It’s been a while since Daily Prandium’s been hidden from public view. After the trip to California back in May, I decided to take the pressure off of daily posting. For most of the summer, the posts went … Continue reading

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Quiet labor

I spent the weekend in town, namely because my car’s still at the body shop, and also because the new roommate moved in yesterday. So there was much to do and I’m still doing it at time of tapping this. … Continue reading

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Weddings

These have been an interesting past few days. After the autopilot mode that found me the perfect dress and an eBay auction win that sent the perfect pair of shoes into the snail post on their merry way to me, … Continue reading

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Thrifty? Prandium.

This here was transcribed and cleaned up from ink marks in my notebook.. Wow. What I am eating for my midday meal today. I must ink this. Out of pocket (mine), I maybe spent about thirty cents for my afternoon … Continue reading

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Inverted triangle

Ha. It’s a visual pun. ’cause I’m punny like this and like that.. In food writing class last autumn, we learned of journalism’s inverted triangle. Starting next week, I’ll learn the secrets of today’s journalism. This one’s for the teachers … Continue reading

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Adding value to a pb sammich

I gleaned this from a friend who did not tell me explicitly that what he was saying was off the record. So, I should be safe from any copyright infringement or privacy violation for tapping this here. Though I did … Continue reading

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A celebratory seltzer

This seltzer is dedicated to a recently minted peanut. And to the little peanut Q, an IOU for seltzers—in a cone or in a dish, whichever as you wish—as soon as your little hands can hold them. Buen provecho..

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Soft bites before bed

bon nuit..

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Auction eats

During college I worked for auctioneers in Los Angeles and here on the East coast. It was a great way to make some money and to learn about American art pottery and metal, and quarter-sawn oak Mission furniture, among other … Continue reading

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Long live Sweet-n-Tart

I was downtown this afternoon for some meetings and had time to be like a pigeon and navigate around Chinatown. I decided it was time to investigate where my favourite snack shop moved to. No pigeon navigation was required for … Continue reading

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A quick and simple weekday dish

There is no microwave in my kitchen. And per the slippery slope that is a recently evolving Law & Order habit, I will never put a microwave in there. Perhaps this analogy seems a stretch, but until two years ago, … Continue reading

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Not your French aunt’s salade niçoise

I became a French citizen today. My father is French and recently he renewed his paperwork. We’ve been gathering papers for better part of a year so I could also get an EU French passport. Now I am a citizen. … Continue reading

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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Do you know this one? A friend and his wife shared with me after dinner the other night. It’s a real sentence. If you don’t believe me, check out about it here.. Bon nuit..

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Not so fancy

Well, my fancy little stars recipe didn’t hold up very well to the likes of fast food inspired smack’n’cheese recipes. Check out the top scoring recipes. They all sound utterly disgusting to me. But then again I didn’t grow up … Continue reading

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Gotham ice cream

I invented this dish last year. It was inspired by a dish served for brunch at Tennessee Mountain. Georgia ice cream was essentially a bowl of grits with eggs and cheddar baked on top. It was pure mouthfeel and yumness. … Continue reading

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Last of the cookie monsters

This past Thursday I attended the taping of the Martha Stewart show. I discovered how ahead of the curve Daily Prandium is with the mini cookie monster series. Martha is publishing a new book on cookies and is promoting it … Continue reading

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Late winter/early spring foraging

Today turned out to be a beautiful day for foraging in Central Park. It was occasionally sunny and warm enough to wear light layers–a one puffy day. Though it is a little early in the season and the edibles are … Continue reading

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Gotham foraging season opens today—March 1

Wildman Steve Brill and the gang are meeting at the Central Park entrance at 72nd street at 11:45 EST today. It’s the Wildman’s 26th season giving tours and teaching about the wild edibles that abound in our great city. Check … Continue reading

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Do you know this man?

A dozen meyer lemons to the first person who guesses who this is? A big hero of mine who is free of omnivorous dilemmas..

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A bite for SKINdrop

Some years ago a dear friend of mine left Gotham and headed west. After visiting her sister in Breckenridge, Colorado she decided to stay and set up shop there. She worked at a spa in town for a while establishing … Continue reading

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Fat replacer in baked goods

Dovetailing from yesterdays guilty pleasure confessional and in keeping with a baked goods theme, here is an abstract from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. An experiment I partnered on in food studies lab in fall 0’06 was submitted … Continue reading

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Cookie monster would be proud

More on the guilty pleasure trail.. A larder full of cookies and nothing to snack. Isn’t that always the way. Since returning from tree dodging and wind chasing in California I’ve wound up with seven packages of cookies. I recall … Continue reading

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