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August 2008

Recipe: A Celebration of Circles (pasta, sausage, and zucchini)

I love this recipe – it has fantastic visual appeal, and it is very easy. This came out of the Williams-Sonoma Pasta cookbook. four links fresh hot Italian sausage two zucchinis four cloves garlic, crushed then chopped 1 cup dry white wine (red’s OK, too, but white will not turn the zucchini purple) 1/2 cup […]

Recipe: Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani)

With all of the globalization of the economy going on, I spend quite a bit of time in India – about two to three months per year. I’ve never been a big fan of Indian cuisine, although I’ve developed a taste over the past couple of years. I still don’t know what the hell anything […]


I’m a southern boy, so I really like corn grits. (as if there’s any other kind of grits – but I’m just throwing a bone to my culturally disadvantaged readers here) I still remember the day when I went to some fancy Italian restaurant and discovered that they had grits with class. Only they called […]

Recipe: Tortilla Soup

This is one of my all time favorites, and there are a number of ways to make this, so it’s hard to go wrong.  You can make it very light, to serve as a “cup o’ soup” appetizer, or fill it up with chicken and/or veggies to make a meal out of it. This can […]

Recipe: Dave’s Marinara

I have to admit it – I love pasta.  Real pasta made from durham wheat semolina. I try that whole wheat pasta every now and again, but it just doesn’t taste good.  I’m sorry, guys, but I’m about taste.  Brown rice tastes good.  Whole wheat bread tastes good. Whole wheat pasta? Fuggeddaboutit. This recipe will […]