Monthly Archives: August 2010

Boston Restaurant Week: Craigie on Main

Restaurant Week is always an iffy proposition: You get to eat a meal at a good restaurant for around $40, but the menu is either restricted to a few items, or is “specially created” for the event. I have avoided … Continue reading

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Lobster SoufflĂ©, or St. Julia’s Day (Observed)

It was in my calendar, but I missed it. Julia Child’s birthday was August 15th, and it slipped right by me, despite my promise to cook one of her recipes on her birthday every year. My workaround was to reserve … Continue reading

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Maine Lobster Roll, Corn on the Cob with Lime Salt

New Englanders can get downright religious about how their iconic seafood dishes are prepared. Fried clams must be whole, not strips. Chowdah is made with milk, clams, and potatoes, not that tomato soup with clams that they serve in New … Continue reading

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Meatalicious

I had to reschedule my monthly meat CSA pickup to today because I’l be away on my usual day. I journeyed to the wilds of Brookline to retrieve ground beef, a five-pound chicken, four lamb rib chops, two pork chops, … Continue reading

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Market Exuberance

Tomorrow is the start of the cheap summer lobster sale at the local supermarket, only $4/pound. With that in mind, my shopping list reflected a few days of lobster-based dinners to come. More tomatoes as always, the heirlooms for eating … Continue reading

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“That’s a Happy Sound”

I took a break from the post I was working on today to walk to Capone Foods and pick up a few kitchen essentials (wine vinegar, canned Spanish tuna, prosciutto cotto). If you look to the left when you’re paying … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomato Salad, Soft Tofu and Shiso

It has been a very good summer for tomatoes; we eat them at least three times a week. But after a while the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil acquires a numbing sameness. Looking for a way … Continue reading

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Rotisserie Experiment No. 1

I have this urge to roast a whole (small) pig in my backyard, but I’ve not done it before. I discovered that a motorized rotisserie attachment was available for my grill for a mere $35, which I treated as a … Continue reading

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Market [noun]

Now that the weather is cooler it’s safer for babies and pets, so today’s market run was mostly me negotiating an obstacle course of strollers and leashes. Dog owners act mystified when you get angry about being clotheslined by a … Continue reading

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Pan-Roasted Asparagus, Poached Egg & Miso Butter

This dish accompanied the bacon-wrapped skirt steak I made last week. It is yet another vegetable preparation from Momofuku, and it uses the same miso butter as the roasted sweet summer corn. I started with five tablespoons of softened unsalted … Continue reading

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