WEEKLY COLUMN


The Parrot at Thirty

When measuring events in history, 30 years is a long time. Wars rarely last that long. Presidential terms are only four years, and even with […]

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RSJ’s Top 10 of 2017

For the 18 years this column has been published, the final entry in December has been an end-of-the-year list of my top-10 favorite dining experiences […]

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Dinner Rolls

5 cup               all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 ½ TB            baking powder ½ tsp               baking soda 2 tsp                salt 1/3 cup            sugar 2 sticks            […]

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Cinnamon Rolls

1 recipe                        Dinner Roll dough, cold 4 TB                            unsalted butter, melted 1 cup                           brown sugar 1 TB                            cinnamon 1 ½ cup                       powdered sugar 3 […]

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Three Blessings a Day

I am feeling blessed this morning. It’s a feeling that I’ve experienced a lot lately. It’s not gratitude for monetary or material things, but for […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

As a kid, I always thought Chicken Cacciatore was a dish invented by Americans and served only in the states. Though one night in the […]

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Enzo’s Olive Oil

“Start with a little oil in the bottom of the skillet,” I recently told my son, while showing him how to cook a dish in […]

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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

1 /2 cup           Canola oil 3 /4 cup           Flour 3 Tbl                File powder 1 cup               Onion, diced 1 /2 cup           Celery, […]

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Ugly Food

MILAN— “Ugly foods taste better.” That was the thought that came to me this morning as I was walking in the square in front of […]

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The Plate Talks

VENICE— The first time I ever thought about visiting this city, I almost didn’t. I was in the middle of a lengthy tour through Europe […]

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