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Scotch Eggs

The first really, truly mind-blowing Scotch egg that I ever had was at The Breslin. The breading was shatteringly crisp, the sausage was moist and savory, and the yolk . . . oh the yolk! Just liquid enough, it oozed and spread over the plate… Read More

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Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan

It’s asparagus season! Which means it’s time for my favorite fast lunch: sweet local asparagus topped with a fried egg and sprinkled with Parmesan. To anyone who thinks that making yourself lunch takes too much time, I challenge them to find something quicker than this… Read More

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Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil)

  The whole summer has been building up to this moment. Tomatoes. Shiver. It’s true that tomatoes, thanks to globalization and hothouse farming, are available year-round. But those tomatoes are wan in comparison to real, ripe field tomatoes. I’m talking about local tomatoes. Tomatoes that… Read More

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Prosciutto e melone (Prosciutto and Melon)

One of my favorite things to eat in late summer is prosciutto e melone. The silky saltiness of the paper-thin ham delicately draped over sweet, heady melon is truly irresistible this time of year. How’s that for a extra-hefty dose of hyperbole? But seriously, it’s… Read More

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