Manhattan Clam Chowder — This is how it's done in The City.

Food Snob Chronicles — (Recipe): Manhattan Clam Chowder

What makes a good clam chowder? Well, despite that I was a celebrity judge at the 1996 Chowderfest on Long Beach Island, NJ — I really can’t tell you. You see, that festival (at least back then) was a New England-style chowder contest. Since everything is bathed in cream, they all tasted good to me. Enter […]

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Easy homemade chicken stock

Put the carcass in a large saucepan. Add any herbs or vegetables that you typically would. Bring to boil then simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Allow liquid to cool. Strain. (May be frozen.)

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Manhattan Clam Chowder — This is how it's done in The City.

Food Snob Chronicles — (Recipe): Manhattan Clam Chowder

What makes a good clam chowder? Well, despite that I was a celebrity judge at the 1996 Chowderfest on Long Beach Island, NJ — I really can’t tell you. You see, that festival (at least back then) was a New England-style chowder contest. Since everything is bathed in cream, they all tasted good to me. Enter […]

Sopa de Fideos — a classic Tex-Mex/Mexican soup that's cheap, easy and delicious.

The Unorthodox Epicure — (Recipe): Sopa de Fideos (Vermicelli Soup)

Fideo is the Sam Spade of Mexican and Tex-Mex food — its background is a cloudy mystery. We know fideo as the pasta used in sopa de fideos, or vermicelli soup. But where did it come from? And how did it end up here, as a popular soup served first course at Mexican-themed restaurants? One […]

Classic Roasted Chicken — I think Julia Child just might approve. Your guests will for sure.

Food Snob Chronicles — Chicken 101: Getting to know your fowl

If you insist on political correctness, stop reading now.  If you are still reading and believe that equality should run earth’s gamut, go ahead and delete your browser history as you now leave.  If Tofurkey is on your Thanksgiving menu, you’re welcome to stick around, but I’m not sure why you’d choose this place over […]