The Unorthodox Epicure — Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict w/ Asparagus

Yes, it’s as exquisite as it sounds. Softly poached eggs drenched in luscious Hollandaise are enticing in their own right. Add sweet crisp-tender asparagus and succulent crab cakes and you’ve reached Beulah Land. Most things worth having are worth working for, and this dish is no exception. You’ll have to plan ahead and you’ll be […]

Confession No. 133 — Being Archie

‘Every family has one … And Archie was that guy in our family … That uncle.’ I spoke in my loudest and most sincere voice to about 50 people whom I didn’t know. I’d met a few of them in years past but I couldn’t have recognized them on the street. Nor would I register […]

The Unorthodox Epicure: Sausage Gravy — the Real Deal

Let’s be honest. Sausage gravy-covered biscuits aren’t exactly on the menu at Club Med — or the the Deborah Heart & Lung Center. Unlike most other breakfasts — Philadelphia Scrapple notwithstanding — sausage gravy is to breakfast what coal mining is to careers: Done daily, it makes for a good, but shorter life. Having grown […]

Confession No. 21 — I should have eaten the English pea salad long ago

Between explaining to the day care this past week that my grandson did not learn obscene gestures from me, and cringing about my new medication, I turned over a new culinary leaf. I ate food homemade by people I don’t know. I won’t go into my usual 800-word rant here. The bottom line is that […]