Category Archives: Favorite Dish

Writing related to individual dishes.

The Truth About Neapolitan-style Pizza

Pizza Margherita at Di Matteo in Naples, Italy My waiter, a young man in his twenties wearing a dirty apron that sheathed a prodigious belly usually seen on men some twenty years older, was the model of indifference. He spoke … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of a little haggis?

Uncooked haggis at Feast Restaurant This is a story about haggis, a dish traditionally associated with the cuisine of Scotland. There are many myths, legends, rumors, and even poems associated with haggis. But most importantly, haggis is delicious and nutritious. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti all’amatriciana: Layers of flavor and history

Traditional spaghetti all’amatriciana at La Conca in Amatrice, Italy The Via Salaria — the Salt Road — was one of the earliest roads built by ancient Rome to lash together its far-flung empire. The actual path of the road predated … Continue reading

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Courtbouillon: A Cajun Classic

The French culinary term “court bouillon” (or court-bouillon) conjures images of royalty and kings (court) as well as wealth and gold (bouillon). In reality, of course, it is something far more mundane, loosely translating to “quick broth.” Courtbouillon at Danton’s … Continue reading

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The Return of Chicken-Fried Steak

A funny thing happens when you Google “sysco chicken-fried steak.” You’re directed to a page on the website of Sysco Corporation, the foodservice giant. It is a catalog entry for the “Country Fried Steaks” that Sysco sells to restaurants. Chicken … Continue reading

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