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December 17, 2020

Simple Appetizers to Serve at Your House

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Easy, simple appetizers to entertain (even if it’s just yourself) Given that most of us won’t be going to big family gatherings this year, we might need to find our own way in the kitchen. Here’s a half dozen easy appetizers you can use to make magic in under ten […]

Recipes to Try

August 30, 2020

Recipe: Bacon Fat Mayonnaise

By Ari Weinzweig When Jim Reische (pronounced “Reesh,” as in “sheesh”) was suggested as someone who’d be ideal to edit this book I can’t say I was thinking much about recipes. For me, editing was more about good grammar, communication skills and the ability to deliver constructive criticism in ways that I could hear it […]

Recipes to Try

October 1, 2017

Warm Goat Cheese Mezze Recipe

A mezze is an assortment or spread of small dishes. Mr. Dionysios’ Wild Herb Blend (A fragrant blend of wild herbs that grow in the mountains of Chios, Greece similar to Herbs de Provence) is a perfect match for warm goat cheese. Serve this combination as an appetizer or cocktail style with other mezzes. Recipe […]


August 29, 2012

Buttered Toast Points with Ortiz Sardines

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 jar Ortiz Sardines a la Antigua 4 oz. Vermont Cultured Butter with Sea Salt Crystals 1/2 Loaf of Zingerman’s Bakehouse White, sliced Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and allow the butter to come up to room temperature.Quarter the bread slices by cutting them from corner to corner. Place the bread […]

Main Dishes

February 1, 2010

Chinese Tea Eggs

Ingredients: 6 Eggs 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce 2 Star Anise 2 Tablespoons Black Tea (We Used Pu-Erh) 1 Cinnamon Stick 1 Teaspoon Sugar 1 Tablespoon Comet Tail Or Sichuan Peppercorn (Optional) 2 Strips Dried Tangerine Or Mandarin Orange Peel (Optional) Directions: 1. Gently place the eggs in a medium pot and fill with water to […]


October 13, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds

Ingredients: Seeds of 2 Medium Butternut Squash or 1 Medium Pumpkin 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tbsp Merken Spice (a blend of smoked chile, coriander, salt) Directions: Preheat oven to 300º F. Rinse the seeds well after removing from the pumpkin or squash. Lay seeds out on paper towels to dry. Using 1/2 […]