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The Magic of Mykonos

26 Jun , 2018  

If you’ve dreamed of a place where you can drift off for a nap on a terrace overlooking azure waters while the sound of a distant church bell tolls, or sitting at a cafe with the sea breeze blowing warmly around you while you nibble on incredible bites you need to discover magical Mykonos.

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Mykonian Onion Pie

26 Jun , 2018  

A traditional favorite of the island of Mykonos, Greece, onion pie is a savory, cheese treat that is great as a main course or an appetizer.

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Shrimp Saganaki with Feta

26 Jun , 2018  

This pungent, aromatic dish carries all the taste of the sea in the shrimp combined with bright tomatoes and salty feta. The Saganaki develops rich flavors while only taking 20 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner party when there’s little time for preparation. Ingredients 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 2 […]

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Sesame Crusted Feta Cheese with Raspberry Sauce

26 Jun , 2018  

Salty feta and sweet tart raspberry sauce combine to make an interesting dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a whimsical meal-ender. Ingredients 6 oz block of feta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup sesame seeds, black & white or mixed 1/4 cup flour 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup raspberries 1/4 cup […]

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Cuttlefish Burgers with Pickled Carrots

15 May , 2018  

The taste of the sea is in full effect in this hearty squid burgers. The addition of tangy Pickled Carrots offsets the richness of the thick, juicy burger. Ingredients 2 Whole cuttlefish 3 Shallots, minced 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs 1 tsp Dijon Salt and pepper 2 Tbsps Olive Oil 1/2 of a Lemon 2 Tbsps Aioi […]

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Clams Bulhão Pato Style

23 Apr , 2018  

Clams in the Bulhão Pato style, named after a famous poet who was also a famed gourmand. This steamy aromatic dish is perfect when served with crusty bread for dipping. Ingredients 3/4 cup dry white wine 3/4 cup water 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 3 lbs hard-shell clams (cherrystone or little neck) […]

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Bifana Sandwich

23 Apr , 2018  

This succulent pork sandwich is one of several that are the pride of Portugal. It’s perfect topped with a sweet yellow mustard and accompanied by a cold beer. Ingredients 5 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp sea salt Juice of 1 lemon 3 bay leaves 1 cup white wine […]

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Little Italy: Old and New

6 Apr , 2017  

Restaurant Recommendations Rubirosa Il Cortile Peasant Recipes Lamb Bolognese Grilled Shrimp Puttanesca With Polenta Linguine Carbonara If you haven’t been to New York’s Little Italy the images the words conjure in your mind likely fall into one of two groups: Red sauce with gooey mozzarella, checkered tables clothes and strains of ‘That’s Amore’ wafting through […]

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Lamb Bolognese

6 Apr , 2017  

There’s nothing like a rich, powerful Bolognese, especially on a cold winter’s night. But don’t shy away from it in the summer. This recipe uses lamb, but you can easily use duck, veal or another game. The pork just provides a nice, fatty balance to leaner meats. This recipe works really well with a meaty […]

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Linguine Carbonara

6 Apr , 2017  

This dish is often served with fettuccine in America and Spaghetti in Italy. I like a compromise of linguine for the fact that it isn’t as wide, but still has the meatiness of a thicker noodle. Guanciale, which is a spice-rubbed, cured pork cheek, is traditional here, but this easy, comfort number is just as […]