The Recipe Book: A Taste of Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory, that is. This is the classic Italian peasant breakfast (and hangover cure) that is remarkably simple to make. I first learned of its existence on an episode of Parts Unknown last season, where Nigella Lawson cooked it for Anthony Bourdain. If you can get your timing right, poaching the egg just enough…

Photo of the Day: January 4, 2018

This is what it looks  like when you want even your leftovers (from Sahara 34) to look presentable. I made myself some garlic-lemon spinach to go with the other ubiquitous middle eastern condiments.

Photo of the Day: December 27, 2017

One night, my friend and I got an order of cold sesame noodles. They were disgusting. Disgusting. The sauce was icky and so packed with sugar that we could feel the granules in our teeth as we bit down. So what did we do? Rather than throw it out, we literally washed off the sesame…

Photo of the Day: December 25, 2017

This was actually from Thanksgiving, but I could go for some of that delicious ham right now. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of my readers here on Eating New Jersey.

Photo of the Day: November 26, 2017

Another home-cooking pic, this time a cheesesteak on a Kaiser roll. It tasted better than it looks…and it looks pretty good! Splash some hot sauce on it to seal the deal.

Photo of the Day: November 25, 2017

I’m very self-critical, but that’s one of the best things I’ve ever cooked. Chicken in a spicy peanut sauce with peppers and onions. The sauce consisted of peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, garlic, black pepper, chili flakes, oil, and water. Cooked until thick and poured over rice. The pepper and onion maintained a crunch, while the…

Photo of the Day: November 16, 2017

Looking back to the time my friend Walter, former manager of Wildflowers in New Hope, Pennsylvania, cooked Will and I this chicken in a tagine. Spring 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 14, 2017

I had ox tail twice before this occasion. The first in peanut sauce at a Filipino restaurant, the second was in a rice noodle soup at a Chinese place. Neither could come close to this one, prepared by my boss for a work party. She cooked it for more that five hours. It was simmering…