The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

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I’ve been working on something for about a month now, that’s very personal, and very important to me. It could change not just my entire life, but the lives of my whole family. And it’s high time I told you about it, because I need your help to make it work. As most of our… 

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Today’s Sandwich: “The Polish Express” (Homemade)

Kielbasa Sandwich

Originally, I wanted to recreate a sandwich my parents used to make for me all the time when I was growing up: Polish kielbasa sausage, sliced horizontally, on white bread with onions and peppers. Only, I always opted to leave the onions and peppers off of my sandwich, instead applying mayonnaise liberally. Listen, I never… 

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October Giveaway: “Lobster Rolls of New England”

Lobster Rolls of New England

Summer may be behind us, and a long, cold winter is right around the corner. Because we live most of our lives in extreme denial, we’re very pleased to be giving away a FREE copy of From Away contributor Sally Lerman’s new book, “Lobster Rolls of New England.” In it, Sally takes you on a… 

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Beet-Pickled Curried Deviled Eggs

Beet Pickled Curried Deviled Eggs

I love a good deviled egg. Y’know what? I love a BAD deviled egg. Whether served up all fancy gastropub-style on a piece of slate with artisinal olive oil and microgreens, or picnic-style with entirely too much mayonnaise and horseradish, when it comes to deviling things, I’m 100% on-board. If I could change one thing… 

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Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

We get a lot of emails from people, pitching ideas for stories for this site. Some are sent by PR people, and their suggestions run the gamut from “mildly interesting” (“Foie Gras and You: Applying Rudimentary Food Ethics to Things That Are Delicious”) to the numbingly boring (“Chef Smorgasbord has written a cookbook called, ‘100… 

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8 Inspiring Ideas for Reinventing Pork Chops

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Pickled Peppers

I love pork chops. Actually, I’ll correct that. I LOVE ME SOME PORK CHOPS. They’re super cheap, pack tons of flavor, and any time I can eat an animal’s fat…I’m on board. Sometimes, though, your standard-issue pork chops aren’t the most inspiring ingredient. Once you’ve pan fried them, then pan fried them again, then pan… 

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Umami-Dusted Burgers with Port Wine and Stilton

Umami Dusted Burger

When Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman launched the first outpost of his now-famous burger chain back in 2009, it was with a simple goal. Fleischman was determined to bring “umami,” the so-called “fifth taste,” to the American burger landscape. Umami describes a savory, satisfying flavor, distinct from the salty, sweet, sour, or bitter flavors we… 

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Old Bay Shrimp Salad with Avocado

Old Bay Shrimp Salad with Avocado

The first time my parents came to visit me, after I moved into one of my first apartments in Astoria, Queens, I worked hard to make all of the preparations. This included preparations typical for someone in their twenties (scrubbing the grout in the bathroom, making sure the four-footer was put away), as well as… 

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