Fish Chowder

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Some things are so easy to make yet can seem as though they should be hard. Old school chowder is one of those dishes. Many fish markets sell “chowder fish” at a ridiculously reasonable price which is usually the leftover bits and ends of mild white fish that have been cut off from the bigger… View Article
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Pinot Noir

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Full disclosure: I am no wine authority, just a sipper who throughly enjoys drinking it with meals on a regular basis. Anyone who knows me well knows that my absolute favorite wine is old world red French Burgundy. Yes, that’s a broad statement–but in a very general sense it’s true. I like the elegance and… View Article

When Is Chicken Parm not Parm?

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  When you realize there isn’t any Parmesan cheese or mozzarella in the fridge BUT, you thought that there was. The Burrata, brought home from a catering job by Miles just looked like mozz. I remembered a tub of store-bought preshredded Romano cheese languishing in the back of the fridge. And here’s the thing about… View Article

Inside out linguini with clams

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Now and then a new idea hits me–and by new I mean a new way to do a favorite thing. I had a couple dozen clams, and some leftover pasta . While I was headed for Clams Casino, instead here’s what happened: roughly chop some leftover pasta (mine was already tossed in butter, lemon and parsley)…. View Article
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site under renovation but FIRST this news:

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September 14, 2015 After 15 years of leading the food department for Martha Stewart, one of the most evolutionary thinkers of our time, I’ve resigned my position as SVP, Executive Editorial Director, Food and Entertaining, to build a family business of my own. My mission, which started with Mad Hungry, is to show the next generation how to… View Article
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TEDx Talk

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        This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA.    
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brick cold

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Our apartment is on the top of an old building–a former storage area and a layer that I’m sure wasn’t meant for human habitation. Sure, it has skylights and south, west and east views, but it’s brick cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. When its really windy outside, I’m quaking in… View Article

Valentine Eats

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Yesterday at work we planned a shower for our longtime food colleague, probably the cutest pregnant woman I’ve ever seen. Sweet lover that she is, we planned cakes, brownies, etc. Then it hit me, she’s a proud Oklahoma-born eater too. We changed our plans, and what a good move. The individual frito pies, used the… View Article
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Another 2014 favorite Food

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Bagels I was fortunate to visit my former home city Detroit twice this year. The city is reemerging after years of hard luck. Like so many places, a food revolution is taking hold. It’s not only galvanizing folks to do interesting things everything I have tasted is also first rate delicious. The bagel pictured here… View Article
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Quinoa, what?

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I just keep trying to love quinoa. I know it sounds crazy that I can not figure out how to upload an image. I keep getting all sorts of warning messages about permission etc. It doesn’t really matter, the image wasn’t that great anyway. All I mean to say is that I know I should love it–quinoa… View Article
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Cookbook Gifts

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Looking for gifts? Baking Here’s a light topic to consider for my first post in over a year. If you have a friend who is either a baker or preserver, then here’s a few recommendations for you: The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum is a classic that will outlive us all. Rose is a… View Article
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Superbowl: an unavoidable food opp

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This year I’ve been acting sort of casual about the Superbowl menu situation. Living in NYC, where the game will be played tomorrow (well sort of NYC), should be getting me extra excited, but just like when the president’s in town, it really just boils down to a traffic nightmare for those of us coming… View Article
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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

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Yup, that’s the name of the this traveling eatdrink circus.  Today was the first 2014 tour stop in NYC at the Tunnel on 11th Ave and 28th.  It’s really a great, well-curated round up of bourbons & ryes & beers & hot sauce & cravaeable eats. Festival founder Greg and the awesome food/drinks curator Monica… View Article
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Pocket Pies

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For years I’ve made pocket pies as a strike against those nasty, expensive hot pockets sold in the grocery store. Even with all the food fresh food cooked at home, my boys discovered those convenient little suckers at their friends house. So I started making them at home –mostly chicken pocket pies–a hand held pot… View Article
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Mad Hungry Cravings Party

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 [picasa username=”MadHungryLSQ” albumname=”MadHungryCravingsBookParty”]   I received a message from my son this morning about hot sauce which has caused me to reflect on the party that kicked off our summer–The Mad Hungry Cravings book party. We made the MHCravings Paw Paw Pepper sauce to put in our goodie bags. Turns out, this several weeks later,… View Article

Vacation

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Hi Everyone, Wanted to give you all a heads up that I’m on a much-needed vacation for the next few weeks– it’s been an incredible year of touring, spurtling, book writing, and more. I’m looking forward to coming back refreshed and working on exciting projects for the fall! For those in need of some immediate… View Article
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Bob’s Red Mill + Spar of the Spurtle Giveaway!

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  Some things are meant to be! Two of my favorite worlds have randomly collided: spurtles and organic grains. Let me explain: for years I’ve been a diehard user of Bob’s Red Mill products especially the steel cut oats and all flours. I watched as the company has grown and kept itself front and center in… View Article

Kickstarter Projects We’re Loving Right Now

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Hi Everyone, I love hearing people’s stories of why food and cooking is important to them- whether it’s how they’re putting it on their own table, getting out there with a message to make the food system better, or teaching someone else your best recipes and tips. When I began my publishing career, there wasn’t… View Article

Our Best Recipes to Keep Cool With

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 [picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”heatwaverecipes”] We loved hearing your best tips and recipes for the heat wave this week! Inspired by all of your suggestions, we went through the Mad Hungry archives and picked some of our own hot weather favorites. Here are some MH recipes to help you stay cool all summer long: Papaya Ginger Smoothies… View Article

Heat Wave Recipes

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Yesterday on MH Radio we talked about heat wave remedies and oven-less recipes. Since the hot weather is just beginning here in New York, we want to continue the conversation and gather more recipe ideas to help us make it through the week! Here’s a photo of one of our radio callers’ delicious looking fig… View Article