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Black Bean Soup

OK, so we’re done with all of the turkey leftovers, right? Normally, Thanksgiving ends with a boiled-down turkey carcass, a dish my cousin affectionately nicknamed “residue soup,” but this year, we did rolled, stuffed turkey breasts, so no bird bones … Continue reading

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Beans and Cornbread

Ever seen Dinner and a Movie on TBS? It’s off the air now, apparently, and to be honest it’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched the show. Basic concept–every Friday night, TBS shows a movie, and the two … Continue reading

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Senegalese Chick Peas

Yet another recipe disclaimer: I have no idea if what I am presenting here is in fact a Senegalese dish. Why, then, call it Senegalese chick peas? The blame/credit goes to Marie-Claude Mendy, chef at Boston’s Teranga and two-time finalist … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

OK, so I have taken a lot of heat (mostly from my mother) for daring to claim that I make a tastier meatball than my mother. So here’s a dish to make amends: my mother’s pasta e fagioli recipe. Truth … Continue reading

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Thinking Soup

Just about every weekday, my cell phone rings at 3pm. The caller ID tells me that it’s my wife, but I know that it’s really Josh, who has just been picked up from school. Here’s one of the calls I … Continue reading

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