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A bowl of butternut squash risotto

Missed me cooking this on Pots & Pandemics? Click here to watch. Serves 6 Ingredients 1300 g, 6 cups vegetable/chicken/turkey broth100 g, 7.5 tbsp EVOO50 g (2 small) shallots, 1/4-inch-dice5-7 g Diamond Crystal kosher salt600 g, a little over 3 cups diced butternut squash, peeled 1/2-inch-dice200 g, 1 cup carnaroli risotto riceA bunch of sage […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

Ghosts are weird. There, I said it.  I’m not afraid of expressing my opinions anymore. I’m not going to let others dictate what I can and can’t say. What opinions I should and should not have.  I. Am. Brave. I find the whole ghost thing odd. Don’t you? First of all, we’re fascinated with the […]

Where Are All The Ghosts?!

Inspired by Chefsteps.com’s sous vide risotto recipe. Serves 2 Ingredients 100 g butter, divided (see below)A bunch of sage leaves6 garlic cloves, lightly smooshed but with skin left on100 g carnaroli rice30 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated5 g kosher salt.5 g peppercorn, finely ground200 g beet juice100 g foul broth (I used turkey, but chicken would be […]

Sous Vide Beet Risotto

For his first step in elective, unnecessary, self-directed therapy, a stand-up comic recalls his first two memories. What surfaces is largely inaccurate, grossly delusional, and therapeutically unsuccessful.

Origin Story

Serves 4 Ingredients 3 L water45 g kosher salt60 g (4 T) butter. I used salted, but it doesn’t really matter30 g sage leaves450 g (1 lb) fresh pasta. I used pappardelle in the image above, but any long noodle would be fine here.60 g ricotta salata cheese, finely gratedFinishing salt, to taste Recipe 3 […]

Brown butter pappardelle, sage, ricotta salata

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. When I was a kid, I took casseroles for granted. I didn’t understand the complex mathematical formula of nutrition, bulk, and ease that a casserole affords to a parent. You mean, I can combine everything in one pan, throw it in […]

“Bacon & Eggs” Noodle Kugel

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 2 servings “Half pastrami on rye, half chopped liver on hallah, stuffed cabbage, some kasha varnishkes, and a bit of arugula. Extremely Jewish and extremely hungry. The pickle’s funny.”—Herb Smith. “DOINK.”—Herb Smith “Don’t trust a guy who will work for […]

Kasha Varnishkes

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 4–6 servings I love Susie’s practicality. She eats a can of beans right out of the pan she warmed them in. But she deserves better. This dish pays homage to the original recipe (open can, eat) but introduces some variety […]

Susie’s Beans

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Zelda deserves a few nights off, for all she does for the Weissmans. 4 chicken thigh and leg quarters (4 thighs and 4 legs)Kosher salt, as needed4 tablespoons (50 g) canola oil8 cloves garlic (6 g)1 pound (453 g) potatoes, 1⁄2-inch […]

Braised Chicken Thighs

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 2–4 servings Why does everything have to be so sweet all the time? I want bitter. Give me bitter. And sour. Maybe a little salty in there for good measure. I’m done with all the sweet. Where did we go […]

Crème Fraîche Cheesecake

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 6–8 servings You’ve gotta love Midge’s unwavering support of Joel’s comedy career, especially her knack for getting Joel better time slots. Stand-up can be a grind. In the current New York comedy scene, fledgling comedians perform on “bringer shows”—comedians bring […]

Brisket!

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 20 blini I love potato blini. Everything about them. They look cute. Even the name itself is cute. Blini. It sounds like a sidekick in a Pixar movie, doesn’t it? Make a bunch of them, and they’ll be your little […]

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