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Slow Braised Brisket

Ah, slow-braised brisket – could there be a more quintessential culinary expression of Jewish motherly love?

For me, sadly, Jewish food has always been the forbidden fruit of world cuisine, but considering I grew up in a country which doesn’t recognize the state of Israel, it is hardly… 596 more words


Red-braised Pork Hock 紅燒蹄

I love food that you can just gooi into a pot, forget about for a few hours and it still comes out tasting like heaven. Thankfully, Asian food is abound with such dishes, particularly so in Chinese cuisine. 546 more words


Italian Farm Country Braised Pork Shanks

Italian style is a natural attitude. It is about a life of good taste. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Simple but with good taste. Luxury is possible to buy. 527 more words

Italian-what Else?

Moroccan-French apricot lamb shoulder

When it’s cold, a slow-braised dish is the ticket. Something that cooks until it’s fall-apart tender, utterly comforting, and perfumes the entire house. I had been kicking around a Middle Eastern-spiced lamb and tested seasonings until I arrived at this, a lamb shoulder that cooks until it is fragrant perfection. 190 more words

Tales From The Cook: What's With The Deli?

A long time ago, there was a girl who fell in a well and drowned. Sad as it might seem, there was a reason for it. 615 more words


French Gibbons, The Number 5, and some peas

April marks the start of our fifth year at the reins of the madly careening ride that is Plate Fodder. I feel like my somewhat inebriated Uncle Posey heading to town hitched to his blind mule… 826 more words

Main Course

#7 Swiss chard, chickpea and tamarind stew

This one started off with so much promise:

Looks good, doesn’t it? And really, how could you go wrong with chard and chickpeas, a little tomato, a little onion, some coriander? 478 more words