Lentil Coconut Curry Soup with Chicken
March 2nd, 2012|Submit Comment »

Lentil Coconut Curry Soup 600x467 Lentil Coconut Curry Soup with ChickenWhen my mom first landed in America in 1969, she ended up on Church Avenue in Brooklyn. Not exactly what she pictured her new life in America would look like, but it was better than what she had before in Albania.


Cold Pea and Edamame Soup
June 28th, 2011|1 Comment

Cold Pea Soup 600x427 Cold Pea and Edamame SoupGrowing up, my parents didn’t see a need for children to go to the doctor. My mom thought soaking a broken ankle in salt water would realign the bones and my dad’s remedy for everything was a little whiskey (the alcohol kills any germs that are making you sick, right?). And my mom’s cure for a stomachache? 7-Up. She said it would put the fire out. I actually believe my mother thought there was a real fire in my belly.


Lamb and Bean Soup
April 19th, 2011|6 Comments

Bean and Lamb Soup Pasul Grosh 600x400 Lamb and Bean SoupLamb and Bean Soup: Like people, sometimes food looks ugly. At first you don’t even want to go there, but then you decide to give it a chance and it turns out to be not so bad. Just like your ugliest friend, sometimes an ugly dish will make you feel fabulous in comparison.


Stracciatella Soup with Veal Meatballs
February 7th, 2011|3 Comments

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Stracciatella Soup with Veal Meatballs: Imagine going home to your Italian mother and telling her you’re going to marry the girl from the True Blue video, Debi Mazar. That’s what Italian farmer Gabriele Corcos had to do when he decided to marry the bitchy publicist from HBO’s Entourage. Like any Italian mother, Corcos’ mama’s main concern was how Mazar would wash, clothe and feed him. Just like she’s been doing for 30 years.


Beer Stew
March 31st, 2010|2 Comments

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Guys are absolutely fat pigs. They will eat you out of house and home, especially if their significant others aren’t around to tell them to “calm down” while they’re shoveling food into their mouths.  So significant others, please shut the fuck up, the entire world doesn’t need to know your man over eats and you berating him in public will not magically stop him.


Tomato Cheddar Soup
February 19th, 2010|1 Comment

Tomato Cheddar Soup 600x450 Tomato Cheddar SoupWarning: This soup will give you a heart attack, a stroke, diabetes and a cataract, but you’ll feel warm and mushy inside while you eat it.