Rao’s Minestrone

This delicious soup comes to us from Rao’s Cookbook. Rao’s is the legendary Italian restaurant in East Harlem New York. For more than 100 years they have been serving truly home style cooking in the tiny corner establishment. It’s history is long and varied, colorfully reviewed in this wonderful book. Rao’s is all but impossible to get…

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Smoky Little Devils

  Hummus. (Pronounced Who-moose. Not Hum-miss.) It’s the new everything. Well, not exactly new. The first recorded recipes for hummus bi tahina come from 13th century Cairo cookbooks. The basic ingredients have been eaten in the Mediterranean Middle East for millennia. It is experiencing a surge of popularity here in the US, and is a…