Braised Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce and Marmalade

This recipe created from memory of first dinner cooked for my then future wife in 1973 in tiny apartment in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Just as good as it was then. The surprise is the marmalade which … [more]

Tummy-warming nian gao duk (rice cakes) with pork

I learned this from my mother, who was taught it by her mother and her mother before her, and so. This is Chinese home cooking that delivers maximum comfort. It has become a favorite in my family and … [more]

Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs

This soup recipe is a favorite in our family. You don’t need to wait for a wedding to make it. [more]

Cuban pressed sandwich

“You better be hungry,” he says, holding back the door so I can leave the cold and the rest of the week behind me. “I am. And you better be serving me something more than a sandwich,” I … [more]

Steamed Hoisin Pork Dumplings

These succulent little dumplings have an absolute air of sophistication… [more]

Chancho al Horno (Peruvian Pork)

This is my mother’s recipe. She made this for special events. For example, she loved to make this for my father’s birthday because this was his favorite dish. My mother was born in the … [more]

Filipino Humba

This is my adaptation of a Filipino favorite. I’ve made this for my mom and a group of Chinese grandmothers that live in my neighborhood. They all approved. [more]

Pan fried potsticker dumplings

Children love dumplings and this recipe is a favorite in our family. Keep uncooked dumplings in the freezer on hand for steaming, boiling or frying. They are also great in soup. You may use ground … [more]

Carolines Award Winning Baby Back Ribs - Memphis In May 1987

Back in the mid 80’s my baby sister got on a plane in Shannon (Ireland) and flew off to Memphis with her recipe for baby back ribs..arrived at “Memphis in May” and won first prize in her … [more]

Pork Chops in Bourbon, Cherry-Pomegranate Sauce

I had a chef friend who believed all you had to do to to be unique was adapt a cocktail to a food recipe. In a way, he was right. So in honor of him, this recipe is an adaptation of a Manhattan. [more]

Slow roasted pork shoulder

This dish is as simple as it is celestial, and it’s wide open to interpretation based upon your personal taste. If you’re like me and love garlic and chili pepper, then pile them on. If you are … [more]

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