Category Archives: Food

Madame Clause Bis

Descending into the subterranean Madame Clause Bus French restaurant a note of mustiness wafted my way as I pulled up at the bar to listen Manouche Bag play cafe jazz with a French accent as part of the Jersey City … Continue reading

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Antique Bakery, Jersey City 

I was walking a new neighborhood in Jersey City and found the fabulous, work a day Antique Bakery (the former Pecoraro Bakery) just around the corner.  Although the traditional white flour rolls have little nutritional value, they are really tasty, hard … Continue reading

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Mission Ceviche at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

From the Mission Ceviche booth at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg I sampled the Catch of the Dayay Ceviche (flounder) with a refreshing Chicha morada drink made from purple corn. I also saw classical music performance by Yellow Barn Music Haul from the back of … Continue reading

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Arepa Tipica con Cerveza Aquila

Mad. Sq. Eats. was overcrowded just about two but was curiously relaxed after business hours. The Arepa typica was delightful with the Arepa tasting like a tacoified cornbread. It fell apart a bit and had some sweetness. The arugula, cheese, avocado … Continue reading

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Ricotta pancakes

It was time to adjust the Sunday morning breakfast away from crepes (ah, crepeasbagain?!?) and I hauled out an old Bobby Flay recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh fruit. This week I tried a cast iron skillet but perhaps my … Continue reading

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Sweet potato gnocchi

Spring seemed to be ending on a rainy weekend which allowed the time consuming, multi-process gnocchi making from this Washington Post recipe. The gnocchi were combined with fresh local spinach, swimming in a cream sauce and dusted with grated parmesan and … Continue reading

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Avocado oil mayonnaise

It seemed like such a good idea to make scratch mayonnaise using avocado oil and egg yolks and lemon and vinegar but the first attempt yielded a “broken” mayo and the second attempt with an additional yolk and very slow … Continue reading

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