Edward’s Boiled Beef Salad

Last month it felt that rather than declining internally Ed and Elllie are declining by bits and pieces. They both had “procedures” recently, removing small growths from various parts of their bodies that could, if left untreated, become more »

Chicken with Peas and Mint

Edward and Elinor both have Lyme disease right now, and I am worried about them rattling around in that big house in a fever, with the slippery rugs and treacherous driveway, the bills with too small type and more »

Something Simple, Dammit

Even though la Vigilia (the feast of the fishes) is a light meal, it’s a rich one, and entails a lot of cooking. Edward loves it though. He was at Arthur Ave the morning of the 23rd, in more »

Panettonemonium

It’s Christmas on Arthur Ave and so every vender gives Edward panettone. When he left the Bronx to drive home there were so many panettone in the back of the car he practically couldn’t see out his rear view mirror. more »

Enough is as Good as a Feast

Post-Thanksgiving in the Giobbi house is a groaning affair: From a groaning table to a groaning tummy. Edward cooked a meal for 12 by himself, despite the weather. It was snowing in Westchester County. The snow was thick more »

Razor Clams

Edward brought me a gorgeous chunk of guanciale from Italy—the way to a girl’s heart–and a jar of grape molasses that he made. He reduces 36 pounds of zinfandel grapes down to about 12 half pints of thick, more »

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Pesto and Clams

Every time Edward comes back from a trip to Italy he has at least one new recipe that he’s all excited about. Part of his circuit includes a stay at the apartment he shares with my sister Lisa more »

Fried Rabbit, for Love

Edward has been in Italy these last few weeks, taking care of business in Le Marche where he and my sister Lisa Giobbi own a little apartment on the Adriatic, in San Benedetto Del Tronto. The town is more »

The Favas are in!

We are finding mounds of fava beans in the green market on Arthur Avenue and the farmer’s markets in Manhattan. Edward has been making a light, fresh tasting fava been soup with them. That, and chicken soup with more »

Week of February 1st

Since Friday is Arthur Avenue day, Ed always cooks fresh fish for the weekend: a whole black bass, baked with garlic and olive oil, and broiled Maine sardines, which are dressed only with salt, olive oil and lemon more »