Month: September 2019

Slim Man Cooks Endive, Arugula, and Radicchio Salad

Whenever I’d visit my dad (I called him “Paps”) at his cabin on top of a mountain in upstate New York, I’d cook for him. He loved pasta, but I’d try to get him to eat more fresh vegetables. Whenever I’d put a salad in front of him, this is what he’d say, in a low gruff voice… “I’m not eatin’ that shit.” He grew up really poor on the streets of New York City,...

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Slim Man Cooks Chick Pea Salad

How do you know if someone is vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you! Towards the end of his life, my dad ate the same thing almost every day. He’d start off with some biscotti and a cup of tea, then a sandwich for lunch, then pasta with tomato sauce for dinner. This from a guy who used to cook eel and once put a woodchuck he’d shot in a tomato sauce. (Both were horrible.)...

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