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Author: Slim Man

Slim Man Cooks Rockin’ Rockfish

I went to my local grocery last week. It’s a Ralph’s, close by the Slim Shack. Whenever anybody that works there sees me coming, they start running. I’m a pain in the ass shopper. Slim Poppa, PITA Shopper! When I was doing the cookbook, I did most of the photos myself. So when I shopped for lemons, for instance, I wanted to find one that looked great on camera. I needed a star! So I’d...

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Slim Man Cooks Baked Tomatoes Caprese

I’m sure if anybody from Capri heard about this dish, they’d all jump up collectively and scream… “This dish ain’t from here!” Except they’d say it in Italian. With hand gestures. And wild gesticulations. Capri is an island off the coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean. I was conceived there; my Dad was helping with the reconstruction of Europe after World War II, and he and my mom stopped by Capri before they came to...

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Slim Man Cooks Baked Tomatoes with Parmigiano and Panko

So there I was. Staring at two very ripe tomatoes. I don’t normally stare at produce, but these things needed to be eaten. And soon. I didn’t want to eat the same old shit, Caprese salad, or my Mom’s tomato salad, no disrespect to my Mom or Capri! I just wanted something different. Then I thought of making baked tomatoes, but they seemed so… Antiquated. Out of style. Not in vogue. Which is why they...

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Slim Man Cooks Fregola

My niece got married in June. My sister had five kids, all by Cesarean. They’re all pretty normal, except every time they leave the house they go out the window. My sister would be laid up after each birth, so Uncle Slimmy would babysit the newborn until my sister’s stomach recovered, a couple weeks. At one point, I had a newborn, a 2-year-old, a 4-year-old, a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old. It wasn’t easy, but it...

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Slim Man Cooks Salmon with Leeks

Once again, I was faced with the dilemma…how can I prepare salmon in a new way? Lady Peoples, they love salmon. I once went out with a girl who ate salmon so often, grizzly bears tried to attack her when we went to the zoo. Trying to find a new way of cooking salmon can be a challenge. I’ve baked it, seared it, broiled it, grilled it, poached it…I was running out of ways to...

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