Author: Slim Man

Slim Man Cooks Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Siri Click on the pic to see the YouTube video A few years ago, I was at a restaurant in Greektown in Baltimore, Maryland.  It was Christmastime, and a friend had invited me to a business dinner. The two guys across from me were looking down at their cell phones.  I got curious. “Does one of you have a wife who’s pregnant?  A Mom in the hospital?  A cousin on death row...

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Slim Man Cooks Pap’s Pesto

Pesto and Fishing with Paps My Dad walked into the TV room on the second floor and his head was bleeding. We three kids were trying not to laugh. My Dad had a workbench in the basement. The ceiling was low, and there were two large iron water pipes right behind the work area. When you turned around to go upstairs, you had to duck under the pipes to avoid cracking your skull. My Dad...

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Slim Man Cooks Zucchini, Summer Squash and Eggplant

“Everything I am I owe to pasta.” You know who said that? Sophia Loren. I’ve had a crush on her for a long time.  My Uncle Oscar once sat next to her on an airplane. They flew from New York to Rome.  A long flight, for sure. But if I were sitting next to Sophia Loren, I would have been praying that we’d get stuck on the tarmac for a few days. Or better yet–crash into...

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Slim Man Cooks Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce and Bonnie Raitt Click on the pic to see the YouTube video In the mid-1970s, I was doing sound-alike records in a recording studio in Timonium, Maryland.  The studio was Blue Seas.  It was owned by Steve Boone, who was the bass player in the Lovin’ Spoonful.  Steve is from New York. How he ended up in Baltimore, I don’t know. I heard there was a woman involved. I was in Studio B...

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Slim Man Cooks Cacio e Pepe

CACIO E PEPE The name of this dish sounds like an Italian cartoon show.  But it’s a quick and easy pasta dish with cheese and butter and black pepper.  That’s it. The first time I had this dish was in New York City.  It was at a restaurant on 19th Street in Manhattan called Bocca (it means “mouth” in Italian).  It’s a great restaurant, not expensive or stuffy, and a lot of Italians eat...

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