Author: Slim Man

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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Slim Man Cooks Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese with Naked Old People Click on the pic to see the YouTube video A few years ago, I did a New Year’s Eve gig in Austria. It was organized by Michael van Droff. Michael and his business partner, Christian Chaleat, run a record company in Germany called Wave Music. They’ve used a lot of my songs on their compilation CDs. Michael, Christian and I have become great friends over the years. Michael asked me...

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