Grow Old With Me

I’ve had this one cookbook with me for a quarter of a century: SUNDAYS AT MOOSEWOOD RESTAURANT, a tome of recipes from the world…

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Caponata

(but not Korea, but I pardon the omission because what do Ithacans know from Korean food?)

It is stained up the wazoo and I’ve had to perform tape surgery on the binding numerous times.

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Cook on

Yet I still cook on.

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No capons were harmed to make this

I got serious mileage out of the Italian section  (quelle surprise, you say).  I remember making a gorgonzola pasta dish for my mom and her friends one time when we were still living on 107th Street in Manhattan.   I think a lot of the fettucine got stuck together, but everyone was too polite to say so.

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I am pro-eggplant

I made the caponata recipe to go with the rosemary focaccia I baked to bring along to the pro-choice march on Washington back in the early ’90’s.

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that shallot tomato!

My bosom friend, Rosie, and I boarded a bus along with a whole bunch of women AND men to voice our support for women’s reproductive rights.

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Make it your own

 Look how far we’ve come.

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Heirloom beauties

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