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This Old Chef: Blog & Recipes


I have long been inordinately proud of my pies.  And yes, I know it goeth before a fall.

But I learned from the master, Maureen Kavanagh McCann... my mother.

When it's just the two of us for dinner, a whole pie is a bit much...



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I try to make sure that we eat well every night.

I try not to fall into "The Rotation Trap..."  Seven (or however many) dishes served on an endless loop.  Yes, of course there are faves that consistently reappear on our table, but I truly think of those as choices.

This is all to say that there are some occasions that demand something special...

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Justin Chapple's Caviar Carbonara

Posted on June 10, 2019 with 0 comments

I don’t often publish other people’s recipes.  This is so perfect I have to.  It’s from my dear friend and colleague Justin Chapple.

If the gods happen to favor you with some caviar...





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Ham Cakes

Posted on May 15, 2019 with 0 comments

In my never-ending quest to “repurpose” the Easter Ham...

I am a big fan of cakes.

Don’t panic!  I mean savory cakes...

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