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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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Hamapalooza is a state of mind and a state of being, by which I mean...

You've got a big honkin' ham in the fridge...

And you and your family can eat only so many ham sandwiches!

Here are seven of This Old Chef's favorite ways to bring a pork-savvy sous chef to your kitchen!

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Happy Easter 2019!

Posted on April 18, 2019 with 0 comments


When I was a little boy, Easter was a major holiday for my family.

And it wasn't just the candy that magically appeared in the baskets and shiny grass nests we hid all over the house…

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Springtime Risotto

Posted on April 8, 2019 with 0 comments


I had a number of “bits” from the test kitchen.

Half an onion, half a zucchini, a few multicolored baby peppers.

And a big bag o' dill.

And I am so damned ready for spring that a primavera-y risotto seemed just the ticket...





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