The old expression ‘while the cats away’ certainly applies to this particular dish. Andrew was off in Texas visiting his family and I was here in New York playing away in the kitchen. Now Andrew is not a picky eater but there are certain things that just don’t fly on his palate. To name a few: Olives, Goat Cheese and Broccoli Rabe. On the other hand, I am the consummate omnivore and there’s very little that I won’t eat. But in the interests of domestic harmony, I avoid recipes with any ingredient Andrew doesn’t like. I eat these favorites when we go out. And I’m fortunate that we eat out often enough that I never feel deprived. However, his absence lets me cook whatever comes to mind and, in this case, gives me a perfect opportunity to share one of my favorite dishes.
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