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Category: Sam Sifton

Sam Sifton’s Great South Bay Duck Ragù inspired by Chef Dave Pasternack

Sam Sifton’s Great South Bay Duck Ragù inspired by Chef Dave Pasternack

Sam Sifton is the Food Editor at The New York Times.  If you aren’t a subscriber, you’d be astonished at his weekly output.  Sometimes it feels as if his emails come hourly. Daily he extolls the virtue of various recipes that have appeared in the […]

Meatless Monday Perfected: A Virgin Patty Melt

My Meaty Patty Melt, the recipe is linked here.          From my very first taste of a Patty Melt, I was hooked.  Cheese-y, Onion-y, Buttery and of course Meaty, the earthy odor of Rye bread rises from the crisp package of ingredients that seem meant […]

Butter Chicken adapted from Sam Sifton and Suvir Saran

Inspiration and Photo Courtesy of The New York Times and Sarah Ann Ward Suvir Saran         The moment the thermometer drops below 60 degrees, I cannot wait to put some Indian food on the table.  This makes very little sense since the […]

Chicken with Shallots from Sam Sifton in the New York Times Sunday Magazine via Rishia Zimmern adapted from Martha Stewart

Sam Sifton  As fond as I am of the current food crew at The New York Times, I still miss Sam Sifton.  He was the Deputy Dining Editor in 2001 when he was almost instantly tapped to become the Dining Editor a position he held […]

Creamed Mushroom Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions From Chef Chris Pandel of Chicago’s Balena via Sam Sifton in the New York Times Magazine

            Balena 1633 N Halsted St  Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 867-3888 As Sam Sifton recalls, when the waitress at Chicago’s Balena restaurant approached the table with a steak knife, everyone’s eyebrows went up. No one had ordered steak.  The waitress explained the knife was for […]

A Revelation: A Roast Beef that’s almost Filet-tender at about 1/5 the cost. And it cooks with almost no effort at all.

Mix together the lettuce and the dressing and allow to sit, stirring            occasionally for 30 minutes.  Drain excess liquid.            This one of those food discoveries like tasting Burrata for the first time and wondering if you’ll ever go back […]