Author: Gloria Kobrin

Asparagus and Celery Root Soup
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Asparagus and Celery Root Soup

I make this Asparagus and Celery Root Soup with white asparagus rather than green. White asparagus have a more delicate flavor than green and allow the flavor of the mild celery root to come through. Fresh white asparagus are only available during Spring and Summer. I remember how excited my […]

Chopped Eggs and Onions
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Chopped Eggs and Onions

I can’t remember where I first ate Chopped Eggs and Onions. It could have been at a hotel in the Catskills or at an older relative’s house. All I know is that I loved it. It’s completely different from Egg Salad. There’s no celery and no mayonnaise. In the old […]

Leek Quiche
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Leek Quiche

I love Leek Quiche. Leeks have a milder and more mellow flavor than onions. When they’re sautéed, the leeks just seem to melt into the custard filling. Leeks also mix beautifully with other vegetables. I often reduce the amount of leeks by a cup or two and substitute them with […]

Halibut Salad
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Halibut Salad

I grew up eating Halibut Salad. It was on our Thursday rotation of fish meals. Halibut is a firm white fleshed fish that has a very mild flavor. It’s actually whiter than other white fleshed fish like snapper or flounder. I think that’s what makes it so pretty as a […]

Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad
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Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad made from nature’s multi colored heirloom tomatoes mixed with juicy ripe peaches and creamy avocado is a treat for the eyes and palate. Add a little fresh basil with a squeeze of fresh lemon and some olive oil and you have a spectacular Summer salad. […]

Goujons de Sole
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Goujons de Sole

Goujons de Sole are small pieces of Sole that are dipped in fritter batter and fried in hot oil. I had always considered them to be a French creation; until I learned differently. Fried fish was originally brought to England by Portuguese Sephardic Jews in the 16th century. As Marranos, […]

Chestnut Soup with Beer
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Chestnut Soup with Beer

I love Chestnut Soup with Beer. This recipe starts with a “mirepoix”; the traditional starter for many French soups. A mirepoix is a combination of onions, celery and carrots minced together. When sautéed, it forms the flavor base for the soup. I’ve had the experience of peeling fresh chestnuts and […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad
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Roasted Vegetable Salad

This Roasted Vegetable Salad is an accidental and fortuitous creation. I had leftover roasted beets and butternut squash and didn’t want serve them the same way the next day. I had roasted the squash with just a little salt, pepper and olive oil; and the beets in their skins. The […]

Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving Dinner

I was born on Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps, that’s why it is my favorite holiday. From our first one bedroom apartment to the larger family apartment we live in now, Thanksgiving Dinner has always been in our house. Every year, my husband makes his famous cornucopia as a centerpiece and sets […]