Monthly Archives: October 2013

THE ONCE & ONLY EARL ABEL’S

It was November 1933, when silent film organist Earl Abel opened his first ten-seat restaurant on Main Street. The Great Depression was in full swing and the onset of “talkies” left high paid entertainers jobless. Earl, who had once shared … Continue reading

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THE ‘LEGENDARY’ HEMINGWAY BURGER

PAPA’S FAVORITE HAMBURGER. There is no reason why a fried hamburger has to turn out gray, greasy, paper-thin and tasteless. You can add all sorts of goodies and flavors to the ground beef — minced mushrooms, cocktail sauce, minced garlic … Continue reading

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HELLO PUMPKIN PIE!

What is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner without a healthy serving of pumpkin pie? This classic dessert is so aligned with holidays that you may even think the pilgrims feasted on slices of this treat during the first Thanksgiving. Although pumpkins … Continue reading

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MRS CONKLIN’S FAMILY FAVORITE

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WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH BANANAS

Since summer is coming to the southern hemisphere, I wanted to focus on something light and yummy, which is why I’ve chosen this mousse with white chocolate. I have used the same recipe to prepare milk or dark chocolate mousse … Continue reading

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THE TOP FIVE, MOST UNEXPECTED, GREAT EATERIES IN NYC

1. Colonie (Brooklyn Heights) : Located in the most posh part of the BK this is the embodiment of Brooklyn restaurant renaissance: long and narrow with an open kitchen, exposed wood and ivy covered walls.  The menu is creative and adventurous but  still fills the belly. … Continue reading

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STONEKING’S OLD HOBO SLUMGUNION

The earliest occurrence of “slumgullion” recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary is from Mark Twain’s “Roughing It” in 1872 (”He poured for us a beverage which he called ‘Slumgullion’”), which Twain used in the then-current sense of “a weak or … Continue reading

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