Pizza, Gelato and and Fewer Lines at Eataly Boston

Eataly NYC is massive and packed. I’ve been there twice and came away both times having not successfully try their pizza. No one wants to wait an hour for a pizza on a hot summer day in New York. So when Eataly opened up nearby in my city of Boston, it was refreshing to not have to wait in line too long to try their food. Don’t get me wrong, the place was packed, and walking around with a two year old in a stroller was an exercise in patience, but the lines do move fast and I’ll take Boston crowds over New York crowded! The pizza did not disappoint. It tasted just like those you find in Italy; the crust was chewy and slightly charred, the sauce was gently sweet, and the cheese so fresh. The Gelato was light but had intense flavors and again was so true to the Gelato you find in Italy. It’s expensive to eat at Eataly, so be prepared to throw down about 30 bucks for two small pizzas, and 6 bucks for a large Gelato. But it’s worth it if you want to save 1000 plus dollars on a round trip ticket to Italy mainland!

Gelato - half Salted Caramel half Pistachio at Eataly ????

Gelato – half Salted Caramel half Pistachio at Eataly ????

the Indiavolata Pizza at Eataly

the Indiavolata Pizza at Eataly Boston

 

 

Avgolemeno Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup

Avgolemeno Soup (Greek Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup)

It was a blizzard in March, so I made a beautiful avgolemeno soup. This soup is basically a Greek chicken soup for the soul. If you like avgolemeno then follow my recipe to a “T”. Getting the proportions right will be the key to your success. Enjoy! During: After: Print Avgolemeno Soup (Greek Lemony Chicken… 

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Arakas (greek peas), Tomato Braised Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios and lemon

Three Winning Veggie Side Dishes

The best vegetable dishes are the ones that taste so good that you rarely miss eating meat. Out of all the vegetable side dishes I’ve made these are my three winning ones. Enjoy and let me know if they win for you too! Tomato Braised Cauliflower    Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios and Lemon   Arakas… 

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A Plug for my Oscar Party Taco Salad!

Plugging my Oscar Party Taco Salad

Oscars have been going on for 89 years, and my Oscar Party Taco Salad has been happening for three. Each batch gets more delicious than the last. The key to my taco salad is freshness and patience: Freshness in that the lettuce is crisp, tomatoes are juicy, guacamole and lime, jalapeno, cilantro vinaigrette is made… 

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Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

To make homemade waffles, you need to buy a waffle maker (I have an Oster), then you need to perfect your batter. I tried a few times to make a waffle with good consistency. My first waffles came out a bit rubbery soft on the outside, but after the second go at it, I nailed… 

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