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Tofu for Dinner – Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

By mahir | November 15, 2010

Caprese

When I was in the seventh grade it was my greatest pleasure to displease my superiors, whether they be my mom, my teachers, or the security guards at the mall, I reveled in infuriating them all.  I had a partner on this mission named Priscilla.  We would sit together at lunch, munching on tater tots and brainstorming about what to do next.  On one of these occasions, on Ash Wednesday to be exact, we devised the perfect plan.  Hit by a sudden wave of devotion, we decided to practice Lent this year – the first time ever for the two of us non-Catholics – by making two very big sacrifices.  I would give up eating meat and Priscilla would give up brushing her teeth.  What that meant for me Read More

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Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski- Kangaroo for Dinner?

By mahir | November 1, 2010

A friend recently told me that there are two restaurants in New York City that serve kangaroo.  “I really want to try it,” she said.  “I wonder what impact that meal will have on the environment,” I replied.  She brushed off the comment and told me more about the one restaurant that she planned on trying the kangaroo at.  Though I didn’t stop thinking about what I had said.  Here was my train of thought.  Assuming that the kangaroo meat was shipped to New York from Australia, that’s a ten thousand mile refrigerated journey.  Most of the beef in this country comes from Texas which is about fifteen hundred miles from New York.  So, on a journey that is about seven times as long, is the carbon footprint of the kangaroo about seven times as large as the footprint of the cow from Texas?  I’m not sure.

But here is something that I am sure of.   Read More

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Eggplant – Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

By mahir | October 25, 2010

I have heard a few vegetarian friends say that growing up they never ate eggplant, that they didn’t like it, though they may not have given it a fair chance.  But then, after becoming vegetarians or vegans – and growing up some – they gave eggplant another chance and were amazed to find out that eggplant is really good.  Then, once the dynamic fruit was on their radar, they started to notice just how often it shows up in cuisine from all around the world.  My point is: that eggplant is a great substitute for meat, especially in the cold months ahead when you may want to eat something a little heartier.

Here are some of the ways that eggplant can be prepared Read More

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Monday Nights at August – Sommelier’s Cure for a Case of the Mondays: ½ Priced Wine

By mahir | October 11, 2010

Come by and try Monday Nights at August - Sommelier’s Cure for a Case of the Mondays: 1/2 Priced Wine

Every Monday enjoy a delicious bottle of wine from a hand-picked list of our Sommelier’s favorite distinct bottles for half off the normal price

Monday October 11, 2010

Monday 1/2 Price Bottle List

Rich Autumn Whites!

Vin de Pays de Cotes Catalanes, Cuvee Cuthbert, Fin Amour  2008

Languedoc Rousillon, France

Regularly $80     now $40

…pears, textured richness, underlying acidity, lots of personality

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