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da Bronx Gourmet

da Bronx Gourmet
Home Town: Bronx, New York, USA
Living In: Venice, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean
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About this Cook
I grew up (?) in NYC, in the Bronx. Although my grandfather was a butcher, we always had well done meat. When I moved to Manhattan, I found another world of food. There's no turning back!
My favorite things to cook
Right now, I'm vacationing in Colorado and on a Mexican kick, trying to perfect Carne Adovada. Back home, in Florida, I do a lot of outside grilling, smoking and slow cooking. Favorites are Cuban Pork, Pulled Pork, Brisket, steaks (first smoked over wood, then flash grilled on infra-red. Wine is a big part of it; anyone can buy a good $50 wine. The trick is to find a good $10 wine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was so proud of herself when she first made lasagna. It wasn't difficult, but no one in my family had ever done anything with so many ingredients in one dish; it was a venture into the unknown that turned out to be a family favorite.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I have good friends over to share a meal.
My cooking tragedies
I was preparing some chops at a friend's house for her kids while she was away. Intending to spread a little olive oil on them before pan frying, I used the oil from a decanter that was on the kitchen counter. Only after the chops were done did we realize that what was in the decanter was liquid soap.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
To Die For Garlic Feta Pate
I made this according to the recipe and it just tasted like whipped cream cheese. Adding some more hot sauce, lemon zest and lemon juice and sprinking it with hot paprika made it taste a bit better, but not worth doing again

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2008
Best Black Beans
Very nice indeed, garnished with the pico de gallo recipe on here. Instead of cilantro (a friend doesn't like it) I used some flat leaf parsley and cumin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2007
Pico De Gallo
Exactly as promised. Went well with the black beans. For my cilantro-challenged friends I used some flat leaf parsley and a little cumin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2007

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