Pork Stew with Peppers and Olives

The summer of 1987 when I stepped into Cook’s Magazine’s kitchen as the new test cook, their November/December issue was nearly off to the printer. I helped with a few photo shoots and tested a few stray recipes, but January/February 1988 was my first full issue. An article entitled A Bistro-Style Dinner For 8...more

Spicy Ginger Roast Turkey With Sweet and Sour Gravy

We don’t do paid posts on Three Many Cooks, but we will happily use our platform to get the word out about books or products we believe in....more

Pumpkin Corn Sticks

After moving up from Atlanta and moving in with David and me, Sharon and Anthony finally found the perfect apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens. For nearly four months we had lived together in as much harmony as a family of four, a dog, a cat (and baby Dashiell, Maggy, and Andy as regulars) can manage. […] The post Pumpkin Corn Sticks appeared first on Three Many Cooks ....more

A New Bar Nut (Finally!)

Ever since I discovered the rosemary-scented Union Square Bar Nut recipe back in the 1990s, it’s been our family’s signature nibble. Occasionally we’ll buy a container of roasted salted peanuts, pistachios, or Marcona almonds, but when we sit down for a glass of wine or cocktail, there’s likely an accompanying bowl of Union Square Bar […] The post A New Bar Nut (Finally!) appeared first on Three Many Cooks ....more

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

When Mom died back in March something withered in me too. For the first time since my culinary curiosity sparked in 1978, I lost interest in food, in cooking, in writing—blogging too. I still enjoyed the table, sharing a good meal with family and friends, but I took no pleasure in dreaming up a dish, […] The post Peanut Butter and Jam Bars appeared first on Three Many Cooks ....more

The Red-Throated Loon

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Sharon and I spent much of the winter and early spring dedicated to important work in our careers ....more

Three Many Cooks in OXO’s Kitchen

My first job was working at a small cookware store a few miles from home. From cookie cutters to paring knives, peppermills to copper pots, The Cookery Ware Shop had everything! The wall next to the cash register covered – top to bottom – with a new line from a company I had never heard […] The post Three Many Cooks in OXO’s Kitchen appeared first on Three Many Cooks ....more

Curried Coconut Soup with Spinach and Peas

It’s been three months since Dashiell was born. The morning after, I remember being surprised by how unpregnant I looked. I thought it’d be at least another month before my shredded stomach muscles found their way back together, but my pre-pregnancy silhouette had returned practically overnight ....more

The Amaretto Pilgrimage

Another guest post by Sharon’s husband and our family’s cocktail aficionado, Anthony Damelio. We often play this game, where I just make a cocktail and bring it over to Sharon without telling her any of the ingredients I’m working with. Most of the time, this is straightforward: too much of this, not enough of that, […] The post The Amaretto Pilgrimage appeared first on Three Many Cooks ....more

Raspberry-Lemon Curd Muffins

In my first book, The Perfect Recipe, I developed a muffin I thought was…. well, perfect. They were light, airy, and tender, but all that came at a cost ....more