The Original Empanada

SEPARATED FROM THE REST of Spain by high mountains, Galicia was, until a few decades ago, entirely isolated and the country’s poorest region. The only way out of poverty was emigration. That is why Galician empanadas—square pieces cut from a large, crusty pie—are among the most widespread snacks all over Spain and as far away as [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:07+00:00July 12th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Strawberry Soup With Mint and Crème Fraîche

Chef Harrison Keevil of Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville, Va. shared this recipe. "This soup changes from bite to bite. It goes from sweet to savory and back," he said. Strawberries are the main ingredient, so use the best ones you can find. Hands-On Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes  Serves: 4 to 6 as an [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:07+00:00July 11th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Cardiologists Concoction

….because cardiologists need to make a living too! This is a fabulously simple, hearty, quick, delicious dish that you should feel thoroughly guilty about as you go for your third helping.  It’s got everything to make your taste buds say YES! and your heart to say NO!!!!The best way to prepare this dish is to [...]

2015-01-03T18:58:19+00:00July 9th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Sticky Blackberry Barbecued Pork Ribs

Berry Season 101 You can get good-quality berries in most markets now through the end of summer—and raspberries and blackberries last into the fall. But each berry has a slightly different peak season: Strawberries and blueberries are approaching their peaks right now, while blackberries and raspberries are at their very best later in the summer, [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:07+00:00July 8th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Pick Berries for Dinner

This time of year, berries abound, and you can only bake so many pies. Luckily the diminutive fruits pack enough pluck and flavor to lend complexity to a main course. If the idea of using berries in savory dishes gives you flashbacks to 1980s-style raspberry vinaigrette, buck up. The recipes offered here, like blackberry pork [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:12+00:00July 7th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

OMG Meatloaf

OK, I admit it.  I’m obsessed with my new meat grinder and I’m now a passenger with the Mad Hatter’s grinding device. Adventure?  Or road trip with insanity?  That question, partially, will be answered tonight when we know about the results of a strange concoction that forever more will be known as “God Help Me [...]

2015-01-03T18:58:20+00:00July 6th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Love at First Sip

Ready to start your morning with an enlightened spirit, rather than the feelings of a rude-awakening? We each may have our daily routines to jump-start every morning, but in any case if coffee is part of yours make sure to keep on reading to find out my secret to the best cup of coffee. Just [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:20+00:00June 18th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

The Secret To Pairing Wine And Cheese

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a cheese lover—both of which get you additional brownie points in my book—reading the following article on pairing both of them will add some sophistication to your culinary art skills – The 18/8 Man I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to match wines with [...]

2018-06-13T13:22:21+00:00June 16th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments