This pan-fried, butter-coated chicken is close to the signature dish that was once served at some Palm restaurants.

It’s helpful to have an instant-read thermometer for monitoring the chicken.

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Palm Restaurant is the oldest family-owned white tablecloth restaurant group in the country, with some 24 venues in several cities.

Since the first NYC branch opened in the 1920s,

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Rest In Peace On Earth

Earlier this year I lost my neighbor Vivian Berghino.  We’ve lived next door to Ed & Vivian Berghino for over 5 years now.  They were brother and sister connected at the hip.  

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Comfort Food Junkie

My name is Ryan Black and I’m a comfort food junkie.

Is it even possible to NOT like comfort food? I have no idea. I have no real grasp on that.

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For as long as I’ve been an adult people have always assumed and asked if  I’m from the south. I am from south of L.A. and South of California, but  I’m not from any region of the “South”

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Hawaiian Eye Yi Yi!!

The Aloha spirit has been all around me the last couple of weeks.  I was genuinely concerned for the fragile islands this weekend with fear of the Tsunami washing away the beachcombers.

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!!

Ah pizza. Italy’s invention, America’s obsession. Pizza is such a personal thing. Everyone has an opinion on their favorite pizzas.

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So I told you last night I’d post about my Turkey Pot Pies I made last night, but first I  must gripe.

I get on facebook this morning &

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Sad News

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment
community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection
and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. Read more

Lately I’ve been more obsessed than usual with my heritage. I’ve always been the one in my family keeping tabs on my lineage, but for some reason lately I have been completely possessed with it.

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