Chocolate Chip Streusel Banana Snackin’ Cake

I am curious.  How many of you were told, when you were very young and innocent, that the brown mushy parts on a ripe banana are really “honey” and “the best part of the banana”?  It might be an Israeli mother thing, but that’s what we grew up on in our house (along with “don’t
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Marcella Hazan’s Ancona Style Orange Cake

I am quite certain that anyone who has ever lived in New York and then relocated had to find a way to overcome the lack of the New York Times on ones doorstep on Saturday mornings.  To illustrate, for the unlucky ones among my invisible readers, who were never privy to the NYT addiction phenomena,
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Sweet and Sour Eggplant and Red Pepper Dish

Everybody knows I love eggplant. It is not unusual for me, when invited to family and friends’ gatherings,  to find a note attached to the invitation saying: “oh, please come, there’s loads of eggplant stuff on the menu!”, or alternatively: “Hannah, listen I could only squeeze one eggplant salad in – the father of the
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