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Spicy green bean-sesame salad

20 September, 2011: Came up with a new salad today. We ran it today at the restaurant and the MIT truck. I was thinking about sesame oil, because we don’t use it much at Clover. We love using sesame seeds in a couple recipes (mainly toast them to go into our falafel batter, and they’re an ingredient in tahini). We… Read More

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Basil sandwich

15 September, 2011: This week we say goodbye to the Tomato sandwich (at least at the MIT truck, the other trucks and HSQ will have it for the next few days), and start running the Basil sandwich. A little history on the Basil. It was our first Seasonal sandwich. Ayr and I had come up with the first 4 sandwiches,… Read More

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Apple demo at Dewey truck, 9/15/2011, 12-2pm

14 September, 2011: We love apples at Clover. We use apples for hot mulled cider, apple fritters, baked apples (which is a traditional New England breakfast), and apple butter, which we give away with popovers at the restaurant. And apples are just now coming into season. Our friends at Autumn Hills Orchard are picking a few types right now, including… Read More

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3pm special: watermelon

14 September, 2011: We’re starting up a new 3pm special today at the restaurant. Watermelon. Our 3pm specials are supposed to be really fun, snacky type food. You know how these 3pm specials started? Chris brought us a box of plantains 2 years ago, we wanted to do something fun with them, so we thought, we’ll fry them up and serve… Read More

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Tony

11 April, 2011: A couple of months back, after a knife skills demo at MIT, an observer approached me and asked if he could volunteer in the kitchen.  His name was Tony. He said he liked good food and enjoyed his visits to Clover MIT.  Tony told me that he cooks at home, but wanted to get better in the… Read More

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Barrington Yirgacheffe (that means coffee)

18 March, 2011: You might not be used to seeing 2 silver bags at Clover. Barrington roasts our favorite Panamanian Casa Ruiz. But they also do some fantastic other coffees, based on the same types of long-term relationships with growers. We’re going to start featuring other Barrington coffees more often. This one today is a Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. You might not… Read More

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Me and my mentor’s mentor

8 March, 2011: Every once in a while I go to a conference for chef’s. Something I started doing a lot when I was a Professor. Recently I was at one called Chefs Collaborative in Boston. Roland Henin (my mentor’s mentor) was there, and I was excited to see him. I talked him into following me to South Station to check… Read More

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Soup Kits

14 December, 2010: Believe it or not – this is my first blog post on our site.  I promise that you will be hearing lot more from me from now on. I snapped a picture here of a soup kit. We try to make as much of your food on the trucks as possible. Tastes better when it hasn’t been… Read More