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Food Memories

Food Memories

LAST YEAR I traveled to New York and set out on a mission to find a neighborhood Chinese restaurant that supposedly had “the best” steamed crab and pork dumplings. When I arrived, I knew that the experience would be authentic. Fortunately, my Chinese friend had written the exact name of..
Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry

Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry

Little Girl, Big Knife’s Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry Recipe. Everyone has been asking for Christina’s shrimp and sweet potato curry recipe. Little Girl, Big Knife succeeds in tantalizing our senses and comforting our souls with locally sourced sweet potatoes and shrimp. Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry (serves 4-6)..
Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3 
cups quartered fresh strawberries 20
 medium basil leaves, roughly chopped 1  1/2 
cups freshly squeezed lemon juice Directions Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl or cup and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it. Stir to dissolve and let cool. Combine the strawberries..
Swiss Chard, Bacon and Poached Egg

Swiss Chard, Bacon and Poached Egg

Swiss Chard, Bacon and Poached Egg Recipe from Christina Falco Baldwin of Little Girl, Big Knife Ingredients: 2 large bunches of Swiss chard, sliced into thin strips 1/2 onion, sliced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 4 strips of bacon, sliced thin 1 can of petite diced tomatoes 1 can of..
Baked Oysters with Chorizo and Fennel

Baked Oysters with Chorizo and Fennel

Fennel is a highly aromatic and slightly sweet anise flavored herb with culinary and medicinal uses. Christina used the market fennel and paired it with chorizo and Louisiana oysters to create this innovative baked oyster dish. The anise flavor is a little reminiscent of the famed oyster Rockefeller flavor we..
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe (or Rapini)

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe (or Rapini)

By Christina Falco Baldwin of Little Girl, Big Knife I always get super excited to see rabe at the market. It brings me back to my grandmother’s at Thanksgiving when this sometimes bitter green was a favorite side dish. 1 bunch broccoli rabe, tough, non-leafy stems removed Extra-virgin olive oil..
Little Girl, Big Knife

Little Girl, Big Knife

“Culinary creations of a little girl with big ideas” Christina Falco Baldwin is the little girl behind the big knife. If you don’t know her, you should. We met a couple of years ago and quickly recognized that we both shared a passion for creative cooking and locally sourced food...