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Back in 1987, I gave my dad, Danko, a mini-cassette recorder and told him to just talk into it and tell some stories. After more than 15 years, 11 years after his death, I found them in a box when I was unpacking in Detroit.  There are over 4 hours of stories that have been [...]

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Excuse the politics.  Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, I think the Koch Brothers are despicable.  Winning dirty isn’t patriotic, it’s acting like a Banana Republic Dictator.  The Koch Brothers represent the “do-anything-to-win” attitude that has made American Politics utterly, insanely and treasonously confusing.  Here are some companies that directly funnel money to these weasels, [...]

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The "Danko Special"

If you’re looking for Danko’s Salad Dressing, it’s here. When I was a young man, I worked at my Father’s Restaurant on the line at nights.  One of the most often-ordered dishes on the menu was the “Danko Special”.  It was a dish that my dad developed — we ate it out our house for [...]

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If you’re looking for the “Danko Special” Recipe, it’s here. This is the House Dressing of the Copper Hills Motel in Miami, Arizona My Dad got his house dressing from Navarre’s in Phoenix. It became Danko’s Salad Dressing in Globe-Miami, and was quite famous in the area.  This popularity was carried up and down Highway 60 [...]

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My Mother and Father were intensely fond of this recipe. I was 6 years old, and we were going to Europe on the Cristoforo Colombo. Dad always wanted to do a “Grand Tour” of Europe, and in 1967 he was 56 and had multiple hotels in small towns in Arizona, was finally secure and wanted [...]

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Maxine's "Slav" Macaroni Recipe

Maxine’s “Slav” Macaroni This is mom’s FAMOUS (at least around Miami, Arizona in the 60′s and 70′s) “slav” macaroni recipe. She would have this at parties and except for the shrimp cocktail, It was always the first to be eaten. Up until now it was only available to the family. Now, if you’re here, well, you [...]

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Maxine Gurovich

The last bastion of unconditional love is your mother, if she’s a good one, and mine was most definitely a good one. Once she’s gone, there is nobody that will ever again give you unconditional love. The only thing left to do is Pay it Forward, to your wife, child and the people that you [...]

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In Search of Carbonara

The bar was set high before last Christmas dinner. We had spent a week in Rome, Siena and Florence at this point, and had driven between these towns, stopping at every espresso bar for coffee, and every restaurant to sample one thing — Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s nothing like what you get at most run-of-the-mill restaurants, [...]

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