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About Hark, Zeke

Hark, Zeke is a Brooklyn based blog devoted to cooking, appeasing the inner foodie and howling the good howl.

The Brick on a Hill

We braved the storm with dark Mexican beer and fish tacos. We never lost power and the bathtub upstairs full of cold water remained untouched, the water completely still. Last night the house felt impermeable. My dad did too. He … Continue reading

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In The Shaded Region

One of my mom’s favorite words was festive. “How festive!,” she’d cry after a particular kind of eccentricity inspired her to buy fifty mini Bundt pans. I’m not exaggerating. I still unlock drawers full of holiday lollipop molds. When I needed a large … Continue reading

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Bringing the Lobster Home

I’ve lost Julia Child twice this year. I finally found her hiding behind the couch. I made sure to pack her with me to Maine. I haven’t found Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom yet but that’s okay. I’ll get back to him. … Continue reading

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Happiness is There

It’s pretty incredible that this is the first year that there are more women than men competing in the Olympics. Every country has female representation. Frank Bruni had a wonderful Op-Ed about women in this moment. In it, he highlighted … Continue reading

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That We May Eat it and Die

I love old gospel music. Two years ago, it rained on Good Friday and Leonard Lopate played the most amazing gospel music all morning (he does this annually). I recently downloaded that playlist (full of James Cleveland, Marion Williams & The Pilgrim … Continue reading

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A Thousand Steps

Ruins are inherently fascinating. During the weekend we hike along the Hudson in Cold Springs and stumble upon crumbling mansions that are tucked deep inside the woods. It’s an harrowing image to think of – entire families leaving and moving … Continue reading

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If Food is Memory

I’ve missed writing here. Where did May go? Mother’s day already came and left. I used to resent my dad’s insistence that I call other family members on mother’s day. This year it was nice to do though. I even … Continue reading

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