Jack Sonni

Jack Sonni is a writer, musician and food lover, known worldwide as the “other guitar player” in the acclaimed band, Dire Straits. He finds great joy in preparing meals and gathering friends and family at the table.

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Kitchen on Call: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas for the Busy Doctor

The 18- by 13- inch half sheet pan, like a wok and 12-inch cast-iron skillet, is a must-have kitchen item for anyone looking to prepare easy, quick and healthy meals with minimal cleanup. This kitchen tool is perfect for fajitas, a versatile dish with a short cooking time that requires very little prep work. Although…

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After-Shift Chill Playlist for the Busy Doctor

One of the most difficult challenges of a demanding profession, especially one that requires long hours of intense concentration, is being able to leave work behind after a shift. However, downtime is crucial to better managing stress and avoiding burnout. Creating a time of transition, when you get home and before diving into any of…

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Kitchen on Call: Jazz Skillet Chicken for the Busy Doctor

Life for medical professionals is stressful during the best of times. This past year — yes, it has been almost one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began — has been exponentially more so. Despite the extra demands placed on everyone, finding time to wind down, relax and recharge and maintaining a healthy, thoughtful approach to…

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Valentine’s Day Playlist for the Busy Doctor

Like so many holidays and special occasions over the past 11 months, this year’s Valentine’s Day will be different than those pre-pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the holiday that observes love has to be neglected, especially for those working the front lines for so long. Though it’s often celebrated by dining out at a special…

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Orthopedic Surgery Playlists for the Busy Doctor

For me, there’s one simple truth in life: Music makes life better. Whether it’s music to chill, energize, get your feet moving or your hips shaking or to help you focus, as a lifelong musician, it is impossible — and scary, actually — to imagine life without music. I listen to music while pretty much…

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Kitchen on Call: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry for the Busy Doctor

One thing I learned as a single dad raising twin daughters, while working full-time as a marketing executive, was that dinnertime meals had to be quick, healthy and come with lunch-ready leftovers. And the easiest, best way I found to make those meals was making use of a carbon steel wok. While you can certainly…

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Kitchen on Call: New Year’s Eve Bubbles for the Busy Doctor

This New Year’s Eve will be different than our previous ones. It will be intimate and essentially about refuge and reflection as we spend it in solitude or safely celebrate with our own households. Bubbles — champagnes and sparkling beverages — are forever tied to celebrations, no matter the size of the gathering. Picking the…

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Kitchen on Call: Quick Guide to Hanukkah Wines for the Busy Doctor

Gatherings to celebrate the eight days of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, typically center on several traditional dishes, including latkes (potato and onion fritters), sweet noodle kugel, brisket and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). For those who wish to serve wine to family and friends, certain varietals pair nicely with some of the beloved holiday’s traditional dishes. Here’s…

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