I hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been fortunate to be extremely busy with work, which is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. Regardless, I’m always thinking of you, and what might whet … Continue reading Cherry Tomato, Caramelized Onion & Herb Ricotta Tart
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
This is one of my favorite recipes because of its simplicity. The sea bass slowly steams in a little oil. The steaming comes not from water added to the pan, but from the fish’s own juices. While the skin doesn’t … Continue reading Quick & Easy Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
I promised to include this for those of you who weren’t able to locate the jarred marinated cheese called for in my Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple, and Tomato recipe. What I like best about this homemade version … Continue reading Marinated Cheese
Did you know that the key to creamy, rich hummus is to use peeled chickpeas? Shout out to the innovative team at Melissa’s Produce! Their peeled and steamed chickpeas are a perfect choice. I used them right out of the … Continue reading Super-Fast Hummus!
Back in the day, and not that long ago, I contracted with World Market to give monthly cooking demos in their luxurious demo kitchen based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I’m not one for self-flattery, but the demos were pretty easy … Continue reading Restaurant Quality Steak in Fifteen Minutes
As we approach week 10 of quarantine, I continue to think of ways to be mindful of food waste. That brings me to the complete and total pain and guilt I’ve felt about my sourdough starter discard. Admitting it is … Continue reading Sourdough Discard, Part 1
When I develop recipes professionally, my philosophy is pretty straightforward; use few ingredients, keep it simple and deliver big flavors. In this spicy, smoky dish from the Punjab region of India, eggplant, onion, and tomatoes are broiled until silky and … Continue reading Sheet Pan Broiling + Easy Weeknight Meals = Big Flavors
Fresh, sweet lobster reminds me of summer vacations with my family in Maine. The memories are still so vivid that if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the briny ocean as we drove to the lobster shacks along … Continue reading Lobster Love!!!
I’m proud of the fact that I grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood. Like it or not, we all lived side by side, for better or for worse. Name an ethnicity, and we pretty much had it covered. From … Continue reading Thank You, Hilda!
Originating in Korea, black garlic has been generating quite a buzz in American kitchens lately. Black garlic is created through a process of fermentation combined with high heat over a long period of time resulting in rich, amazingly black cloves. … Continue reading Test Kitchen: Black Garlic
Our first chef instructor was a man of clear distinction and significance. His list of accolades, accomplishments and credentials was longer than the length of my right arm (which is significantly longer than my left). He commanded the kitchen when … Continue reading The Meaning of the Word “SIGNIFICANT”
I write this first blog with a few good friends in mind (you know who you are) who are in dire need of a simplified recipe to prepare, in order to experience the wonders of how their kitchen works and … Continue reading Cooking, Gone to Pot!