Anatomy of a Recipe I met Chef Mamie Nashide in May of 2015 after enrolling in a ramen cooking class hosted by the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, an organization of professional women in the food industry. I’ve always been … Continue reading Chashu Ramen
Gone, but not forgotten. I was the last Test Kitchen Director and Senior Food Editor at Fine Cooking Magazine until the publication was sold on June 1, 2020. I remember the day vividly. Three months into the pandemic, we were … Continue reading RIP Fine Cooking Magazine
According to the Chinese zodiac, the 2022 lunar new year officially begins on Tuesday, February 1, and celebrates the year of the tiger, specifically the water tiger. Let’s talk about food and the Chinese New Year. I had the privilege … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
Coconut-Lime Braised Black Cod with Sweet Plantains, Peppers, and Cilantro. Continue reading Farewell Forever, 2021
Hoping that everyone had a healthy and happy holiday! Here’s the latest recipe I developed for Art+Cook. It’s a Spatchcock Turkey, seasoned with a dry rub, then made even more delicious by using a shallot-herb compound butter. I included Latin, … Continue reading Roast Turkey, Made Simple
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
I’ve meant to post this recipe for a while, and now that my arm is finally out of the cast, I’m actually getting to it. I’ve had this idea in my head to create a really flavorful lasagna using fresh … Continue reading Ravioli Lasagna with Tomato and Alfredo Sauces
I’ve recently read that it wasn’t an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but a fig. And I fully agree. Few things are as tempting, and in my opinion, it’s one of the most seductive … Continue reading Figs and Their Waspy Secret
I didn’t tell many people, but I fractured my wrist three weeks ago due to a ridiculous accident that I could have avoided had I listened to my significant other’s words of wisdom not to wear my slippery socks on … Continue reading Oatly Orange Sunrise Smoothie
I’ve been experimenting with summer fruit Bundt cakes lately, working with stone fruit combinations such as peach and cherry. And whenever I’m experimenting, I often look back to review what I did in the past. Perhaps to draw inspiration from, … Continue reading Oatly Vegan Carrot Bundt Cake
It’s Peach Truck season! We have been waiting for it all year. And when the truck arrives, my friends and I hoard several boxes of these blushing beauties and gorge ourselves on one of the most deliciously sweet, juicy fruits … Continue reading Everything’s Peachy!
Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad is my answer to that inevitable question that many chefs are asked, “What would be your last meal?” Most definitely, this is one of them. This dish just does it for … Continue reading Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad
Let’s have a serious talk about the intense deliciousness of a saucy baked eggs dish combined with limitless wonderful ingredients, otherwise known as shakshuka. There are lots of variations, but this particular recipe is packed with delicious veggies that are … Continue reading Shakshuka: Tomatoes, Eggs, Eggplant, Leeks, Sweet Potatoes, and Feta
This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours