Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the very best for 2020. I’m so thrilled to announce that one of my recipes made it into Fine Cooking Magazine’s list of Top Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2019! I’ve included the recipe below, … Continue reading One of the Top Ten!
It was probably the very first time we agreed 100% about where to have dinner last Saturday night. Hands down, with no hesitation, we all voted for Chef Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese on the lower east side of New York … Continue reading Mission Chinese
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
No, not Hemingway’s Moveable Feast, but a food moveable feast! I’ve had the great opportunity to be on the recipe development side of Moveable Feast in collaboration with Fine Cooking Magazine. The PBS special has been airing on Sundays at … Continue reading A Moveable Feast
An Outstanding Culinary Career! Read my interview with Susan Stockton, Senior Vice President, Culinary Production at Food Network on DICED, the official blog of The Institute of Culinary Education. Just click on the link below: http://blog.ice.edu/2013/04/24/culinary-careers-susan-stockton/ Continue reading An Outstanding Culinary Career!
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”
My first encounter with this divine grain-based meal happened a couple of summers back. I was minding my own plate at a lazy afternoon picnic, and try as I might, I just couldn’t manage to keep my eyes off the … Continue reading Will You Mujadarrah Me?
Halloween is here! So many kids (and adults as well) are looking forward to celebrating. In just a few short hours, doors will open to a constant parade of monsters, superhero’s, celebrities and demons expecting that much-anticipated treat. Many of … Continue reading Things That Scare Me!
Lucky me!!! Look where I’ve been! I’m very excited to share my most recent special food journey with you. In fact, I’m so excited about it that I’m posting my images before the blog text because I truly believe that … Continue reading Chinatown & Vanessa’s Dumplings
This year, Greek Orthodox Easter (Eastern) and Catholic/Protestant Easter (Western) are celebrated on the same day, April 24. More times than not, the dates for Eastern and Western Easter don’t coincide. In fact, 2014 is the next time Eastern and … Continue reading Two for One Special!
What is Passover? In one word, it’s a celebration! And one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays worldwide. Passover has ancient, historical and spiritual roots that run through all generations then and now, always and forever. According to the … Continue reading Passover!
You must know by now that there’s nothing more comforting to me than food, glorious food. However, being the food-junkie that I am (and it is by all means an addiction), there have been times when I just couldn’t control … Continue reading Buddha-full Buddha Bowl
Do you know what you’re eating? Do you know what’s in your food? Do you know how your food has been made? Do you know if the meat you’re eating has come from an animal that has been cloned? Do … Continue reading Never Too Late!