Latin-American cuisine is not something I cook a lot of at home. I am not quite sure why since it is one of my favorites, but ever since these tequitos and now these ah-mazing platanos, I hope my patterns are changing.I tweeted about how excited I was to finally cook this exotic fruit and my e-friend Olga - from one of my favorite food blogs, Mango & Tomato - tweeted back and helped me figure out how it's done. Thanks, gurrl!In other news, I will be spending next week camping in Cape Cod. The thought of going an entire week sans manicure kind of gives . . .
The Great Googa Mooga festival held this weekend in Brooklyn’s hipster-infested Prospect Park, was the first food festival of its kind. Its goal was to celebrate mostly small, New York City indie restaurants and food stores, among which were: Luke’s Lobster, Baohaus, Do or Dine, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Russ & Daughters, just to name a few. The festival boasted, among many others, my idol Anthony Bourdain, restaurateur and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, Baohaus owner Eddie Huang, writer and major food personality Ruth Reichl, as well as Momofuku owner and overall cool . . .
I happen to love chicken salad. I usually make it with apples, pineapple and/or dried cranberries or cherries. This time I wanted to jazz things up so I decided to add one of my favorite things - yellow curry powder. I thoroughly enjoyed the result and I'm pretty sure I'll never make chicken salad without it again.Curry fun fact? It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And, studies show that it may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.(Yield: 4 servings)Ingredients:1 boiled chicken breast, diced1/2 c finely diced apple (like . . .
As some of you may know, earlier this year, I lost a very special friend. Although no cat will ever truly replace Dasha, I finally feel that I am ready to give another kitty a loving home. And so, I present to you seven-week-old Fred...I wanted to name him Don Draper, of course, but the woman who rescued him already named him and it would seem wrong to change it now.He's still in his awkward, afraid-of-every-little-thing phase, so he's a little shy. But isn't he adorable?! . . .
The recipe for these meatballs is loosely based on Alton Brown's recipe - watch the video. It's quite educational. But the sauce was all my idea. This is one of those recipes with lots of ingredients and several steps so I recommend reserving it for a weekend dinner.(Yield: 18 balls/about 6 serving)Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese1 egg, beaten1/2 c bread crumbs, divided1 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepperSauce:4 red bell peppers2 tbsp olive oil, divided1 tbsp butter1 yellow . . .
I went over to my friend Michelle's house the other night to unwind after a long work day and we decided on the perfect activity - we made tiramisu.I'm not a fan of tiramisu, or creamy desserts in general, but Michelle adores the stuff and she had all the ingredients ready to go. Neither of us had made it before so we followed this recipe.Michelle's awesome photos of the process: We didn't have whipping cream so we whipped egg whites instead. Mascarpone mixture + egg whites Dipping ladyfingers into espressoThen in KahluaDusting with cocoa powderAnd dark . . .
I have been hearing and reading about David Chang and his Momofuku (Japanese for ‘lucky peach’) empire for years. What gave me the final push to actually go and try his food was the fact that Tony wrote a whole chapter about him in his book, Medium Raw. The restaurant's focus is on ramen noodles and Korean-inspired dishes.I ordered two of their most popular dishes. First: the luscious, mouthwatering, absolutely and perfectly divine pork buns ($10). A pork bun is a thick slab of roasted pork belly wrapped in an airy steamed bun, along with sliced cucumbers, hoisin . . .