Flirting (Cooking) with a Friend
By now you know how much joy I get from sharing my kitchen with loved ones. To me, life comes together over the stove and bonds are formed at the table. It’s why I love to have my many talented friends and family come into my kitchen to prepare some of the best food they know how to make. On Tuesday, August 7th, I had the pleasure of filming a Facebook Live segment with a longtime friend of mine, Chef Mark Strausman.
Bringing Freds Home!
Mark is the legend behind one of the most popular restaurants, not just in a department store, but in the country! There are currently four locations and another being built and three of them are outside of New York City! I’m speaking, of course, about Freds at Barneys New York. And Mark’s released his cookbook of the same name, just months ago. So, in an effort to celebrate this achievement and to sneakily get a home-cooked Freds meal, I had Mark show me how to make a couple of my favorite Freds dishes. Here’s the video:
An Elegant and Easy Weeknight Meal
What I love about both of these dishes is just how easy they are to put together! This doesn’t need to take up hours of your time, and if you pop the crisp in the oven as you start getting your chicken ready, it’ll be finished by the time you’re done eating your dinner!
I Showed You Mine and You Showed Me Yours!
In addition to showing you how to make a couple of MY favorite dishes in your own kitchen, we wanted you to share with us some of YOUR favorite Freds meals for a chance to win a signed cookbook by the icon himself! Congratulations to our winners:
- Sally Swallow and her love of crab cakes!
- Peter Pierce who appreciates a good french fry when he eats it!
- And Adrienne Cooper who loves the NY classic bagels!
Thanks for a Terrific Tuesday!
It takes a team to put these things together, and I appreciate all of the help I received on the day of the shoot!
I’m gracious for the stellar ingredients that made our tastebuds dance, as they always do. Many thanks to Monini Olive Oil for flying in some amazing EVOO, direct from Italy! You know how I feel about that liquid gold!
The kitchen and videos would not have worked as well without our sous chef for the day, my former assistant, the amazing Edouard Massih! Hire him for your next event or photo shoot!
Without the men behind the cameras this whole thing would have just been for my husband Michael, which he’d probably prefer–but you would miss out! So, many thanks to my producer and director Rafael Feldman and his DP, Michael LaVoie from Sohomuse.
Finally, thanks to my branding consultant who helps bring it all together, Jade Dressler.
And another final thank you to my friend, Nicole Miller who provided my fabulous off- the- shoulder red blouse.
More to come?
If you noticed a couple of photos with a different colored top in some of my photos, the good news is that it’s because we filmed another video with a third recipe from Mark that we’ll be releasing soon! So be sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter and our YouTube channel for all of the latest information!