A Learned Love for the Wild My appreciation for wild (and cultivated exotic) mushrooms really sprang up when I met John Gottfriend nearly forty years ago. A specialty-mushroom dealer in New York City and a founder of The Gourmet Garage, he introduced me to porcini, morels, chantrelles, and shiitakes, not to mention lobster mushrooms, chicken-of-the-woods […]
Spaghetti alle Vongole It’s not just fun to say! This pasta dish is fun to eat with friends and family–like the Italians love to do! Celebrate the flavors of the ocean with this easy and addictive version of some popular seaside fare. Learn from the Best! You don’t need to be a renowned chef to […]
The epitome of the Upper East Side! This recipe can be used on your favorite salad, even if that salad isn’t the Madison Avenue Salad from my good friend, Chef Mark Strausman‘s latest cookbook, Freds at Barneys New York.
A Staple for a Staple This simple accompaniment can be used in so many kinds of dishes, and it’s a staple of Chef Mark Strausman‘s at Freds. If you’ve ever been to the restaurant inside Barneys, you’ll know that they know what they’re doing when it comes to seasoning! So, whip up some herb mixture […]
This recipe comes from Flavor Your Life. A simple way to make your grilled salmon pop! Try it at your next grill-fest to impress your guests!
This recipe is the perfect summer dish! It’s served room temperature and can use any combination of seasonal produce and protein you and your guests would like. It’s a great party dish as much of it can be made ahead and it will make mast everyone happy!
This recipe was one of my favorites! It’s not your typical “diet food” as it’s full of substance and flavor. I love a great bowl for this very reason, and I wouldn’t have thought that I would get to eat such a meal during the detox cleanse. That’s the trick to this program, though–you don’t feel like you’re being cheated out of pleasure while you put your health first!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make and it’s a great option for the kids! Most parents know how tricky it is to have a home full of snacks that are healthy for everyone–this is definitely a great way to do that.
This soup is so easy to make and to customize to your tastes and for whatever is in peak season! If you want to use Swiss Chard, you can–Kale? Go right ahead! Love yourself some spinach? Get your Popeye on! Plus you don’t even need to put it on the stove top, so it can be ready in mere minutes! Whether you need to reset your life, or just your day–this is a great way to get started!
Poke is Hawaiian, meaning “to cut crosswise into pieces.” So, while most people consider it to be a raw tuna dish, you may use any combination of ingredients you’d like–as long as their fresh and delicious!