Category: Entertaining

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

My entire family is addicted to Chinese food.  For my husband and me, it’s just in our blood after growing up in NYC. We grew up eating crispy Peking duck served with fluffy pancakes; dumplings of all varieties; and perfectly browned, crispy scallion pancakes. Our older […]

Changemaker Series: Culinary Team Building Pioneer Suzen O’Rourke And Her Go-To Tomato Appetizer

Changemaker Series: Culinary Team Building Pioneer Suzen O’Rourke And Her Go-To Tomato Appetizer

My featured Changemaker is Suzen O’Rourke who is a pioneer in the field of culinary team-building and founder of a cooking school Cooking by the Book (or “CBTB”) in New York City. Suzi (as many call her) is also a dear friend and mentor. Suzi is one […]

Muffuletta

Muffuletta

The Muffuletta is one of the greatest sandwiches ever created, yet sadly many have never heard of it. The Muffuletta is a New Orleans classic, created in 1906 by a local grocery owner named Salvatore Lupo. Lupo, an attentive man, watched as Sicilian farmers would come […]

Summer Fruit Platter

Summer Fruit Platter

I love Summer! Summer is the season for abundant fruit selection. From grocery stores to farms stands, gorgeous, flavorful enticing fruit surrounds us. Just looking at the bountiful selections makes me feel healthier. I have blogged about how to make an irresistible winter fruit platter. Here, some of the […]

Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare

I could live on tuna tartare. Seriously, straight up or on a cracker, I love the stuff.  If you know me at all, you know I order tuna tartare–or any kind of variation of it–almost everywhere I go no matter what the season. In all […]

Homemade Gravlax With Honey-Mustard Dill Sauce

Homemade Gravlax With Honey-Mustard Dill Sauce

Gravlax is a huge favorite of both mine and my husband. Honestly, I prefer to eat salmon like this or sashimi-style rather than cooked. The most common question I’ve heard about gravlax is how it is different from smoked salmon?  Being a New Yorker (yes, […]