Posts in RECIPES
CRANBERRY INFUSED VODKA & The Russian Samovar

My first sip of puckery cranberry infused vodka came from one of my many nights at the Russian Samovar on West 54th Street. In this comfortably warm and perfectly bourgeois Theatre District hideaway (co-owned by Mikhail Baryshnikov) you can feel and smell that this place is straight out of the homeland even without ever stepping foot in Russia.

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SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE LATKES

HAPPY 2017 - the year of the rooster and vision board making! There's something to be said for the simple unadorned potato and onion latke, the kind Bubbe used to make. I started making them as passed hors d'oeuvres for gatherings around the holidays and played with ways to change them up because why not? 

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WHITE BEAN AND KALE SOUP

To kick off the start of winter, a hearty & creamy white bean and kale soup will always have my heart. It’s so comforting in all the right ways. Preparing this spin on a French classic ‘garbur’ with a warm skillet cornbread or some toasted peasant bread and melted gruyere cheese can be just the cure for a blustering day.

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MOM'S SKILLET CORNBREAD

Over the years my pantry has become a cast iron sanctuary. Unless I'm running a restaurant, what can I possibly do with 4 identical cast iron skillets? Certain foods take on a smoky hint of the outdoors that just can’t be replaced with cookware like enamel or steel and good ol' cornbread is no exception. The way the cast iron divides up the heat throughout, makes this dutch style of cooking ideal for something like cornbread. 

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PERFECT VEGETARIAN QUICHE

Quiche is quite possibly the perfect dish. I couldn't love eggs more and quiche is their most perfect form in my opinion. When it's tall, silky, and custardy and you have a crust that is buttery and flaky, you could serve it for a midnight snack, brunch, or a perfect dinner with a nice green salad and have a balanced meal.

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Tom Kah Mussels

One of my favorite things to eat, especially when it’s chilly outside, is curry. Whatever a curry's origin, it is straight home cooked food, never fancy and even if you didn't grow up on the stuff, the aroma and the taste of grilled garlicky bread in the broth is enough to make your mouth happy.

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