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In my early days as a restaurant cook, I had nightmares about breakfast. Not about consuming it, but preparing it. That fear had less to do with my hatred of waking up early and more to do with my anxiety over poaching eggs. “Ordering! Five more eggs Benedict!” the expeditor would scream, and I’d crack 30 eggs into the poaching water, hoping 20 of those would turn out edible. Though it took a while before I got my rhythm down, once I did, I became a ... Read More
Some people may roll their eyes at the thought of vegan cuisine, because they immediately think of these three things: The granola guy who brings his kitchen-sink salad in a mason jar to the office, or that friend who never wants to try new restaurants because there is no vegan option, or the Soul Cycle lady who is only a vegan for bogus dietary reasons. The vegan stereotype can assume many different forms, but at the end of the day, the rise of Veganism has ... Read More
If you don't know Alex Guarnaschelli, or you do but never knew that was how to spell her name, let's take a minute to appreciate this deeply passionate foodie. Guarnaschelli is (in my humble and totally love-struck opinion) the greatest lady chef on food television, and believe me, I have watched a lot of food television.  Just watch this video: She talks about food like none other. Seriously, every time she opens her mouth about food she is ... Read More
(An actual photo of me after this weekend, wonky eyes included.) We need to talk about Sally’s Baking Addiction. If you haven’t heard about her fabulous food blog, all you need to know is that it’s a treasure trove of recipes that will make your life a little better. Why? Because Sally McKenney is a genius, and everything, and I DO mean everything is delicious, and as far as I’ve tried, all the recipes leave nothing to be desired. As a ... Read More
A great cheese board is a harmony of textures and flavors, and though I have added expertise from my years as a cheesemonger at the legendary Murray’s in N.Y.C. (murrayscheese.com), any layperson can navigate the offerings at their local shop—just follow some simple guidelines.  Choose three, five, or seven different cheeses (odd numbers are more visually appealing) and buy between half an ounce and one ounce per person, depending on how hungry ... Read More
Growing up, I thought the only way to make hot chocolate was to pull a packet out of the box, add hot water (or milk), and stir. Making it “gourmet” meant adding marshmallows—the large ones, since my mom was too cheap to splurge on the mini kind. I only found out hot chocolate could be made another way by accident. After making myself sick gorging on Halloween candy, I decided to try another method of ingesting my bounty, so I melted a cut-up Hershey bar in ... Read More
Get down with a delicious and super-easy festive shindig that revolves around our favorite C-word Want to host a holiday gathering but don’t want to stress over constructing tiny quiches, cutting up pounds of crudités, or buying a crap-ton of gifts? Here’s a party that involves minimal effort, costs hardly anything, and lets everybody go home with goodies: a cookie swap. All you have to do is make a couple dozen cookies and tell each guest to do ... Read More
  I don’t really put too much stock in New Year’s resolutions. But there’s something about January that makes me wanna clean up my act and brush up on some life skills. This year, my thoughts went to takeout. The truth is, I order too much of it. When I’m tired and stressed and hungry and yes (sometimes) lazy, the siren song of Seamless feels almost irresistible. But asking someone else to cook my food all the time isn’t an ideal ... Read More
Possibly the most adorable scientist of all time (not an exaggeration), tiny Elise wanted to grow some vines on potatoes, and ended up with a foolproof pro-organic argument instead. And her video is way more enjoyable than Food Inc.Watch as she tells us why "wimpy little vines" from sweet potatoes are totally lame, and organic food is where it's at. The adorable is greatly increased by the fact that she did the experiment with her Grandma. Who needs ... Read More
Well if there is one positive outcome out of this whole Polar Vortex thing, it’s that I’ve perfected a recipe for a delicious Rum Hot Toddy. It is the perfect night cap for a chilly evening. It's not too boozy and has no caffeine, so you can easily fall asleep and dream of coconut trees and beaches. I’m not a fan of whiskey, which is more traditional for a toddy, so of course you can substitute that or brandy for the rum, but this Kraken spiced ... Read More
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