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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
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