Q&A with Gail Simmons on Sous Vide Cooking!

Sous Vide cooking is something I've never tried before. I've heard the term tossed around here and there but mostly by professional chefs. Never by the hobbyist home cook. However, I recently attended an event by Chef Steps where Gail Simmons introduced me to an entirely...

Clams and Linguine with Manzanilla Sherry

Sun, wine, and seafood. Those have been staples so far in my summer this year. I never used to cook seafood because I was always scared I'd ruin it or overcook it but this year my confidence is a little higher in the kitchen and...

Easy Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Dip

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] I tend to gravitate towards colorful and vibrant foods/dishes. This one is definitely anything but colorful. However, you know how they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover? This is a prime example. In this...

Heart Shaped “Bee Sting” Mini Pizzas

New York has received high praise for its pizza. Some say it's the water. I think it has a lot to do with the interesting creatives that know no bounds when it comes to trying new things. One of my favorite pizza places here is...

The Perfect Brunch Dish: Shakshuka

I first learned about Shakshuka a few years back while I was browsing through an issue of Saveur. Shakshuka, a popular dish in Israel, is a hearty dish made with eggs and tomato sauce . When I saw the recipe in Saveur, I was mesmerized by...

Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue

One of my favorite things about summer is being able to cook outdoors. It's hard to cook outdoors in the city so I take full advantage of it whenever I head home to NJ on weekends. This past weekend was father's day weekend and my...

Olive and Red Bell Pepper Tapenade

I think I'm aiming for the title "Crostini Queen" over here. There are a handful of crostini recipes already on the blog such as the peach crostini with roasted blueberries and the beet and goat cheese crostini but I still just can't seem to get enough of these little...