TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Recipe You’ve Been Saving “For The Right Time”

We have the bad habit of collecting recipes. Not making them, mind you, just collecting them. Whether torn from magazines or saved digitally, we have so many recipes, we could publish a cookbook series called “Recipes We Never Tried.” Yesterday, we tore from The New York Times the this recipe for namoura, a Lebanese semolina… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Recipe You’ve Been Saving “For The Right Time””

RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

May 10th is National Shrimp Day. We could easily be happy with plate of boiled jumbo shrimp, a lemon wedge and a bit of seafood sauce. But this recipe for bacon-wrapped shrimp, sent to us by Zatarain’s, wins the nostalgia vote. It took us back decades to our parent’ cocktail parties, when bacon-wrapped shrimp and… Continue reading “RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp”

PRODUCT: Schuman Cheese Wizardry

[1] Cheeses aging in the Alpine Room. [2] Fontina in a variety of flavorful rubs, $6.99/wedge (photos courtesy Schuman Cheese).   As food swami Anthony Bourdain has said, “you have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” Where do you go looking for real romantics these days? In… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Schuman Cheese Wizardry”

FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich

Like chicken salad, but trying to cut back on bread? If you want to avoid the bread, croissants and wraps, there’s always a scoop of chicken salad on greens, in lettuce cups, or stuffed into a bell pepper, tomato, or avocado half. But we thought these ideas from Willow Tree Farm add allure to a… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich”

TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Seafood Appetizer

[1] A “flower” presentation from C Chicago (now Ocean Cut Chicago). [2] Scallop crudo with pistachio oil, pomegranate arils and fresh herbs, from La Pecora Bianca | NYC. [3] Arugula pesto and pink peppercorns plus gold leaf, at Sushi Roku | Katana. [4] Briefly seared with fresh figs at Sushi Roku | Scottsdale. [5] Asian-style… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Seafood Appetizer”