Pie Dough Primer

So apparently everyone is baking bread these days, and while I feel like I have experimented with bread quite a bit in life (see this; my bread baking has improved since then thankfully), I haven’t actually gotten around to making a loaf.  A part of that is not being able to find any yeast to…

Curry–licious

Curry is amazing.  A warm, rich dish that has so many variations, so many roots in so many different cultures, and is just darn tasty. From Thailand to India, curry is a huge part of the lexicon of flavor; even as far as England (thanks, imperialism), eating curries is a part of everyday life. …But…

Simple Breakfast Biscuits

If there’s one thing I love, its biscuits.  Buttery, flaky, and super easy to make, these little bundles of love are great when stuck inside with not much to do, or anytime, to be honest. This recipe is pretty basic, and for good reason.  When I was doing some research, I found that biscuit means…

Feeling French?

I’ve been hearing some really cool things from my chef friends about what they’re making at home.  Some are going all out, while others are focusing on classics and comfort food.  Either way, it’s been amazing to watch the talented people I know cook from home. A good friend of mine, who is a sous…

Mussels for Lunch

Since everybody is stuck indoors, why not have a nice lunch with the family? One of my favorite things to eat is mussels; they remind me of my mother.  Growing up, I was an only child for the first nine years of my life; so my mother would take me out for girl’s nights, where…

Fried Smashed Potatoes

I love potatoes. In any form really. Mashed, whipped, roasted, fried, stewed – you name it. In another life I was a potato, I’m pretty sure. These little fried nuggets are the perfect little potato – soft and smooth on the inside, crispy little flakes all over the surface. They go with literally anything- burgers,…

Hey, Dutch Baby

As the Nationwide quarantine continues, I’ve asked some of my chef friends what they’re cooking while at home for extended periods of time. One of my favorite things I’ve heard (thanks, Charley!) is a dutch baby. These puffy, popover–style pancakes are amazing, and incredibly simple to make, and will gain you lots of points at…

Preserving Lemons

During this time where everyone is home, I thought I’d put out a few recipes to occupy some time (since we all are having a lot more of it nowadays). I love preserved lemons. The acid of the lemon is intensified yet softened by the salt used to preserve, and the resulting lemons are the…

Recipe: Halibut Croquettes

Using up trim and scraps has always been an important part of working in a kitchen– nothing (or as little as possible)– should go to waste.  Now that I am managing a kitchen of my own(!), I can really help implement this idea. Croquettes are amazing- potato and roasted fish, mixed together to form an…

Spring Is Here! Let’s Make Some Soup

If you Live in New York (or anywhere in the Northeast, I’m sure), you might be as reluctant as I am some days to say that spring is really here.  Least to say, it has been a chilly intro to summer this year, but that’s no reason to not enjoy the bounty of the now-late…