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Category: New York Times

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi is arguably one of the most influential chefs in the world.  His latest cookbook “Ottolenghi Simple” (Ten Speed Press 2108) was just released in this country last week. Chef Ottolenghi has been a frequent presence on these pages and links to his other […]

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

It may surprise you to know that Figs actually do grow on the East End of Long Island And when they are briefly in season they are a treat we look forward to. But move fast or you’ll miss them. Which is exactly what happened […]

Rhubarb Pound Cake from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

Rhubarb Pound Cake from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

Rhubarb grown in greenhouses is always the first to appear in Rhubarb season. It’s grown for those people who simply cannot wait to cook with these rich, red stalks.  So growers rush out ‘hothouse rhubarb’, which is a brighter red, sweeter tasting and more tender […]

Sam Sifton’s Great South Bay Duck Ragù inspired by Chef Dave Pasternack

Sam Sifton’s Great South Bay Duck Ragù inspired by Chef Dave Pasternack

Sam Sifton is the Food Editor at The New York Times.  If you aren’t a subscriber, you’d be astonished at his weekly output.  Sometimes it feels as if his emails come hourly. Daily he extolls the virtue of various recipes that have appeared in the […]

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

When you live in a food town like New York, you discover places all over the city that are worth a detour anytime you’re close to them.  A recent doctor’s visit put me within two long blocks of the Sullivan Street Bakery.  I am so […]

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this?      Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this? Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

I marvel at Andrew’s passion for baking. And it’s at its zenith at holiday time.  It doesn’t necessarily mean Thanksgiving or Easter or Christmas.. It could be Valentine’s Day or the 4th of July.. But I have to say that this year’s output at Thanksgiving […]

Vietnamese Shrimp Sliders adapted from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

I don’t know when sliders took over the world but they’re everywhere. And while they may have started out as mini-hamburgers, now you can find them on all kinds of menus, stuffed with everything from Turkey to Texas barbecue.  Let’s face it, their size is […]

A Revelation: A Roast Beef that’s almost Filet-tender at about 1/5 the cost. And it cooks with almost no effort at all.

Mix together the lettuce and the dressing and allow to sit, stirring            occasionally for 30 minutes.  Drain excess liquid.            This one of those food discoveries like tasting Burrata for the first time and wondering if you’ll ever go back […]

New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas, a delicious way to bring good luck and prosperity for 2012

When I was first learning my way around the kitchen, The New York Times Cookbook (Harper and Row, 1st published 1961) was my constant companion. Its editor was an immensely talented writer and cook named Craig Claiborne. So you can imagine my excitement when, quite […]

A recipe for Clay Pot Pork from John Willoughby in the New York Times

Wednesday is the day New York foodies wait all week for. It’s Dining Out Day in the New York Times.  There’s a whole section to devour.  Restaurant Reviews, a column called “Off the Menu” which lists restaurant openings and closings along with chefs comings and […]

Duck Confit, the easy way.

  While we were making our Duck Confit, we got a call from Andrew’s sister, Lauren, asking us how we’d describe the difference between duck and chicken.  We didn’t really have an adequate answer until we finished cooking this recipe and tasted this wonderful result.   […]

Braised Pork Chops

I love a good braise almost as much as I love a good Pork Chop.  And in a November ‘09 column in the New York Times, Melissa Clark put the two together to create this dish.  If you follow Melissa at all, you know she […]

The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2009 and the Top 20 Worst Restaurant Foods in America

It’s that time of year when everyone comes out with their end-of-year lists. I haven’t been at this long enough to choose last year’s 10 Best Cookbooks. But I’d have a lot of competition out there if I did. Everyone you’ve ever heard of and […]