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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Cookery

The Cookery’s owner, Chef David DiBari, has a gift of a restaurant located on Chestnut Street in Dobbs Ferry. This restaurant features Italian fare that is beautiful, delicious, and yet not fussy. This is not a typical Italian restaurant – – which makes it so special. Below are some photos of dishes which have been on […]

Event: NY Food Book Fair!

The Food Book Fair is the first ever event bringing together food publications from around the world alongside a dynamic set of events celebrating food writing, reading, and activism. This event will feature well known food-related authors, chefs, artists, publishers, designers and editors. When: May 4 – 6, 2012 Where: Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Avenue at North 11th Street […]

Spiced chicken with ginger, peaches, and onions

  The final dish Ingredients             1 bag (1 pound) frozen peaches, unthawed             2 red onions, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick             Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper             2 tablespoons grated fresh […]

Delicious and great pizza in quick fashion

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Half Pops!

My favorite part of a bowl or barrel of popcorn are what I’ve heard referred to as the “grannies.” These are the not fully popped kernels – – slightly caramelized, absolutely delicious in their crunchiness. A Seattle based company has to come to my rescue with a snack that is just that…. Half popped kernels […]

Spiced Indian chicken in yogurt braise

A dish full of warming spices. This is great served over rice. Ingredients 1/4 cup neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn 1 whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 8 pieces, or any combination of parts, such as thighs and wings 1 large or 2 medium onions, sliced Kosher […]

Homemade Ricotta

Melissa Clark’s NY Times recipe for ricotta is a gift. We’ve already made it twice and loved the results both times. A freshness and wholeness that just isn’t in a store’s container. When I messaged her to tell her I would never purchase ricotta in a store again, she replied, “Yay! Mission accomplished.” Photos of […]

12 Grapes to celebrate 1,000th performance

  It’s a momentous milestone that’s taken 12 Grapes just over four years to accomplish. With “a little help from friends” 12 Grapes is proud to present their 1,000th Live Music Performance!! With over five hours of non-stop music in most every genre. This “Invitational Jam” will feature dozens of favorite 12 Grapes artists. Scheduled […]

Baby artichokes means spring has sprung

Although in the market for a short period of time, capture and enjoy them while you can. Baby artichokes, trimmed and prepared can be cooked simply with olive oil making them into delicious, golden treats. They are fantastic as a first course or a side dish, or an amazing snack. Baby artichokes are fantastic served hot […]

Thai hot wings

This Thai inspired wings recipe is a home run. The finish with fresh cilantro leaves adds the right amount of bright flavor notes and complement the wings nicely. Wings ready to serve! Ingredients 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 pounds chicken wingettes and/or drumettes 10 tablespoons (or ½ […]