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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Julia Child’s 100th Birthday – Restaurant Week

August 7 – 15: Local restaurants across the country have assembled menus and specials to honor the 100th birthday of our beloved Julia Child. The link with restaurants and listings is here. Happy Birthday, Julia!   Back in the day, Todd & Julia  

Good Beer event – – hosted by Edible Manhattan

On July 31st (my birthday) you need to be with me at NY’s Premier BEER BASH! Location is 82 Mercer in NYC. Featuring pours from over 30 breweries including Brooklyn Brewery, Farnum Hill Ciders, Greenport Harbor Brewery and Sixpoints Brewery. PLUS food from over 30 restaurants –everyone from Gramercy Tavern to Mile End!  

Watermelon salad – – so refreshing

This watermelon salad is bright and fresh on a hot day. It incorporates the acidity of freshly squeezed lime juice, a little salt, and the freshness of mint to contrast a juicy and sweet watermelon. The cayenne gently hits your tongue and is a great add-in. Ingredients 6 cups seedless watermelon cut into 1-inch pieces […]

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns!

Mark your calendar! The very popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is returning! Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the region’s largest culinary event, will return for an encore November 5-1 8. Popular demand from both chefs and diners spurred event organizers to schedule a second culinary extravaganza. “A lot of people have asked for a second Restaurant […]

NYC Food & Wine Festival is coming

Spark up your palates and get ready to support a great cause. Now gearing up for its fifth year, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world. It is the only festival in New York to bring together […]

Mo’s Sticky Ribs – – oh so good!

The chef who makes these delicious “sticky ribs” says, “Anyone you make them for falls in love with you.” I can now confirm that!  This recipe was featured in Food & Wine magazine and is below. I modified my version by browning the ribs first then putting them into a slow cooker on low for […]

Baking with Chloe! Chocolate Swirl Buns

My friend, Chloe, had decided that she wanted to bring some treats into her office. She found a recipe by Deb Perelman of the Smitten Kitchen that she really thought had potential. She came into my kitchen and we made it together. The various steps in the process are noted below. I’ll start by showing […]

Salade Niçoise – – Mediterranean flavors

This is a composed salad that can be taken in many different directions. Traditionally, in the French Riviera city of  Nice, the salad contains tomatoes, black olives, garlic and anchovies in addition to green beans, onions, tuna, and hard boiled eggs. We incorporated potatoes into this recipe which when tossed while warm in the vinaigrette, […]

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