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I opened Lidia Bastianich’s “Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking” (which is the most incredible Italian cookbook I’ve ever owned), and I was ready to prepare one of her chicken dishes. Instead, a few of her recipes inspired me to try something of my own with a few of the ingredients I have in my fridge. The result was a scrumptious, well-rounded, delightful chicken and…Continue
I’ve been trying to figure out why it holds such an important place in my life. Yes, I love to eat. I really do. Figuring out what I’m going to eat next occupies a disproportionate amount of my time.
But it’s more than that. Food brings people together in a very personal way. And a home cooked meal is no less than an extension of the person who…Continue
Adam and I were perfecting our craft. For Valentine’s Day I got him a special ice tray that made large, angular cubes. We found deliciously spicy Bloody Mary mix at Whole Foods. The ratio of bourbon to sours to fruit in our Old Fashions was superior. We got a Soda Stream for a wedding gift, and suddenly cocktail night (or cocktail Sunday afternoon, as the…Continue
Fall has finally arrived in NYC. And while we wait for our apartment building to turn on the heat, my family has had to resort to primitive measures to stay warm. Soup soup soup.
This recipe is easy and yummy and perfect for a quick lunch while you’re trying to wrangle kids and get out of the house to enjoy the foliage. It hits the spot when you’re craving…Continue