Hungry in Brooklyn – Pumpkin

It’s almost Halloween which means pumpkins are at their peak!  On this episode we head to New Jersey to visit Phillips Farms, where farmer Marc Phillips shows us the different varieties of this scrumptious squash.  Then we head over to Franny’s in Brooklyn (one of my favorite restaurants) for Chef John Adler’s pumpkin … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Cooking with Wine

It’s no secret that I love wine.  I love it.  And I love cooking with it - particularly red wine - not just because it gives me an excuse to drink WHILE I’m cooking but because the flavors are perfect for braised meats and stews.  Now that there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to dust off the dutch oven and and get cooking … [Read more...]

NYC Food and Wine Festival: Thrillist’s Bacon and Blues Party

Our good friends over at Thrillist threw their second annual Bacon and Blues party last night as part of the NYC Food and Wine Festival. Since Bacon is one of my favorite food groups (right up there with cheese, chocolate, and pickles), I couldn’t pass this one up. The event was hosted by celebrity chef Todd English of … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Beets

Beets are a funny vegetable, and can be intimidating enough even for the savviest of home cooks.  Most of us think of the bright red beets, but there are actually many varieties and they're all slightly different in flavor. One thing is certain, beets are always sweet and delicious when roasted, and armed with some … [Read more...]

Mackerel Ceviche

Ceviche is something I always order when I’m out but I have never bothered to make it because it seemed so fancy I figured it was difficult.  Well guess what?  It’s not.  One trip to Yerba Buena made me realize that ceviche is one of the most elegant & easy dishes you can possibly make.  Check out the video below and … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Kale

Kale is absolutely delicious - it's full of vitamins and minerals and it's amazingly nutritious. And while it's popping up on menus everywhere in the form of the Kale Salad - there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the benefits of this superfood. On this episode, we stop by Eagle Street Rooftop Farm where farmer Annie Novak … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Pork Shoulder

No ifs, ands or butts about it— pork shoulder is delicious and succulent.  Pulled Pork is actually incredibly easy to make, and can perfect for feeding a crowd!  On this episode of HiB, we stop by the The Meat Hook to get a lesson in all things pig from butcher Sara Bigelow. Then, we head over Brooklyn's favorite barbecue … [Read more...]

Why I love Summer: Reason #1

If you’re like me, sometimes you get a hankering for food from the Brooklyn Flea mid-week, and Saturday just won’t come soon enough. But now you can get all your Flea faves in Williamsburg!  Last night, my friends and I filled our thermoses with prosecco and headed to Summer Screen in McCarren Park for Romeo and Juliet.  It … [Read more...]

Sauteed Swiss Chard

While the weather’s still cool, you’ll find that the swiss chard at the farmers’ market is as delicious as ever. Watch here as I visit Westville East and the Union Square Greenmarket to learn more about this lovely leafy green. Then I head into the kitchen to make my own version of sauteed swiss chard.  It’s so easy, anyone … [Read more...]

Local Expert: De Wine Spot

When De Wine Spot opened in 2007 down the block from my apartment, I was ecstatic. At that time, the only places to get wine in my neighborhood were of the Yellowtail-behind-bullet-proof-glass variety. Two and a half years later, De Wine Spot’s glowing green lights beckon - my path to tomorrow’s hangover is that much … [Read more...]