Greyhound – A Classic Cocktail

One of my favorite bars is in the country is Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland.  This unassuming spot on Telegraph Avenue is known for their greyhounds because the bartenders painstakingly press fresh grapefruits all night long.  The smell of citrus wafting through the air to the sounds of New Orleans-style live music is the … [Read more...]

In Season: Ground Cherries

In New York City, pavement usually prevails.  So we were pretty surprised when we came across The Queens County Farm, a working organic farm in—you guessed it—Queens!  As we were wrapping up our shoot about pasture-raised chickens (coming soon!), our tour-guide and farmer extraordinaire Kennon Kay showed us a pretty obscure … [Read more...]

Hungry in Pittsburgh – Ramps

It’s good to be back! After a long break to recharge our batteries as Hungry Nation went through a transitional phase, we’re back and ready to take on the summer with lots of great episodes. Our first, Hungry in Pittsburgh, explores the humble Ramp. Because they’re the first signs of spring, chefs LOVE them. Though … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn: Season One Wrap Party!

This past Monday night, Hungry in Brooklyn hosted our Season One Wrap Party at the Brooklyn Kitchen to honor the chefs, purveyors, and supporters of the show.  It was an amazing night - Anthony and Angelo from Roberta’s did their magic right in front of us, busting out delicious pizzas all evening long. Salty sweet snacks … [Read more...]

Eat organic, drink organic

One thing I love about blogging is having the opportunity to be part of a virtual community of like-minded people. Enter Mark Walker, creator of WineLife365 - a blog that pairs well (pun intended) with HiB because it’s all about taking the intimidation out of wine. Not too long ago, Mark asked me to write a post for his … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn: Peconic Bay Scallops

Scallops can sometimes be a bit intimidating for the home cook. The bottom line is they’re actually really easy to make and require very little effort, but a little bit of know-how. Our adventure begins in Montauk fishing with the guys at Montauk Shellfish, a fishery dedicated to sustainability and making sure that … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Cooking with Beer

Some of the first liquids that come to mind when you think braising are wine, stock and broth. But we forget about beer - and some may argue that because beer is made from grain (barley/rye) and herbs (hops), it pairs with certain foods even better than wine, which is obviously made from grapes. I’m not so sure I agree … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Grits

I have to admit, I didn’t really like grits before this episode. When Harry at The Brooklyn Kitchen suggested we feature them, I took it on more as a challenge than an ingredient I was genuinely excited about. And you know what happened? I have come to love them. I realized that my only experience I had ever had with grits … [Read more...]

“Hungry in Brooklyn” Supper Club – December 2010!

Last month we had our December Hungry in Brooklyn Dinner Party and it was a great success!  I had every intention of getting this post up right away, but then all of a sudden it was Christmas and I found myself in Sonoma County. I drank wine. A lot of it. Every single day. I got very little work done, and thus I understand … [Read more...]

Hungry in Brooklyn – Brook Trout

Trout is delicious and easy to prepare, but the whole-troutedness might make some decide to pick up a different fish that is skinless, boneless, and filleted into a perfect package.  Well, my friends, you are missing out! Don't let a fish head intimidate you!  Trout is both fool-proof, inexpensive, and sustainable.  On this … [Read more...]