Margherita Pizza + Homemade Dough

As parents of a 14-month-old, Raphael and I have found that dinner means something very new, very different than it ever has before.  A once leisurely and relaxing part of our day has turned into a race to make whatever we have on hand--and quickly.  Our main focus is feeding Baby Girl, picking up her sippy cup that hits … [Read more...]

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder: An Easter Recipe

If you are entertaining this Easter, you'll want a dish that can wow your guests that doesn't require a lot of work once they arrive. That's why I'm always a fan of slow-roasted meats since all the work is done in the oven while you take care of other things (or in my case sleep since I am a fan of roasting overnight)! And … [Read more...]

Skate w/ Lemon, Butter & Capers

Skate is a delicious fish in the ray family.  The meat is tender, flaky, and mild in flavor much like that of other white fish such as flounder or sole.  The best part is, it's usually very inexpensive, and super easy to make.  Click here to watch me demonstrate how to make this elegant dish on our Season One Finale of HiB. … [Read more...]

Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese & Arugula

Beets are an amazing vegetable - they store really well in a root cellar and because of that, are available virtually year-round at your local farmers' market. They're also really good for you!  On a recent episode of HiB, Chef Cal Elliott of Rye made us a Beet Ravioli that was by far the best beet dish I had ever tasted. … [Read more...]

Mushroom Tacos

Recently on Hungry in Brooklyn, we were lucky enough to get a lesson in taco making from the very talented Chef Ivan Garcia of Mesa Coyoacan.  Armed with a new confidence in Mexican cooking and a tortilla press, I set out to create the perfect do-it-yourself Mushroom Tacos.  These tacos make a delicious hearty vegetarian … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey

On Thanksgiving, your turkey is the main event.  And let me tell you, there's nothing better than a Heritage Breed Turkey.  Most of the turkeys bred in this country are of the broad-breasted white variety because - you guessed it - they have a lot of breast meat.  Not to mention the fact that they're injected with all sorts … [Read more...]

Pulled Pork

Slow-roasted meats are not only super easy, they're excellent make-ahead dishes that can certainly feed a crowd.  On a recent episode of HiB, we got the low-down on all things Pork Butt.  Use this easy and delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches, serve alongside mashed potatoes, or make BBQ pork tacos - just a few … [Read more...]

Kale Salad with Apples, Dried Cherries, and Pepitas

I have to apologize for being so MIA over the past two months.  I was busy working on a new Off-Broadway show called Hereafter Musical.  The amazing run just ended - and I really got into my character as a pregnant woman - I decided that I would eat for two in Theatre 80’s food rich neighborhood of the East Village.  Let’s … [Read more...]

Baked Eggs in Cast Iron

As you may have read in posts past, my mom is a huge influence on my food philosophy,  so I decided to create the perfect breakfast to honor her this Mother's Day.   Need a great gift idea for a Mother’s Day?  Why not buy your mom a cast iron skillet and use it to cook up this delicious egg dish? Breakfast in bed, and … [Read more...]

Ramp & Vegetable Scramble

To a chef, the first sign of spring is not a blossom on a tree, an abundance of birds chirping, or even the longer daylight hours. No sir. It's the humble ramp; the first real vegetable of a new growing season - bright green, funky, earthy, and delicious. Ramps are wild leeks and must be foraged. They're in season March … [Read more...]