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...]

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...]

Beer-Braised Brisket

This is an excellent make-ahead dish. In fact, it gets better and better the longer it sits. Braise the day before and pop it back in the oven when you want to serve it for maximum flavor. I served mine over Pureed Parsnips, the perfect sweet accompaniment to this salty and zesty beef.  It's important to use beer that's … [Read more...]

Kale & Pancetta Pizza

On a recent episode of Hungry in Brooklyn, we learned all about Kale.  There are so many different varieties: there's curly kale, lacinato kale, red russian kale, purple kale - all delicious and all extremely good for you.  Lacinato Kale (also known as Dinosaur Kale or Tuscan Kale) is easy to work with because of its flat … [Read more...]

Bacon & Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup has always been a longtime favorite of mine.  Add bacon, and it's perfection!  The smokiness of the bacon works so well with the earthiness of the leeks  - and it's all rounded out by the tanginess of the creme fraiche.  This has been a favorite at our Hungry in Brooklyn dinners, and is always a special … [Read more...]

Coq Au Vin

I love Coq au Vin.  There's something so amazing about chicken simmering slowly in red wine - the acidity and the sweetness working together to make the most delicious stew.  While most versions are served over mashed potatoes, I decided to add diced potatoes to the recipe for a one-pot stew that's both simple and hearty. … [Read more...]

Piccadillo

I take Cuban food very seriously, and have been trying for the past six years to make the perfect picadillo. Picadillo is essentially Cuban peasant food - ground beef cooked slowly with sofrito, tomatoes and olives. A dash of cumin here, a pinch of oregano there, and you’re on your way to a picadillo party. But no matter … [Read more...]

Peas with Pancetta

It’s April!  The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and all the neighborhood peeps are prematurely donning summer dresses, Ray-Bans and American Apparel short shorts. But just because temperatures are reaching above 70 degrees in Brooklyn doesn’t mean that our favorite vegetables are ready for harvest.  Lucky for us, we can … [Read more...]