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...]

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...]

Baked Oysters on the Half Shell

Oysters are perfect for a special occasion. I personally love them raw, but not everyone is down with that. But that doesn’t mean you can’t serve them at your fete! These baked oysters are tender and succulent, and get some serious wow-factor from a topping of crimini mushrooms, shallots, white wine, and cream. Dramatically … [Read more...]

Baked Grits with Mushrooms and Gruyere

When purchasing grits, it's best to look for stone-ground organic grits.  Not only will they be better for you (nothing worse than GMO commodity grains), but they will also have a true corn taste and toothsomeness that you won't find from the instant stuff.  You can also use polenta in this recipe in place of actual grits, … [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...]