Poached Pears in White Wine

Poached fruit is always an elegant and light dessert that makes such a gorgeous presentation.  I'm rather obsessed with poached pears at the moment.  The great thing about pears is that they're available virtually year round since, much like apples, they store so well in root cellars.  It's amazing to have a local pear in … [Read more...]

Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

We’ve been back in New York now for about a month but I still long for the sunshine of Miami since it’s dreary all day and dark by 4:30 PM here in Brooklyn.  I’ve tried drinking Hemingway Daiquiris to warm my soul and drown my sorrows, but without the sunshine and ocean breezes, they seem inappropriately fruity.  So I … [Read more...]

Spiced Chestnut Cookies – Gluten-Free

Well the holidays are just around the corner and you have one week and one weekend left to get those Christmas cookies going!  Lisa Ludwinski of "Funny Side Up" decided to stop by Hungry on Spreecast to spread the holiday cheer and give us some tips and tricks for Holiday Baking. She just moved to Detroit and has started … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Fish House Punch

Philadelphia Fish House Punch is a classic rum-based cocktail said to have been invented by our forefathers in the 1700s.  It is traditionally served in a punch bowl, but can also be made in a shaker for individual servings.  Bartender extraordinaire Tim Monaghan showed us how to make this delicious and festive drink on a … [Read more...]

Caffeine Cupcakes – Cocoa, Coffee, & Cola

My friend Michael Cyril Creighton and I go way back - so far back that we dressed up as holiday characters together for our special editions of Best Night Ever at Vh1. Ah, the good ol’ days. But now we each have our own web series, and we thought it was about time for another collabo. Michael plays Jack in his creation, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Locally made, high quality, great tasting. Those are just some ways to describe confections from The Madelaine Chocolate Company. Located in Far Rockaway, Queens, they’ve been family-owned and operated since the thirties, and certainly take pride in both their roots and their chocolate.  We here at Hungry in Brooklyn were … [Read more...]

Classic Mojito

I was lucky enough to travel to Cuba where I had the best mojitos imaginable.  Everywhere we went they were consistently delicious. What made them different than what I had experienced in the States was their simplicity...and probably the Cuban-produced Havana Club Rum.  American bartenders ruin the mojito's reputation by … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ice cream is by-far my favorite dessert, and it’s actually really easy to make at home provided you have an Ice Cream Machine. The beauty in making your own ice cream is that you control everything about it. Buy the freshest cream from the farmers market, the best milk from grass-fed cows, organic and fair trade vanilla … [Read more...]

Plum Sorbet

I bought a quart of plums at the McCarren Park Greenmarket other day - with only two people (and a dachshund) to eat them. I know - that’s a lot of plums but they were so shiny and beautiful and in season, I couldn’t resist! Long story short, they sat on my counter for a few days. I figured that before they started … [Read more...]

Southern “Pepsi” Cake

I’ve never been big into baking:  it’s such a science; and to put it plainly, science has never been my forte.  I like to be whimsical and experimental in the kitchen.  A splash of this here, a little extra salt there, swap out thyme for rosemary et voila, you’ve created your own recipe.  Change too many ingredients in … [Read more...]