Chicken Samich


After viewing with dismay the hysteria Chick Fil a and Popeye’s chicken sandwiches caused recently on social media, I felt compelled to weigh in. For the record, I’ve tried neither of these monstrosities as they are in my opinion trash! Cheaply made, junk food for the gullible masses. Is someone a lil bit judgey? Yeah, […] Continue reading

Morning Buns


Years ago I dated a girl who lived in Venice, Ca and one morning she offered to run and get coffee and pastries for breakfast. Little did I know, my life would be changed in just a few short minutes. She returned with the most incredible pastry I’ve ever eaten! We called it a cinnamon […] Continue reading

Holiday Review


Ahhhhhhhhh, the holidays… That time of year! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Kwannzaa to all. Did I forget Happy New Year?  We have a lot of catching up to do. Having finally woken up from my holiday food coma lets review shall we? First things first. Thanksgiving! I had the family over for Thanksgiving […] Continue reading

Foie Gras


It’s been too long since I’ve published a new post because I have been soooo busy, which I guess is good. A quick note: I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding the production and sale of Foie Gras. I have always gotten my Foie Gras from Hudson Valley Foie Gras whom I am […] Continue reading

Terrine, Terrine!


Look at this Charcuterie, courtesy of “Epicerie Boulud” and the amazing Gilles Verot. These are just some of the incredible terrines they offer every day… I’ve never made a terrine ever! But I wanted to try. I found this old Time Life cookbook “Terrines, Pates & Gelatines”, it is the BEST! I decided to make […] Continue reading

Leg Of Lamb


I roasted this leg of lamb yesterday…I saw a ton of them at my grocery store because it was Easter last week and I guess this is holiday food! I’m in, game on! I marinaded the leg over night… Marinade: Garlic Roasted Paprika Cayenne Pepper Black Pepper Salt Soy Sauce Sesame Oil Rosemary I preheated […] Continue reading

Down To Tha Bone


I went to the Chelsea Market the other day and stopped into “Dickson’s Farmstand Meats”, and by chance asked them if they had any Beef shin bones. They quickly cut, and trimmed 3 beautiful bones for me. I soaked the bones in salted ice water over night changing the water 4 times. I dried the […] Continue reading

Turkey Mole


Turkey In Mexican Peoples Sauce Mole de Poblamo de Guajolote The Turkey has been domesticated in Mexico since pre-Colombian days, and Turkey Guajolote or “Turkey in Sauce”, is a traditional Aztec Indian dish. I wanted to do this dish the old fashioned way…No short cuts, no surrender! That being said, it takes a while. When […] Continue reading

Black Chicken


Silkie or Silken chicken is called that because of it’s fluffy plumage. The beautiful black or white feathers and inky flesh make it an exotic and striking bird. I have never cooked silky chicken but I have heard that it is usually prepared as a medicinal soup in traditional Chinese cooking. That’s what I went […] Continue reading