lamb loin moussaka

Olympic Inspiration: Recipe for Loin of Lamb with Mini Moussaka

It was while in Hell’s Kitchen that I came up with the following dish, in which a marinade suitable for shish kebab is applied to lamb loin, and the typically hearty casserole moussaka is reworked as

plumcots to be used for food preservation

Summer in a Jar

For ages, humans have applied a variety of methods to preserve food, through drying, curing, fermentation, pickling and salting. But in 18th-century France, Nicolas Appert, a maverick chef, began

english pea soup

Vegetables: The New Stars of the Plate ... Again

These top toques and the hordes of “slow food movement” followers they’ve inspired seem to be gaining ground in one of the most prolific trends in restaurants today: meat in moderation, veggies in

rum runner cocktail for the olympics opening ceremony

Toast to the Olympics Opening Ceremony!

CaipiRio This old-school version of Brazil's most iconic cocktail, the caipirinha, harkens back to a time when honey was the preferred sweetener. Ingredients: ½ oz. honey syrup (mix equal parts honey

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Chef James Dishes: Three Ways to Watermelon

Nearly 30 years later, I still remember digging a small hole in the sandy lot behind our house in Florida and carefully placing the seeds I had saved from a watermelon that my mom brought home from

A slice of cake with red, white and blue layers sits on a white plate

Celebrate Independence Day with July Fourth-fetti Cake

This delicious lemon-almond cake, filled with fresh strawberries and blueberries and layered with cream cheese icing, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The number of steps may seem daunting, and this

toasted almond ice pops

Cool for the Summer: Ice Pop Recipes

In celebration of Popsicle Week 2016, we’re sharing recipes for toasted-almond and coconut ice pops from In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds, by ICE chefs Cara Tannenbaum and Andrea

ice cream cone

No-Machine Ice Cream: Sweet Summer Corn


pastry chef jenny mccoy

5 Things I Learned by Writing Recipes for Home Cooks

In short, I’ve had my foot in both worlds— professional restaurant chef and enthusiastic home cook—for years, and I’ve come to appreciate the significant differences between what we look for in

fried chicken sandwich

The Perfect Fried Chicken Sandwich


flatbreads - photo courtesy of Hot Bread Kitchen

The Global Breads of Hot Bread Kitchen

In New York City, Hot Bread Kitchen is the leading purveyor of unique global breads. Known as much for their social mission—providing job training to female immigrants, many of whom have gone on to

Irish soda bread is a favorite recipe to make for St Patricks Day at this culinary school in New York

What Is Irish Soda Bread?

Some say it resembles more of a scone than bread since it doesn’t contain any yeast. You can find hundreds of different recipes—some include caraway, and others even add eggs. If you ask true Irish

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