Category: Food


Sitting out in the garden is so relaxing that I forgets that I’m in the middle of NYC, well Brooklyn, but still… Preparing to open the garden for the season is one of my favorite things to do. It’s been a ritual of mine for the last 6 years. It starts with early trips to…
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May 26, 2013 0

The Heat is On

It’s been a year since I finished Culinary School. It seems so long ago- I guess years in the kitchen is like years in Hollywood. In my case without the Walk of Fame… My first gig as a chef was a wedding in a penthouse overlooking the Hudson River.  As the bride and the groom…
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July 22, 2011 0

Eat, (Drink), Pray & Love

Eat– June was an all I can eat and drink month! Starting with my recent addiction to the James Beard Foundation dinners, where chefs from all over the Nation present their craft with an exquisite 6-course menu paired with (almost always) great wine.  A cocktail hour with hour d’oeurves and libations such as a Mead…
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June 24, 2011 0

Cinco de Mayo- Arriba Mexico!

Unlikely the popular belief, 5 de Mayo is not Mexican’s Independence Day, but a celebration of its heritage and pride.  During Mexican’s Civil War, on May 5th, 1862, Mexicans resisted and won a significant battle against the French army- known to be the best at the time- in Puebla, before they got to Mexican City.…
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May 6, 2011 0

Meet the Winemaker- Bodegas Carrau

Francisco Carrau from Bodegas Carrau– one of the oldest wineries in Uruguay- presented his wines in an intimate four course dinner at Oak Wine Bar. The weather was beautiful, being the warmest day thus far in the year. A good thing after such a long, wet and freezing winter. Mr.Carrau started off with his Sauvignon…
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April 27, 2011 0

ICIF- Graduation

Graduation night.  I made it!    

June 15, 2010 0

ICIF Week IX- Terrine

Terrine of Duck, Beef, Pork, Lard and lots of Wine!

April 28, 2010 0



April 28, 2010 0


Eighth Week in Culinary School. My lucky week: Panna Cotta twice!

April 21, 2010 0