Caramelized Onions

perfectly caramelized onions

You only need onions, oil, and a whole lot of patience Caramelizing onions is an art, not a science, which is essentially the same argument I make in any instance where there’s more than one right way to do something. (Picture me retorting my mom, who is still correcting my driving: “It’s an art!”) But no matter how you do […]

Lemony Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions

mujadara, Middle East comfort food

This recipe is inspired by mujadara, a simple combination of lentils, rice, and onions that exists in various forms across the Middle East. It’s comforting but not too rich, and it’s fresh and vegetarian without relying on many perishable ingredients. In other words, it’s the perfect meal for the nights in between holiday parties. The […]

Saganaki (Pan-seared Greek Cheese)

Saganaki is pan seared Greek cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes For all the cheese lovers! A simple and beloved traditional Greek Saganaki recipe, made with only two ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes! When preparing a Greek cheese saganaki recipe, the cheese is first dredged into flour and then pan-seared at high temperature, until bubbling, forming […]

Tiny Martinis – Quality Over Quantity

baby martinis "minis" being poured.

Originally published in Bloomberg.com Martinis are the biggest thing in cocktails. That’s why they’re shrinking. Having quietly become fixtures at bar industry events, baby martinis—“’tinis” in bar world lingo—are sweeping into top bars. Among the most striking reason for today’s teeny martini: Even the drink’s most ardent fans think today’s martinis are too big. “About 10 […]

Grilled Whole Royal Porgy

Gilt-head Sea bream, Dorata (Spain); Orata (Italy); Dorade royale (France); Tsipoura (Greece) Most of the Porgy and sea bream that you’ll find at your fish monger will be from a fish farm, but don’t let that scare you. They have a firm, succulent white flesh with excellent flavour. Most porgies are sized for 1 portion but […]

Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad

Serves 1Preparation Time: 10 minCooking Time: 40 min Ingredients 1 small-medium sweet potato (200-250g) 60g cooked chickpeas 1 tbsp olive oil + a drizzle 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp smoked paprika salt & pepper 1/2 pomegranate 1/2 tsp honey 2 handfuls of mixed greens 15g of hazelnuts 25g of blue cheese Sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp honey 1/2 tsp mustard […]

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Active Time:  15 MinsTotal Time:  30 MinsYield:  Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup vegetables, 2 Tbsp. dressing) Ingredients 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1 large eggplant […]

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken

Ingredients For the grapes and chicken 1/2 pound organic red seedless grapes 2 chicken legs 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 sprig fresh rosemary (about 4”), cut in half 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt black pepper washed and dried frisée, for serving (optional) For the pan sauce 1 tablespoon minced shallot or onion 1/4 cup vermouth 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small cubes (room […]

Midnight Pasta

It’s not a new idea, but it’s definitely worth remembering, rediscovering or reinventing. There’s something about pasta, cooked properly, that trumps all the other possibilities. And the smell of pasta boiling is a heady cheap thrill. With a few basic staple pantry items, a true feast can be ready in minutes. Good spaghetti, good olive […]