How to Open Champagne

Champagne glasses on table

And if this doesn’t work, try opening it with a sabre. I don’t believe that you need an excuse to open champagne, but when you have a bottle of really good bubbly, you might want to save it for a special occasion. Say, an anniversary, date night, or New Year’s Eve, or a Thursday. But opening […]

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

What is The Difference Between Tequila and Mescal?

tequila vs. mescal

Tequila and mescal can be easily confused, but these two Mexican spiritsvary in flavor and their legal definitions. According to Mexican appellations of origin, tequila is a distillate made from blue agave and must be produced in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Mescal can be made from any of the 30 distillable types of agave and […]

Pasta al Limone

Pasta al Limone

YIELD: Serves 2 to 3PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 2 large lemons, preferably unwaxed and organic 2 ounces Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup) 12 ounces fresh tagliolini or other long pasta 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup heavy cream Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Bring a large pot of heavily salted […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

Tsoureki Bread

Two things that make a difference are the high moisture ratio in the dough and the second thing is the use of honey. Both of these help in creating a tsoureki that stays moist for days on end if it is wrapped carefully with cling film. Make sure that you use medium-sized eggs and not […]