Pickled Red Cabbage

Yesterday was the last pickup for our Farmshare until the Spring. I was thrilled to receive more red cabbage. My body loves this delicious stuff. My fellow CSA members seemed less excited. We got red cabbage last time and most people probably still had some at home. I got one extra head from the swap…

Making Patra in a North American Kitchen

Last November, I taught a series of gluten-free cooking classes to children with celiac’s disease.  The class was generously hosted in the beautiful kitchen of one of student’s parents.  These parents were amazing cooks themselves, but had realized that their daughter did not want to learn to cook from them, so they brought me in….

A Luscious Autumn Fertility Cake for Sxip and Coco’s Wedding- Hazelnut Brown Butter Financier with Pomegranate Curd, White Chocolate Icing, Fresh Figs, Pomegranates and Honeycomb (Gluten-Free)

This time last year, I was developing a wedding cake recipe for my dear friends Sxip and Coco.  They were married in a forest surrounded by love, golden leaves, and a brass band.  It was a  joyous alchemical joining of two forces of nature. I was excited to make a wedding cake that was bold,…

Corn and Seafood Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew allergy.  Honestly, I’m giving up.    The good news is that I truly prefer the cashew cream here to real cream, and people other than…

Spicy Corn Pudding

I endeavor to perfect my corn pudding recipe every few years.  The quest began when I first moved to Brooklyn in the 90s.  Back then, there was only one fancy restaurant in my immediate neighborhood.  It was called The New Prospect Cafe and it was on Flatbush Avenue, across the street from where the Jamaican Patty…

The Bloody Ceasar/ Sunsets on Gabriola Island

Two summers ago,  I finally gathered my courage and tried a Bloody Ceasar.  I am Canadian and The Bloody Ceasar is arguably the most Canadian of cocktails.  It is ubiquitous in Canada, but I’ve never seen it offered on a menu in the USA (and I’ve lived in the United States for over 30 years)….

Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2018

This was the fourth year I’ve taught cooking at the Run a Luncheonette Camp with Noah Mayer.  Noah thinks up and organizes fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world year round at his school and home school resource center Brooklyn Apple Academy.  The cooking camp is one of many programs…

Jicama and Corn Slaw with Avocado

This was the very first recipe I ever posted on this blog.  The name of the post was “Dinner July 31st, 2010” and also included instructions for making chipotle black beans and frying sweet plantains.  I’m reposting this jicama slaw because, 8 years later, I’m still making this salad every summer.  Also, the original post…

Wine Poached Vegetables served with Romesco Sauce

We begin the third season of the Illuminati Ball this weekend!  If you have not already attended, you can find information here.  We only have three shows this year, so if you want to come buy a ticket now!  Here are some photos from last season, taken by the marvelous Mark Shelby Perry… For this…