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…

Spinach and Chickpea Curry in Yogurt Sauce

It’s allergy season.  It’s also all the seasons every day.  Everyday I spend part of the day freezing and part of the day sticky and hot….or I spend all day carrying around my entire wardrobe.  It’s also the season of being overcommitted.   I’m working every day from about 8am until 10pm for the next…

Radicchio and Burrata/ Arthur Avenue

As the weather finally gets warmer, I encourage you to find a day to visit Arthur Avenue.   New York is changing fast.  Before you know it everything of interest might have turned into luxury apartment buildings and chain stores.  Let’s all slow that change down by giving some time and money to the neighborhoods and businesses that still make New York special.  While you are there, buy the ingredients to make this dish!

Vegan and Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Here is a truly delicious vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe. The filling is seasoned to perfection and silky smooth and the crust has little bits of crystalized ginger.  It’s so good.   It can be enjoyed equally by those without any dietary restrictions at all.  I made this pie last December when our oven…