Category Archives: Chef's Night Off

Cranberry-Almond Tart

For those of you who, like me, put some things off until the very last minute… or for those looking for a great use for leftover cranberry sauce, here’s a recipe for my favorite fall dessert. Cranberry-Almond Tart  Serves 6-8 … Continue reading

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Tea and Cheese Tasting, Part II

Six exceptional teas, six exceptional cheeses, three passionate experts on the two subjects – the recipe for a fascinating evening. Thank you to In Pursuit of Tea, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Chef Melanie Franks for sharing your knowledge and skill, and for introducing … Continue reading

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Chef’s Night Off: Tea and Cheese Tasting

I’m headed to a new tea shop, In Pursuit of Tea (33 Crosby Street between Grand and Broome in SoHo, NYC), this evening to indulge in a bit of delicious education. My friend Melanie, a tea specialist and chef, is … Continue reading

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Friends in the Spotlight

Tonight is this chef’s night off… would have skipped writing if it weren’t for my promise. Instead, I’m going to give a couple of my friends, old and (relatively) new, the well-deserved spotlight. First, Chef Pascal Beric (one of our instructors at French Culinary … Continue reading

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May’s Top Five

I just looked at this blog for the first time in weeks. I believe this is the longest I’ve gone without writing since I started. Time to fix that. It’s been a busy few weeks, so I’m not surprised that … Continue reading

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A Walk With The Master, Part 2 of 2

Just when I thought I had completely screwed up my chances of impressing Alan Richman (go ahead, laugh!), he surprised me. In the process of his characteristic blustery yet kind-hearted rant about my blatant lack of engaging description in my article, he … Continue reading

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A Walk With The Master, Part 1 of 2

I’ve been taking a class at ICC called The Craft of Food Writing with the infamous Alan Richman. We are nearing our last class and today was my private one-on-one critique session. I’m typically quite confident in class but I … Continue reading

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