Category Archives: Chef's Night Off

Find This Place!

And enjoy some of the best, most creative BBQ anywhere! This place happens to be Fatty ‘Cue. Zak Pelaccio’s latest contribution to the NYC dining scene and his only venture currently in Brooklyn. All the meats are house smoked on … Continue reading

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The Craft of Food Writing: The Madeleine

In the past week I started taking a couple of new classes, feeding my lifelong addiction to education. On Tuesdays, I’m taking The Craft of Food Writing with fourteen-time James Beard Award winning writer, Alan Richman, at The International Culinary Center (yes, where I … Continue reading

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Chef’s Night Off: Tasty Treats

My friend Mimi recently introduced me to a new company that her friend started (Mimi is the pastry chef in the video). They are making handmade jellies, jams, cookies, and other tasty treats using exceptional ingredients and attention to detail (the video … Continue reading

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Wine Classes (not chef’s night off)

I thought I’d try to get back on my regular rotation of posts in an effort to finally ditch my writer’s block. Let’s hope it works! It’s Monday, so technically it’s Chef’s Night Off, but I won’t be having many … Continue reading

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When I’m Not Writing… a Chef’s Real Life in NYC

It has been an unusually long time since I’ve written… I’ve been out of touch more than once, but this is the longest stretch in a while. You’ve heard it from me before… So busy! Working too much! Etc… But … Continue reading

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Chef’s Night Off – Sardines?

When I was a kid, the older grown-ups (the ones that still spoke Italian at home) considered sardines a special treat that they would relish when we kids weren’t around to make faces and sounds of disgust for the oily, … Continue reading

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Chef’s Night Off – Ibiza Anyone?

Personally, I’ve never been to Ibiza before – Not for lack of desire, the opportunity has just not presented itself yet. In the meantime, I enjoy the treats my sister brings back for me from her annual trip there with … Continue reading

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