Creamy Polenta with Asparagus, Caramelized Leeks and Poached Egg


I have definitely had brunch on the brain this week since New Yorkers have been going through the scare of a lifetime—for 72-hours we thought that bottomless brunch was illegal. I don’t know how the internet rumor got started, but I’m just glad it has been dispelled. For the seven years I’ve lived here, bottomless… 

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Berry Trifle with Lemon-Basil Curd


Happy Friday Everyone! I’m in a superb mood today because its my wife’s birthday. My friend Lauryn just got a little more fabulous, a little more fun and a little more gorgeous today. And not a day older. I met Lauryn three years ago when we both showed up early to a brunch. There were… 

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Chantilly Potatoes

chantilly potato

I’m not going to lie to you guys… this recipe is insane… its obnoxious… its crazy. But its sooooo delicious.  Its basically mashed potatoes on steroids — richer and more fattening than anyone needs, but so delicious that everyone will want seconds. Last week my friend Carmen (who did an amazing job designing this blog)… 

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Dining Out: Review of 15 East


  Last night my soulmate/friend Julie took me to dinner at 15 East. It was unbelievable. It’s not like everyone hasn’t already raved about this Michelin star recipient, but lets just say I didn’t expect to go to bed dreaming of sushi and wake up having to share the perfection that was my 15 East… 

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Jeweled CousCous

moroccan chicken

Two summers ago I spent a few days in Marrakech,  Morocco on a side trip while visiting Spain. It was July and 110 degrees outside, but the kind people, stunning architecture, bustling markets and delicious food definitely made up for the oppressive heat.  Especially the food — olives, preserved lemons, eggplant, dried fruit, refreshing salads,… 

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