Aug

11

“GRILLED” CHEESE….FROMAGE GRILLE

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Can you believe this utter nonsense! I’m taking food photos again. I need the white table. I need strong light. I love non-spotty, uber clean, white surroundings. I love to take photos of what I eat. But it turns out that a million other fellow “fashion” bloggers are taking a gazillion food photos on their […]

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Nov

08

Making the best of it

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With this storm there really was no choice but to deal. By the 2-3-4th day of having no power (I forget which day because the days just all blended into one big blob after losing electricity) I realized there was no food in my fridge! Of course I still had this cheese wheel and bottles […]

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Sep

17

Monk’s Head Brunch

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Now if you are tired of that same French Toast thing on a Sunday morning, you can also try some freshly shaved Monk’s head on mini butter rolls. With some fresh fruit too of course…and some very spicy Grand Marnier soaked apricots…. The only hang up about this cheese is that you will need a […]

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Apr

23

Bar Pleiades

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One constant question I’ve gotten since starting this blog is where to sit down and have a drink in New York City. I am not a seasoned expert at all but my favorite bar right now is in the Surrey Hotel. And there are many bougie hotel bars scattered in the city, four seasons..Plaza Athenee, […]

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Mar

01

4 American Classics, 1 machine

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So it’s pretty clear by now that I’ve made more than enough attempts at difficult recipes, things that aren’t exactly realistic for a person who has a serious job, or someone who has a family, kids to pick up from soccer practice, or for a typical twenty-thirty something that works 9-7 and then goes out […]

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Dec
23

Fresh Mozzarella Video

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Quick Video of how to make Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. This video has music, so if you are viewing this at work, make sure to turn your speakers off before you play the video (if you play the video before you read my disclaimer don’t say I didn’t warn you!). To those of you who …

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Jun
05

Artisanal Pizza

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I had this pizza at a restaurant once and it was definitely one of the most memorable, therefore I had to replicate the same pizza at home. The process of replicating pizza is quite easy, as the process of making the pizza reveals itself to you once you see the completed pie. I know there […]

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Feb
20

Last cheese

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La Casera is not only delicious but a very interesting looking one. When I saw it I remembered this NY Times article about some weird looking Robiola cheese. Robiola = soft-ripened italian cheese from either cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk, but this specific one is made from Goat’s milk. Mind you, soft-ripened cheeses …

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Feb
05

MONK’S HEAD

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The other night I ate the other cheese I brought home from Ideal Cheese shop. This cheese is called Monk’s head cheese or Tete de Moine, its a swiss/french variety. It was made by the Monks of Belleley, a monastery, and many of them used this cheese they made to pay rent. Using …

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Jan
28

Raclette Cheese.

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My trek to the Upper East Side to my favorite of all favorites, ” Ideal Cheese Shop”. Now I know it looks like a lame bodega, with an unimpressive awning. I also know the name “ideal cheese shop” is somewhat boring. However, once you pass this deceiving storefront, you meet a wonderful store of great […]

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