Dec

04

Quality meats via iPhone

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Steakhouses that become institutions tend to add a substantive layer to any metropolitan neighborhood, just thinking about the way Peter Luger does so for Williamsburg… and I’d definitely say Quality Meats does the exact same for Midtown. A jewel of a steakhouse right before Central Park about 3-5 streets above the theatre district, this spot, […]

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Mar

25

Scungilli Fra Diavolo

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My guess is that most of you have been to an italian restaurant before. And you may have seen a variety of Fra Diavolo dishes. Those ones with shrimp and mussels or what not with spicy tomato sauce. But in my book there is really only one Fra Diavolo worth eating, and that’s one with […]

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Jan

12

Lotus Wrapped Sticky Rice

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Juicy buns have become quite the ubiquitous metropolitan appetizer. I mentioned before that I can be quite lazy, which is why even though I love love love Juicy Buns, I usually refrain from ordering them… Because I cannot seem to hold a normal conversation with my friends while eating them, half the time I’m just […]

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Dec

12

Perilla Wraps

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Now I would like to introduce you to the cousin of Shiso Leaves…Technically both the korean version and japanese version are called Perilla Leaves, but the korean cousin is what you would call a sesame leaf instead of Shiso. I can’t put this flavor into words but it’s a mintier, more aggressive version of the […]

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Nov

12

Slapdash Mexican-Thai Steak Salad

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I just had to share this salad because I am pretty sure you will love it, and it’s one that you can easily prepare at home. Unlike some of the other food content on here, ingredients here accessible, maybe people who read this with a more sophisticated palette might look at this and go, wow […]

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Oct

09

Hot Pot

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Fall food: something hot, satisfying and maybe even a little fatty. It’s true, I tend to eat more when the weather gets chillier. A smoker may wish his paranoia away, thinking, how nice would it be if I could smoke on and on and never worry about lung cancer. For fall I may have similar, […]

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Oct

03

Lobster Roll Redux

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Do you like Lobster Rolls? Yes…? So do I. But today I am only here to use up leftovers. A bunch of green needs to be pulled out because I’ll forget and then a week later they will turn brown. I believe there are a million and one ways to make filling for a lobster […]

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Sep

24

Weeknight Carb Free: Toro Sashimi Salad

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Oh I tell you I try as best I can to keep my meals after 12 pm free of carbs. Lately it has proven to be very difficult, and you know how when the weather starts getting brisk you crave certain things, like cinnamon rolls at 5 pm…And a good handful of readers ask what […]

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Aug

09

One pot wonder: Green Curry

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This is probably one of my absolute favorite meals, and I know I use the word favorite a little too generously but really I’m kind of surprised as to why I haven’t shared this recipe yet. It’s thai food but don’t let that intimidate you, as it’s also one of the easiest things to make. […]

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Jul

25

Korean Tacos

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Okay so Korea and Mexico are different countries but one things for sure, we enjoy a similar style of serving food. A medley of meat and vegetables with some sauce wrapped up in thin shells. So the more technical term here is “GooJeolPan” which is a dish consisting of 9 different sauteed vegetables and crepe […]

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Jul

24

Saveur Dinner & Test Kitchen

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Now I don’t think I really need to ask if people know what Saveur Magazine is. I happened to be nominated for an award in one of their categories, for best recipe, guess which recipe? Crispy Penne. Okay so I remain a nominee (nice name for *ahem* LOSER!) but I did get to go to […]

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Apr

16

Summer Lobster Salad

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The weather has finally switched, or at least I hope so. Last night I hardly got any sleep because my room was a little too balmy….. Of course I am now stocking my fridge with tons of Kale, Arugula, and another one of my favorite greens…Baby Spinach. A month or so ago, two of my […]

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Apr

02

Food for the King

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I am really glad that someone like David Chang has introduced Korean Cuisine to those who may not have been so familiar with it before. I am 100% sure all of you are familiar with Momufuku Ssam Bar and his other restaurants, and some very common things like Korean bbq, bibimbap, or even jap chae…So […]

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Mar

20

Bibimbap

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Second before I started this post, I just had to add a ‘Korean’ section to my food category list. I don’t know why I didn’t get around to it before, but bibimbap is one of my favorite dishes, along with nearly every other traditional Korean dish. (click link if you don’t know what Bibimbap is […]

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Mar

15

Vegetable Soup Dinner

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The other day after the waffles post, I got a comment from a reader asking me how I wasn’t 400 pounds. Don’t worry, I’m not one of those girls who wants to pretend that I get away with eating whatever I want. I sometimes hear interviews from models and they’ll say things like, “Yea I […]

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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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Feb

21

Japanese Hot Pot

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One of the best times for me to shoot is over the weekend, sometimes I shoot during the week too but over the weekend either I prepare meals for my friends or my family and the food I get to shoot for this blog is just a reflection of these short lifestyle instances. I think […]

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Jan

26

Vertical Pregame

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Some fried foods and beer, and ..some friends. Pregaming. But lets take it vertical. Koreans are heavy drinkers, and they have these things called levels. 1st 2nd 3rd level. 1st could be dinner and drinks, and then 2nd can be going to a bar, and 3rd could be ending up back at someone’s house for […]

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Nov

21

Crab Cakes

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A while ago I had a wonderful package of stone crab legs from Florida sent to me. There were two different sizes, a bunch of medium sized ones, and two huge claws, this was really the first time I saw a crab claw so huge. I didn’t know what I was going to do with […]

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Sep

05

Warm Chicken Salad

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Many times when I shoot food for the blog, I go the extra mile (maybe even 10 more extra miles) to label, package, and present the food..sometimes the recipes are complicated and I have an image I want to produce so I go out of my way to get the exact image I want..BUT most […]

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