June 8th, 2012

Summer’s Hum

Summer’s hum can be heard beneath the more resonant cries of spring. And it’s only getting louder. Showers of rainfall and cherry blossoms both have readied the soil, and the seeds of summer have started to take root. We are less than two weeks away from the longest day of the year and the accompanying […]

May 25th, 2012

Matzo in May?

Memorial Day is hot on our heels. Summer has been seeping into our wet spring weather in bits and spurts, but will be playing for keeps in just a matter of weeks. That means beach days, air-conditioning and matzo ball soup? Actually, yes. Matzo is seasonally malleable and a perfect conduit for summer’s essential flavors: […]

May 2nd, 2012

Mayo de Mayo

There’s something about spring that makes me want to make mayo. Not the processed food dreck that for some god-awful reason doesn’t require refrigeration and can sit on supermarket shelves for years at a time, but the fresh, wet, eggy, almost pudding-like mayonnaise that the Italians call aioli. Mass-produced and homemade mayo share nothing but […]

January 23rd, 2012

Warming Wilted Spinach Salad

Exciting stuff! Before moving to Boston I shot an online commercial for a copper-bottom cookware company called Anolon. Hard at work at a studio loft space in Brooklyn, we transformed our Hasidic digs into a California kitchen replete with all the trappings of a romantic, organic, date night dinner for two. On the menu was […]

Everyone has their own traditional New Year’s foods. Some swear by black eyed peas, but as a devout Yankee, I never quite got the hang of them (though heaven knows we could all use a bit of luck at the start of a new year). Goose is ever-popular; if we’re going to get symbolic, I’d […]

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