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 […]

Mother’s Day is just days away, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been getting a barrage of emails touting the perfect gifts for Mom. Sales on everything from perfume sets to pots and pans, spa treatments to sparkling tennis bracelets, have invaded my inbox. My Mamma deserves every bit of indulgence after the drama […]

Spring has officially arrived at our doorsteps, and the anticipated rain has come knocking. I can deal with wet, but it’s the promise of more snow that’s got me mad. I have no doubt that we will be sporting freshly painted toes and sipping on brown-bagged bottles of beer in the sunshine soon enough. City […]

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