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Pueblan Pork with Blueberry Mole

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

People frequently disregard fruit in non-dessert preparations; and yet, it can provide the perfect, nuanced counterpoint to one-note ingredients like proteins. Especially when said pork or chicken comes draped in the complex Mexican sauce known as mole — a combo chocolate, seeds, spices and herbs, which similarly toes the line between sweet and savory. We think you’ll agree that blueberries add an especially compelling element to the dish; providing a sort of reduced, syrupy earthiness that’s as intoxicating as a splash of red wine!

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All-American Korean Kimchi Stuffing: And Other Contemporary Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

The average New Yorker’s diet is nothing if not diverse, so why should we abandon our international aesthetic for Thanksgiving? Here’s a very untraditional and delicious stuffing & green bean casserole recipe to sink your teeth into…

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

Corn is our hands-down favorite summer veggie. Ice cream is undoubtedly our favorite summer dessert. So what happens when you marry the two together? You get the ultimate summer dish! Featuring crumbly corn cakes cradling naturally sweet scoops of corn-infused dairy, this fabulous recipe puts your everyday ice cream sandwich to shame…

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Thai-Style Soft Shell Crab Salad

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

Soft shell crabs are one of those items we can’t help but order when we’re eating out, but rarely consider actually preparing at home. But as long as you let your fishmonger do the cleaning, believe it or not, they’re a total cinch to cook…

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve (& Day) With These Delicious, Oyster-centric Recipes

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

If you’re partying at home on New Year’s Eve (and then sleeping off your hangover on New Year’s Day), you have two, very different meals to plan. Leading up to midnight, you’ll need to supply your guests with elegant appetizers, and oysters are always your best bet; which is why we’re sharing our favorite recipe for delicious, bite-sized Oyster Vol-au-vents…

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Say “Feliz Navidad” with this Festive Mexican Xmas Recipe

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 in Christmas Eats, Recipes

We tend to get caught up in the same old culinary traditions come Christmas, but instead of preparing that tried-and-true ham (or turkey, or goose, or lasagna or what have you), why not take a page from Mexico, by adding one of their most festive dishes to your holiday table?

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Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers with These Sweet and Savory Recipes

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

Thanksgiving leftovers tend to lose their allure shortly after the holiday ends. So how do you repurpose various dishes into something you’d actually want to eat, without dedicating another day’s worth to slaving away in the kitchen…

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Grilled Seafood Salad

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in Recipes

There’s really nothing you couldn’t (or shouldn’t) throw on the grill come summer, and seafood is very much included! So instead of defaulting to steaming your seasonal shellfish, throw hearty specimens like calamari, shrimp and sea scallops directly over the flame, to add a seriously smoky element to this delicious, lemon and herb-dressed salad!

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Red, White and Blueberry Pork Buns

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Recipes

Fourth of July-themed food can be undeniably cheesy, but we’ve got a great way to embrace the red, white and blue color scheme (and no, we’re not talking about whipped cream-frosted, berry-decorated sheet cake). Our fluffy, snow-white Chinese steamed buns are glazed with a spicy, blueberry-sriracha sauce, and topped with ribbons of crunchy red cabbage, for a fabulous party dish that’s totally holiday appropriate, yet entirely unique!

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Special Holiday Side Dishes: Sweet Potato and Gruyere Gratin

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Recipes

We genuinely enjoy cooking. But when it comes time for our family to divide Thanksgiving duties, we somehow always get stuck with sweet potatoes. That’s why, each year, we take great pains to devise exciting, totally adult preparations for sweet potatoes, and one of our favorite inventions thus far is this utterly elegant Gratin…

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Tandoori-Style Thanksgiving Turkey with Cranberry Chutney

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Recipes

While Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey, and it makes an striking centerpiece for the holiday table, let’s be honest here — Turkey isn’t exactly the most flavorful bird. Sure, it’s tasty smothered in gravy and cranberry sauce, or layered into the perfect bite along with stuffing and mashed potatoes, but on its own, turkey can be dry and bland. Well, not this bird. Given the Indian treatment with aromatic, sweet and savory spices, and marinated overnight in a flavorful, moistening blend of yogurt and mustard oil, this Tandoori-style turkey will be the talk of your Thanksgiving feast!

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Portuguese Clam Roast

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 in Recipes

Classic summer clam roasts are often associated with the salt water-kissed shores of New England, but did you know that the dish was largely influenced by immigrant, Portuguese fisherman? No wonder it’s so often augmented by hunks of linguica sausage or chorizo! That’s why we’ve upped the Spanish quotient even further with our recipe, by adding in tender salt cod, a squirt of piri piri (Portuguese hot sauce), and a smattering of aromatic smoked paprika…

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Grilled Red, White and Blueberry Cobbler

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Recipes

A Fourth of July celebration spent at home invariably involves the grill. So why not keep it burning, long after you’ve polished off your stash of hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks? Believe it or not, this highly patriotic, Red White and Blueberry dessert can actually be baked right over the coals. So forget about overheating your house by turning on the oven, and spend the entire holiday happily tending the barbecue in your (or someone else’s) backyard…

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Mother’s Day Crab and Asparagus Quiche

Posted on May 9, 2014 in Recipes

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, and if you haven’t made your restaurant reservations yet, it’s not too late to do something thoughtful for Mom. And what could be sweeter than baking up a delectable brunch dish yourself…

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Perfect for Passover Matzoh Lasagna

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Recipes

It can be difficult to get jazzed about eating a unleavened diet for all eight nights of Passover, centered around the dry, brittle crackers known as matzoh. That’s where this recipe for Matzoh Lasagna comes in, which cleverly transforms the somewhat flavorless flatbread into the perfect noodle substitute for one of our favorite Italian dishes!

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Wild Mushroom Stew

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Recipes

Stew is a generally a great go-to for home cooks during winter —simply throw bits of meat from the freezer and odds and ends from the fridge into an oversized pot, and forget about them for hours at a time. But the best thing about this stew is that it will actually appeal to vegetarians (and non-vegetarians!) alike, made with a hearty mix of cultivated and wild mushrooms, chewy ribbons of kale, and nutty brown rice or barley.

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Baked Butternut Squash Arancini

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Recipes

What’s not to love about the addictive Italian bar snack, Arancini? Literally translated to “little oranges,” the crispy, golden rice balls boast a melting exterior of creamy Arborio or leftover Risotto, often studded with savory ingredients like Prosciutto, Peas or Cheese.

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Cheesy Cherry Lambic Fondue

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Recipes

It’s New York Beer Week, which gives us a fantastic excuse to ingest suds as often as possible over the next seven days. And what better way to incorporate them than in a fantastically gooey and decadent cheese fondue? But we’re not talking about your standard cheddar and ale combo. We’re taking a cue from the traditional Swiss recipe, flavored with white wine and kirsch (cherry brandy), by swapping in cherry lambic, a fruity, Belgian-style beer!

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“Go for the Gold” Russian Beet Borscht

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Recipes

We’re all about rooting for the home team during the Olympics, but something about the celebrations in Sochi really have us craving Russian food. And what could be a better antidote to the endless string of NY snowstorms than a bright red bowl of steaming Beet Borscht?

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Chocolate Red Wine Torte

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Recipes

Red wine and chocolate tend to play a starring role in most Valentine’s Day celebrations, and not just because they’re so totally yummy. It’s because they’re both believed to be edible aphrodisiacs — red wine contains resveratrol (which helps boost blood flow), and chocolate is full of seratonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal…

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