Coconut and Quinoa

June 17, 2013

Last week found my trusty assistant and me in the sunny open East Village kitchen of Amy Chaplin, creator of the blog Coconut and Quinoa. We captured Chef Amy as she effortlessly created a meal and its recipe using ingredients she had gathered at that morning’s farmer’s market. The former executive chef of Angelica Kitchen has made a career of cooking (more…)

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Boozy Bundt Cake

February 20, 2012

A few days before Valentine’s day, I made my best bundt cake to date – a boozy, nutty and fruity affair – which only became better with time (my man and I ate varyingly-sized pieces of this behemoth of a baked bombshell two to three times a day for the better part of a week!). After showing it off on (more…)

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A Stew to Warm the Cockles of your Heart

February 14, 2012

There are lots of gorgeous, funny – and very sweet – recipes circulating the food blogs today for Valentine’s Day, including this delightful sounding Marshmallow Cream Fudge by David Lebovitz (which I really look forward to trying), and my pal and colleague Annie’s tongue-in-cheek V Day cookie recipe. While I am a big fan of desserts, and almost exclusively bake, (more…)

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A post-holiday confession (and Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread recipe)

January 7, 2012

This Christmas found yours truly wanting to spice things up with a holiday bundt cake, using a recipe my mother had recently made with great success from one of her Gourmet magazines. After the yearly ritual of going to see my favorite holiday window displays at Bergdorf’s and Tiffany’s, two winning examples of which you can see here: a bundt (more…)

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Recipe – Panzanella

September 20, 2010

As summer draws to an end and the evenings start too cool, I am reminded of one of my favorite pastimes:  outdoor dining.  When visiting my friends Betsy and Drew in London last month, I had the pleasure of eating Panzanella with them in their garden.  We were joined by Liz, my gallerist who also happened to be visiting from (more…)

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The Babin-Wolfson kitchen

July 30, 2010

A beautiful cold summer borscht, made  from a New York Times recipe with fresh herbs from the garden.

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