Kids Kitchen Lab: The Science Behind The (Yummy) Food

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Master Chef Junior. Kids Baking Championship. ‘Chopped’ Junior. Kids cooking is having a moment.   (Parker and her best friend, Jamie, with me in the ICE kitchens) The shows are spectacularly produced, the tiny contestants are on the brink of becoming sous chefs at Eleven Madison and James and I are sufficiently intimidated to throw […]

Date Night: Hot, Sexy Food!

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It’s been cold- freeze an egg on the sidewalk kind of cold. But that’s a good thing. Because there’s nothing more that you (and we, of course) like to do in these bitter, cold months than cook together and EAT. For three nights this week, we’ve hosted wonderful, warm, culi-curious (isn’t that a great word?) […]

Lafayette

New York can smell a wannabe a mile away. So when chef/restaurateur Andrew Carmellini set out to take over a huge piece of real estate on Lafayette in NoHo to create a modern yet sumptuous “grand café,” no one knew that his big gamble would take over the dining scene and become the “new Balthazar.” […]

Marea

Chef Michael White is a genius in many ways. When he’s not stirring up the boho foodie masses with uni and lardo (the biggest ingredient combo craze since yuzu and basil), he’s taking over the city one fresh pasta dish at a time. And we’re happy. We’re starry-eyed. We’re in love with the man who […]

Desnuda

Walk east of Broadway and step into a different city. She’s younger, not so shiny, modest. Accordingly step into Desnuda, a stretch of fifteen bar stools that promises very little and then feeds you very, very well. The wine bar & cevicheria has no formal kitchen but a an expanse of counter space that turns […]