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Chef’s Summer Recipe: Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini

Pescatore Restaurant Chef Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Josh Kroner’s Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

I’ve been a fan of Terrapin restaurant for quite a long time. Rhinebeck in itself is a culinary crown and for me, Terrapin is its brightest jewel. Chef Josh Kroner has led the farm to table movement in the Hudson … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Joe Marcus’ Heirloom Tomato “BLT” Salad

There aren’t too many chefs who can also throw a mean fastball so be sure not to anger Chef Joe Marcus. Marcus, a Long Island native, was a star pitcher throughout his youth, which earned him a baseball scholarship. After … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jim Botsacos’ Greek Garden Salad

You know that things are being done right when a restaurant has dominated the New York Dining scene for over 15 years. This is the case with Founding chef/partner of Molyvos, Jim Botsacos. Molyvos has been serving authentic, yet high … Continue reading

Top 5 Places to Eat in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal is the undiscovered jewel. Under the city’s grittiness lies a foodie paradise. Keep two rules in mind: First, skip the touristy places. Second, if there are a lot of locals there…you probably want to go there. In this post … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Damion Norton’s Cajun Grilled Mahi Mahi over Crawfish Etouffee and Steamed Rice

If you are looking for Summer Recipes, the best place to find them is where there is proverbial summer. This recipe comes fromChef Damion Norton who hails from Macedonia, SC. Chef Norton didn’t know he was destined for a culinary … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Flat Bread with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Chef Oscar del Rivero heads the kitchens of Miami’s Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospitality Group. Mexican born del Rivero graduated from Johnson & … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana

When you think of waistline friendly recipes, you may not automatically think of classic Italian dishes from one of NYC’s most loved Italian restaurants. Lucky for you Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s (yup, that Patsy’s the one that has been … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Corn Cakes

If you were to ask me for a restaurant recommendation in Sonoma, the first restaurant to come out of my mouth would be The Girl and The Fig. I still recall sitting in their outdoor area, next to a fire … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Susie Singh’s Watermelon Steak au Poivre

There are very few things that immediately bring summer to mind more than watermelon.  Chef Susie Singh of Highpoint Bistro in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tends to agree. When we asked her to share a summer recipe with us, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Karen Fohrhaltz’s Lemon Shrimp Salad

It takes more than culinary talent to keep demanding New Yorkers sated and happy in the summer months. Leave it to Chef Karen Fohrhaltz to take good care of us. Chef Fohrhaltz is a New York institution. She started in the … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Claude Godard’s Fresh Goat Cheese Soup with Escargots

Chef Claude Godard is a member of a very special group of chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This group is very special. Their mission is to “preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development”. … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Patricia Williams’ Fried Chicken

When we asked Chef Patricia Williams of Smoke Jazz and Supper Club to share a recipe that exemplified summer, she told us “Summer food is very special since everything about summer is more relaxed and can be enjoyed outside. Fried chicken … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Pineapple Upside Down Pancake

Moderne Barn‘s Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar was raised in Israel and did quite a bit of travel through the Middle East. This resulted in an appreciation for the food the area and elegant touches of Middle Eastern cuisine in his … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ryan Peters’ Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Ryan Peters’ Recipe for Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Continue reading

Where to Eat on 4th of July in NYC

So the economy got you down and you weren’t able to head to the Hamptons. You also could not bring yourself to hit up the Jersey Shore. You’re in Manhattan, you’re hot, you’re hungry, and you need somewhere to at … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Richard Garcia’s Grilled Corn on the Cob

Richard Garcia, Executive Chef of the Boston Waterfront Hotel,  is known for his modern American farm cuisine. He believes in using sustainable seafood and serves as the Boston Network Leader of Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit network of chefs that works on … Continue reading

Chef Summer Recipes: Tung Ngo’s Summer Pineapple Sandwich

Nom Nom Burger’s Owner Tung Ngo Shares his Summer Pineapple Sandwich Recipe Continue reading

Take a Beercation: Top 10 Beer-Themed Getaways

The best vacation ideas for beer lovers Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Paola Bottero’s Puntarelle Salad

If you were born and raised in the historic and popular Quartiere Flaminio neighborhood in Rome, many would never leave. But Paola Bottero has led a life full of surprises, where time and again “why not” took precedence over “why”, … Continue reading

What is it Like to Eat Bugs?

As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but applying that to Thailand seems a harder task to swallow, especially when you know it’s part of their local cuisine to munch on creepy insects. Our good … Continue reading

Durian is Deadly – NOT!

“Smells like hell but tastes like heaven” and the popular notion that it is an aphrodisiac, the King of fruits in the Asian region that earned fame is known as Durian. Bountiful in the Southeastern part of Asia, Durian is … Continue reading

Fourteen Drugs Found in New York City’s Drinking Water

Water samples taken from three upstate watersheds by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revealed 14 different drugs, and unspecified types personal care products in New York City’s drinking water. The water samples were extracted between March and … Continue reading

Tropical Palate Destination: Puerto Rico

This Caribbean region is home to the most tropical and exotic cuisines which are being loved by many foodies around the world. Puerto Rico is not only gaining popularity for being in the Caribbean Sea, but also its complex tropical … Continue reading

Haru’s Patron Green Tea Margarita

If you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but are no fan of tequila; this cocktail may be just the thing. You can head to one of Haru’s participating locations (Gramercy Park, Wall Street, Broadway, and Sake Bar) and pick one … Continue reading

Peruvian Quinoa Week

NY & NJ PERUVIAN QUINOA WEEKRESTAURANTS You’ve heard of Quinoa, but you’ve probably never tasted it. Now’s your chance. Ten of New York’s and New Jersey’s finest Peruvian and pan-Latin restaurants, have joined forces with the Trade Commission of Peru … Continue reading

Where to Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in NY

For those of you who don’t know it, I liked with Greeks for over 15 years. My mom married a Greek gentleman (didn’t end so well), but we ate incredibly well during that time. Easter was one of my favorite … Continue reading

The 8 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

As part of the Taste Tour of Las Vegas hosted by the Harrah’s group of resorts, a few years back, FriendsEAT co-founders Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena dined at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Blanca characterized Margaritaville as more of a throwback … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Kevin Thiele’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe

Chef Kevin Thiele is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He started working as a line cook at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue in 2004. His talent, hard work, and passion for cooking moved him up the kitchen ladder in … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Paul Simon’s Spring Salad with Bacon-Cheddar Dressing

Chef Paul Simon is New York Beer Company’s Executive Chef, where he’s responsible for supervising and leading the operations of the busy kitchen. As a boy growing up in Florida, he didn’t have much appreciation of the changing seasons. But … Continue reading

Chef’s Spring Recipes: Peter Loria’s Vanilla Maple Glazed Tofu

Chef Peter Loria remembers watching and helping his Sicilian father and grandfather prepare a wide variety of delicious cuisines, as well as his maternal grandmother, a Czech native who was an amazing baker. These influences in his early childhood provided … Continue reading

Chef’s Spring Recipes: Julio Taveras’ PB & J Flauta with Ice Cream

Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Daniel Kenney’s Cape Cod Local Chowder

Chef Daniel Kenney is executive chef of at Cape Cod’s beloved Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Before cooking his creative takes on classic American Cape cuisine at this prestigious hotel, Chef Kenney built an impressive resume at some of the world’s … Continue reading

The Top 38 Pizza Parlors In New York City

To suggest Scott Wiener is obsessed with pizza is an understatement. He maintains the world’s largest archive of unique pizza boxes, and his writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. He holds the Guinness … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Robert Daugherty’s Rosemary and Chipotle Roasted Nuts

Chef Robert Daugherty, at the tender age of 11, already knew he wanted to be a chef someday. He used to hide in his father’s car to work with him at David Copperfield’s, best known for their Monte Cristo. He … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s St. Patrick’s Day Mojito

Andrea Correale is one of the finest caterers in New York. The Elegant Affairs empire she has established had a very humble beginning right in her childhood home, where her mother, Marie Correale, taught her how to design a table … Continue reading

How Smartphones Will Revolutionize The Future of Local Food

In this wonderfully cogent article, Steve Holt argues that technology — specifically mobile technology — is key to the future of the local food movement and food justice in general. (source) In support of his claim, Holt explains how Mark … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Kelly Armetta’s Braised Pork and Mushroom Pasta

Chef Kelly Armetta is the Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Boston. He boasts an impressive resume with over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. His love for food started at the tender age of 14 when he opened … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Patrizio d’Andrea’s Brodetto di Pesce

Chef Patrizio d’Andrea’s passion for cooking can be traced back to his mother’s farm kitchen in Italy. He graduated with honors from the prestigious Aurelio Saffi Culinary School in Firenze, Italy. He has an impressive work experience, with stints in … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Julio Taveras’ Peanut Butter and Fig Ravioli

Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally … Continue reading