Got Hunger Pangs? Try Num Pang

I get daily emails from Grubstreet, Eater and a ton of other websites devoted to keeping up on the latest in NYC food happenings.  Yet somehow I was unaware of Num Pang, a gourmet bahn mi shop, with several locations around the city.  Fortunately, when I picked up Edible Manhattan (checkout the article on the…

Blowing Off Steam In Burgundy

Looking for a relaxing trip in France?  Consider Burgundy.  Known for its wine and its food, it’s a more laid back option than Paris. Stretching over 60kms, the Cote d’Or is divided into two regions: the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits, making it easy to tailor your visit to a weekend or…

Hanging Up The Blue Apron

The gas is on! The gas is on!  I’m so excited to use my oven tonight that I can barely contain myself.  But instead of roasting a chicken, I’ll be making some sweet potato fries, caramelizing onions and grilling burgers because I have to use the pretzel rolls I got from the food subscription service,…

Mediterranean Stuffed Veal Breast

Preparing less common cuts of meat can be intimidating.  These little known treasures typically require longer cooking times and benefit from braising.  They also tend to be inexpensive.  Consider veal breast.  At about $2.99/lb, it’s much cheaper than cutlets or chops. Easy to make and elegant, this recipe should please everyone (unless they have an…

A Whole Pig And A Shot Of Whiskey

“Hot and smoky.”  That was the description for Wild Turkey Rare Breed, the first whiskey we tried at the 2014 Bacon and Bourbon Expo at Astor Center. This was the sixth year of the sold-out celebration highlighting these uniquely American ingredients.  Set to coincide with Valentine’s Day, past weeknight events have received criticism for long…