Archive for November, 2010

Erin M. Clark: Chinese Beef and Peppers

Monday, November 29, 2010

See how The Cooking Academic makes it over on the other coast.

Chinese Noodle Making (video) with Chef Li Yu

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our absolute favorite part of the Las Vegas Taste Tour was the noodle-making lesson with master Chef Li Yu, who started learning the art in his teens–about 27 years ago. He started with a demonstration where the ease of his movements show that for him, it is second nature by now. We, the bloggers, watch […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of food babies, food comas, and all that relates to gluttony. The giant turkey, piles of cranberry sauce, and variations of string bean casserole pile onto our tables, not to mention the desserts. It seems like everyone brings a pie and now there’s 30 across the counters, starting […]

Las Vegas Taste Tour

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We were so honored to be invited by Harrah’s Entertainment Group to their first Las Vegas Taste Tour. Seven restaurants and one lounge was a lot to handle in just 3 days but we managed. The itinerary was put together to exclusively showcase Harrah’s propoerties so while we did not chose where to go, we […]

Easy Fresh Peanut Butter Frosting in your Food Processor

Friday, November 19, 2010

We finally moved back in to our apartment and the kitchen is almost done. I’d say 94% finished and we’re hoping to share pictures soon. It dawned on me yesterday that I haven’t cooked, really cooked, since March, when we moved out of our old apartment. First, we didn’t have a kitchen. Then, I had […]


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Insieme 777 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019, part of The Michelangelo Hotel, went on a search for a new chef, they found Chef Andres Julian Grundy. The Queens native (woot!) who got his start in the business at a young age as part of an outreach program for under-privileged teens is […]

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I’ve had
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop 727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 on my radar for a while and when I finally got there, I was surprised to see that it was a no frills, old-fashioned looking shop. For some reason, hearing about red velvet doughnuts made me think it was […]

Roasted Poblano and Chorizo Black Beans

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I make black beans several times a year and I posted about it way back in April of 2008. This time, I made a large batch and felt compelled to post about it again. Why? For one thing, I needed to make sure that readers who were not with us in 2008 are made aware […]


Monday, November 1, 2010

Most of the time, we choose a restaurant of my long wish list. This time, we didn’t want to wait for a seat at plan A, so we chose chose one near by. We lucked out having spotted the little yellow awning of
Sandro’s 306 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028 off […]