Archive for June, 2011

Cooking Class: Israeli Cuisine

June 30, 2011 By: Serena Category: Events, Israeli

I recently had the pleasure of attending a DeGustibus cooking demonstration by Chef Michael Solomonov, who specializes in Israeli cuisine.  His Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav, is renowned, with Chef Michael recently honored with a James Beard Foundation award. I’ve thus far had limited exposure to Israeli cuisine, but I loved what I’ve tried – so I was especially looking forward to this class.

You could see that the demonstration set-up was quite nice, with the requisite angled mirror:

I Joined a CSA!

June 29, 2011 By: Serena Category: CSA, Veggie_Resolution

If you’ve been following my tweets, you may have noticed my veggie-focused tweets this past week.  Yes, I, the extremely veggie averse, have joined a CSA!  A CSA, or “Community Supported Agriculture,” gives city dwellers like myself access to fresh, organic produce at a lower price than offered at my local supermarket.  The CSA I joined, Fulton Market CSA, partners with Norwich Meadows Farm, a few hours away from NYC.  Members pay up-front a few months before the growing season, and the farm uses those funds to purchase seeds and supplies.  In return, we get 22 weeks of fresh produce.  One of my favorite things thus far is the element of surprise; you never know what you’ll get each week!

Last week was my first pick-up:

NoshGirl Party – Late Night Snack!

June 27, 2011 By: Serena Category: NoshGirl_Party

Happy Monday!  The second NoshGirl Cross Country Party was SO fun, with submissions from as far away as Vietnam!  It was so much fun to see what everyone’s late night snack was!  Which one’s your favorite?

Jen (@sitesnbites)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The ultimate late night snack, warm oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with ice cold milk!”

Fun Fact Friday

June 24, 2011 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Hey, foodies!  Remember, the NoshGirl Party is this weekend!  Looking forward to your photos!

Happy Friday! Phew, I don’t know about you, but this week seemed a little longer than others!  What are your plans for this weekend?  Attending the NoshGirl Party, perhaps? ;)

Today is National Praline Day.  Time to get your pecans on!

NoshGirl Party #2 – This Weekend!

June 23, 2011 By: Serena Category: NoshGirl_Party

Image via NASA (no, really)

Happy Thursday – it’s almost the weeeekend!  And you know what that means: time for another NoshGirl Cross Country Party, of course!  Last month, more than thirty readers from all over attended the Frozen Yogurt party.  This month, the theme is a bit different.

You see, I’ve been working some late nights behind the scenes, prepping for this blog’s switch from Blogger to WordPress (yay!).  Joy, of How Joyful Design Studio, put together an awesome new look for Big Apple Nosh – hopefully if everything goes smoothly I’ll reveal it to you next week!  In the mean time, since I’ll be toiling away this weekend, I thought it only fitting that the buzzfood for this month’s NoshGirl Party was:

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