Happy Tuesday, Noshers! Hope you’ve had a great start to this week. How was your weekend? I had a lovely time at Ramp Fest (stay tuned for my re-cap post!) and got to enjoy the amazing weather. I feel like Spring is finally here!
Today, I’m excited to share a really fun experience I had at Sweet Savoring‘s French Cooking class. A relatively new company, Sweet Savoring offers authentic cultural cooking classes, often taught by grandmas – my fave! Yes, the cooking class I attended was taught by a French grandma and I was absolutely smitten . We prepared leek soup, endive salad, a fantastic fish, and chocolate mousse. Yum! Intrigued? Keep reading…
Our instructor telling us all about leeks!
The evening started out with introductions – Chef Isabelle was accompanied by her lovely daughter as well. It was great to hear about their family story! Here, they are accompanied by Sweet Savoring founders Jamila and Taiese: Continue reading »
Happy FRIDAY, Noshers! Wow, what an amazing week this has been, weather-wise! I’m really looking forward to getting outdoors this weekend, especially during my visit to Ramp Fest this Saturday! Will I see you there?
Today’s fun fact is healthily delicious:
My recent brussels sprout salad with prosciutto and parm – yum!
May is National Salad Month
I admit that I probably don’t eat as much salad as I should, but maybe I just haven’t found the right salad for me yet! What are your favorite salad add-ins?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Greetings, Noshers! Man, I feel like a broken record, but this is one more week that just seems non-stop! I attended some really fun events this and last week (French cooking class, anyone? How about pasta making class or a prosciutto party?) and just need to find the time to write the posts to tell you all about them! But today, I’d like to share with you an event that I will be attending this weekend, that I am SUPER excited about!
Yes – a festival all about the beloved and much-touted ramp! On Saturday, May 4th, the city of Hudson, New York, will host the third annual Ramp Fest, a celebration of the arrival of spring’s first forageable delicacy! For the uninitiated, the ramp is a member of the onion family – to me, I imagine it to be the delectable love-child of a spring onion and garlic. Yum! Ramp Fest will feature delicious food, drinks, and live music. Fun!!
And just to really make your mouths water, I’ve been given a little preview of some of the restaurants, chefs and delectable dishes that will be served at Ramp Fest – here are some of my faves! Continue reading »
Happy FRIDAY, Noshers! Phew, we’re finally here! Since I worked last weekend, this has been the longest work-week EVER. I am so looking forward to this weekend to unwind and recharge! What are your weekend plans?
Yummy Korean tofu stew from my visit to my favorite tofu place!
April is National Soy Foods Month.
Yum, I love soy! My favorite soy product is tofu – I know tofu can be a bit polarizing, but I absolutely love it!
Are you a tofu fan?
As April is National Grilled Cheese Month (yes, it’s true!), I was invited by Land O’Lakes to create an original grilled cheese sandwich using their Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese. My recipe is a part of their “30 Days of Grilled Cheese” celebration, with bloggers contributing recipes this whole month! Additionally, for the rest of this month, with its Pin a Meal, Give a Meal initiative, Land O’Lakes will donate $1 to Feeding America every time someone pins or repins a Land O’Lakes recipe on Pinterest. That’s eight meals for a hungry family when you pin a recipe—and eight more every time anyone else repins it. So far they’ve donated more than a million meals!
One of my favorite snacky suppers is foie gras pate with cranberry compote on mini-toasts. I thought, why not try adding some cheesy meltiness to it and see how it goes? I admit I wasn’t sure how this would turn out until I took the first bite, but the result was decadent and delicious! But don’t take my word for it – give it a try yourself!
You will need: Continue reading »
Happy Monday, Noshers! Did you all have a good weekend? Mine was pretty busy as I was working most of it, but I was happy to be able to have some downtime as well. I caught up with some friends and also checked out the first annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo! Yes, you read that correctly – an expo all about that spicy condiment. After giving my taste buds major grief at the expo (it was all worth it), I hopped next door to where it was taking place – to Smorgasburg! I first visited Smorgasburg last summer and loved all scrumptious culinary offerings. However, to be completely honest – sometimes I don’t feel like traveling all the way there. I know, I know, but it’s true! So that’s why I was so excited when Smorgasburg at Whole Foods Bowery opened up (check out my write-ups of vendors Cemita’s, Milk Truck Grilled Cheese, Mighty Quinn’s, Rice & Miso Everyday, and YUJI Ramen). Well, I’m delighted to share that Whole Foods Market Bowery has done it again with the brandy-new Smorgasburg Snack Bar! Featuring the wares, snacks and products of a select group of Smorgasburg vendors, the Snack Bar is a permanent fixture at Whole Foods Market Bowery. I was super excited to check it out!
Of course I had to peruse all of the offerings to see what I would order: Continue reading »
Greetings, Noshers. Well, this has certainly been a sobering week. I hope that you have a chance to give your friends and loved ones hugs and let them know how cherished they are! I will be working all weekend but will hopefully have a few hours here and there to relax. What will you be up to?
Today’s Fun Fact is stinkin’ delicious:
Today is National Garlic Day.
Are you a garlic fan? I absolutely love garlic – especially roasting it in the oven to bring out the flavor. Yum!
What’s your favorite way to eat garlic?
Happy Friday, Noshers! How is the weather in your neck of the woods – right now it’s a bit of a downpour in NYC, unfortunately. Hopefully weather.com is correct and the rest of the weekend will be gorgeous! I’m happy to share this week’s Fun Fact, which is quite the cheesy one:
An extraordinary grilled cheese sandwich I had during my Super Short Trip to London
Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day.
Confession: I like dipping my grilled cheese sandwich in ketchup, ha!
Do you like grilled cheese sandwiches? What’s your favorite type of grilled cheese?
Happy Thursday, Noshers! In the second installment of my super-short series of posts about my Super Short Trip to London, I’m excited to share my visit to Neal’s Yard Dairy with all of you. As I’m sure most of you know by now, cheese is my all-time favorite food – I have never met a cheese I didn’t like, and I’d happily eat cheese every day if I could do so without consequence! So when this store was recommended to me as a must-visit during my trip, I knew I had to check it out.
An intensely odoriferous waft suggestive of what awaited inside greeted my nose as soon as I walked into the store… Continue reading »
New week, new food, Noshers! Today I’m excited to share my eating experience at YUJI Ramen – Test Kitchen with you. The fifth and newest featured vendor at Smorgasburg at Whole Foods‘ Bowery location, YUJI Ramen continues the Japanese trend first started with Rice & Miso Everyday, last month’s vendor! As a huge fan of carbs, especially ramen, I was particularly looking forward to checking this vendor out:
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