Sun Noodle Ramen Kits at Whole Foods!

November 12, 2014 By: Serena

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today I’m deliciously excited to share a fun new find at Whole FoodsSun Noodle, the noodle producer that supplies ramen to top noodle bars like Momofuku, Ivan Ramen and Slurp Shop, now offers pre-packed RAMEN KITS!!!

The ramen kits come in three varieites, shoyu, miso, and “kaedama” (which, for the initiatied, is what you say to add a second helping of noodles to your remaining broth. Mmmm….).  The kits are MSG-free and available at all NYC Whole Foods Market locations, the Portchester, NY, store, and select New Jersey locations.   Continue reading »

Upcoming Event: New York Taste 2014! – November 10

November 05, 2014 By: Serena

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 Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today I’m sharing the details of one of my FAVORITE food events of the year – New York Taste!  This fine food festival is taking place next Monday, November 10th, and I’m ecstatic to be attending for the fourth time.  Now in its 16th year, New York Taste 2014 will feature chefs from over 40 of NYC’s hottest restaurants. Some of the chefs I absolutely must visit this year are David Bouley, Paul Liebrandt, Chef Morimoto, and my personal event fave – Marcus Samuelsson! One of the best things of this event (besides the food) is that the chefs are all available and eager to chat. So much fun!

Proceeds from the event go to City Harvest – do you really need another reason to eat for a good cause?? I always walk (or roll) out of this event completely stuffed, so if you’ve been waiting and waiting to buy tickets for this – DO IT!

General admission tickets are on sale now, or you can get a VIP ticket and let me know what’s in that gift bag ;).

My previous visits to New York Taste:

I really hope to see you there!

Check out the chef line-up – who would you most like to chat up?

Re-Cap: New York City Wine & Food Festival!

November 04, 2014 By: Serena

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers – hope you had a boo-tastic Halloween!  Today, I’m happy to share a few photos the 2014 New York City Wine & Food Festival, when I attended the Grand Tasting.  This was my third time attending the Grand Tasting, and each year it gets better.  Once again there were a TON of booths from various food and beverage companies, kitchen equipment companies, and delicious restaurants.  Add to that dozens of demonstrations by top chef-lebrities (is Andrew Zimmern or Martha Stewart more your style?), book signings, and samples samples samples, and this proved to be yet another delicious and exciting afternoon.   Here are just a few highlights from this delectable day!

Local vendors from New York state made a good showing: Continue reading »

Boo-tastic Halloween Ghosts with Driscoll’s!

October 22, 2014 By: Serena

 

halloween-strawberries-2Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  It’s a bit of a gloomy day here in NYC, but there are two reasons to turn that frown upside down – first, I’m giving away a $50 Whole Foods gift card in celebration of American Cheese Month (enter to win here!).  Second, I’m sharing these super cute (they could be scary, but I decided to cute these up) Boo-Tastic Halloween ghosts!   I first learned of this simple but fun activity when Driscoll’s reached out to me, and I’m happy I gave them a try :).  These friendly faces are a super-delicious (and healthier) Halloween treat for kids and kids-at-heart like myself. Plus, making these boo-tastic ghosts is a fun activity to do with any young cooks in your life – especially being creative with the faces!  I tried to make all of my strawberry ghosts smiley and just a little kooky.

Here’s how to create your own Boo-Tastic ghosts to brighten your Halloween!

You will need: Continue reading »

American Cheese Month with Whole Foods + GIVEAWAY!

October 21, 2014 By: Serena

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  I know, Tuesday is often a much-maligned day (definitely not the weekend, not Friday, not even the accepted-with-resignation Hump Day.  But there are indeed two reasons to be happy – 1. October is American Cheese Month and 2.  Whole Foods Market and I are helping you celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!!

American Cheese is so much more than the orange slices of youth and yore.  In celebration of this month of cheesy celebration, my friends at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheese makers.  Um, I’m sure you can my answer to that question.  Within the minute (okay, the hour), I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.

If you want a quick indication of the variety and diversity of American cheeses, just stop by your local cheesemonger at Whole Foods.  Texture! (soft, crumbly, hard, creamy). Milk! (cow, goat, sheep). Aroma! I could go on and on.   After much discussion with the Columbus Circle location’s cheesemonger, and some generous sampling, I decided on five luscious cheeses to sample.

I began my journey around the cheese plate with an old favorite – Humboldt Fog by Cypress Grove Chevre.   Continue reading »

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