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Event Alert – New York Taste 2017! Monday, November 6th!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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One of my favorite dishes from the last New York Taste nights I attended!

Happy FRIIIYAAY, Noshers!  Today I’m sharing the details of one of my absolute FAVORITE food events of the year – New York Taste!  This amazing night of culinary delights is taking place next Monday, November 6th, and yours truly will be be attending for the fifth time (yup, I love it that much).  Now in its 19th year, New York Taste 2017 will feature chefs from over 40 of NYC’s most delicious restaurants. Some of the chefs I absolutely must visit this year are Simone Tong, Dale Talde, and my personal event fave – Wyle Dufresne! One of the best things of this event (besides the food) is that the chefs are all available and eager to chat – so yes, in between table hopping and stuffing my face, I’ll be chatting up these fabulous individuals!

Proceeds from the event go to City Harvest – do you really need another reason to eat for a good cause? I didn’t think so.  If you’ve been waiting and waiting to buy tickets for this – DO IT!

General admission tickets are on sale now – don’t wait, the VIP tix are already sold out!

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?

A Watercress Evening with Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Quality Growers!

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Sous Chef Kenji, Me, and Chef Ming – the only thing missing is the watercress.

Watercress – the less looked-upon green – until now! Growing up in a Chinese household, watercress was always in our greens rotation.  Figuring prominently in hot pot meals, soup, and as a stir-fried veggie, I always loved this spicy, slightly bitter green.  So, I was super excited to attend last week’s watercress dinner hosted by Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Watercress Growers. Featuring a 6-course meal featuring watercress, I was curious to see how versatile the vegetable could be. And I was certainly not disappointed! See for yourself:

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Tea Cupping with Hugo Tea

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Full confession – I have a bit of a tea obsession.  It started with the super sweet milk tea that accompanied dim sum excursions growing up, followed with myriad bubble tea variations, unsweetened iced teas as a substitute for soda, and the pleasant ritual of traditional afternoon tea.  I now have a cup of tea at least once a day – starting with a morning black tea, followed with an afternoon cup, and sometimes finished with a dessert or herbal tea in the evening. I always favor unsweetened these days.  I appreciate a good cup of coffee, but for me, tea’s where it’s at. Continue Reading

Grana Padano Event with MasterChef Luca Manfé!

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Happy (almost) Hump Day, Noshers! I’m definitely thankful for a shortened work week.  What did you do this past Labor Day weekend?  I cooked up a storm, including a huge batch of quinoa (I didn’t know it expanded that much – oops), and I’m definitely enjoying the fruits of that labor this week!

Today, I’m excited to share with you a fun and delicious event that I recently attended – Dinner With Luca, hosted by Grana Padano and MasterChef Season 4 winner Luca Manfé!  I’ve said this multiple times before – if I had to eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would be cheese. I just loooove cheese! So I was super excited to atttend this event, where we learned all about Grana Padano cheese and its three distinct ages: Continue Reading

Artisanal Cheese Class! The Great Iberian Peninsula: Glorious Cheeses & Wines of Spain and Portugal

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a cheese class at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center.  This class, titled “The Great Iberian Peninsula: The Glorious Cheeses & Wines of Spain and Portugal,” featured wines and cheese from, of course, Spain and Portugal – yum!  I admit I am most familiar with French cheeses, and my knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese cheeses didn’t extend much beyond Manchego.  So I was especially excited to learn more about the cheeses (and wines) from the Iberian peninsula!

Our instructor for the evening was Candela Prol, who was very well versed in both cheese and wine:

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