Classic Bruschetta

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My obsession with tomatoes is well-known and one of the best ways to enjoy really good tomatoes, is of course, in the form of something fresh. I am also too tired and lazy to cook up a storm on an average weeknight so this bruschetta is the perfect thing to haveĀ and I usually end up […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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Louie’s BBQ Pit – West New York

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Let’s be honest – good BBQ is hard to get…especially up here on the east coast, in New Jersey. I happened upon Louie’s BBQ Pit for a reunion for a travel group I went to Peru with, or Mountain Warriors, as we like to call ourselves. Part of that group happens to include the awesome […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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Sushi Nakazawa – A Purist Menu of Incredible Fish

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You may have heard of Nakazawa from the infamous Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary on Netflix. He is one of Jiro’s numbered apprentices who has opened his own gig in New York, lucky for us. For those of you who’ve never heard of any of these people Jiro Ono is a Japanese chef who has […]

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Best Shows to Watch for a Cultural Exploration Through Food

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The best part? These are all available on Netflix. I have spentĀ an exorbitant amount of hours watching food shows. But when you hear the term “food shows”, what instantly comes to mind? The over-glamorized, competition-based series of the Food Network or the Cooking Channel, is the answer for many of you I’m sure. And for […]

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