Wednesday, November 13, 2019


I've been having fun making these dumplings more and more these days.  Part of it is probably because my kids come and want to help out.  There is something truly great when you are able to pass on something you are passionate about to your kids or loved ones.  As for me, my mother taught me how to make these when I was a kid living in Japan.  We would make them perhaps once a month and I would always be in awe how uniformly she would be able to named her's.  I always kept that in my mind and hopefully one day be able to replicate something of that memory.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


A nicely spatchcocked poussin is easy to cook and tastes great.  Cooks in 30 min and portion wise, is perfect for each individual.  I love my poussin cooked with garlic, herbs and simple salt and pepper...  

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jersey Subs

Growing up in Central Jersey, this was an after thought.  A legit Jersey Sub.  But now moving out of the state, nobody seems to make one just like those childhood years.   So when I find myself back in good 'ol New Jersey, I stop in for a real treat.  Jersey baby!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

White Gold

These beautiful nuggets of White Truffles from Piedmont, Italy are something amazing.  They have the aromatic strength of 50 roses, and when warmed, they emit a bouquet of elegance through out the dining room.  They seek a pretty penny but well worth the experience when properly executed.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Had an urge to fry up some dumplings the other day.  Ran to the market to grab ingredients and after an hour or so, we had dumplings for lunch.  
Nothing beats freshly made dumplings.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Felt like a Paella night so darted straight to Whole Foods and picked up some key ingredients.  Chicken Drumsticks, Littleneck Clams, Shrimp, Saffron, Chicken Stock, Clam Juice, Green Pepper.  
I think it came out pretty nicely.  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fried Rice

Making Fried Rice for your kids' lunch boxes is quite therapeutic at 7am.  
Especially when you've had a tough early morning.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Roasted Chicken

There aren’t too many things that stop me in my tracks. But a good roast chicken certainly deserves a moment’s pause. This bird is from Nomad in NYC.  Quite possibly the best chicken I’ve ever had.