Category Archives: International Dishes

FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron? Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like.  Richard, Ines and Jacob We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, My recipes, octopus, Something Different, Vinegar | 12 Comments

GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”. So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, Soups - Cold/Hot, Spain | 13 Comments

SPINACH + HEIRLOOM TOMATO STRATA WITH ASIAGO

I for one love my breakfast dishes.  When they opened Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in NYC I was so excited as it had my name, but also they serve breakfast all day. Our Creative Cooking Crew came up with this month’s … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, International Dishes, Italian Dishes, Vegetarian | 17 Comments

GREEN PAELLA WITH GREEN CHILE CHORIZO

I remember watching Rick Bayless make this green chile chorizo from Toluca, Mexico.  It has always been tucked away in the back of my mind.  When our Creative Cooking Group decided that June’s theme would be “color”.  Pick a color (just … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Latin Contemporary, Meats, My recipes, Paella, Rice/Risotto, Sausage, Spain, String beans, Tapas | 28 Comments

CHEESE, PISTACHIO AND PRUNE CAKE – CAKE AU FROMAGE ET PRUNEAUX

We are going on a picnic and I am bringing… This month the Creative Cooking Group’s theme was a picnic.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, French, International Dishes, Party Menus, Something Different, Vegetarian | 28 Comments

BLT – BUTTERMILK-TAHINI DRESSING, LAMB + TABBOULEH

April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own. This was a fun challenge and I was able to use … Continue reading

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BEER BIRD – BEST CHICKEN EVER + COLCANNON – IRISH MASHED POTATOES

While I was making the Colcannon, I was watching one of my favorite chefs, Laura Calder (French Cooking at Home) on the Cooking Channel. Her recipe for Beer Bird calls for Cornish Hens. I decided on using the whole leg … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, French, International Dishes, Irish, Potatoes, Vegetarian | 13 Comments

Causa Limeña + Steak Tartare

This month’s challenge at Creative Cooking Group is nothing more than the ever-loving  meat and potatoes. The Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made from potatoes which is served cold adding different fillings. I decided on using white, purple and sweet potatoes as I could not … Continue reading

Posted in Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Meats, Party Menus, Tapas, Uncategorized | Tagged | 29 Comments

COLIFLOR A LA PUTANESCA – Cauliflower Putanesca Style

Just returned from Los Angeles and as you read on my previous press release post, fun things will be happening end of May and we are all so excited.

Posted in International Dishes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Pasta, Vegetarian | 23 Comments

A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments