July 2013

Summer Dining at River Café London

by Janelle 07.26.2013
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Last night we checked out River Café on the north bank of the Thames, a London favorite for over 25 years. The food is upscale Italian and the vibe in informal and fun. We were lucky enough to sit outside and had an

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New England Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Crumbs

by Janelle 07.25.2013
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My recipe for Baked Cod is a tried and true family favorite perfect to enjoy year round. The secret to the crunchy, golden crumb topping is

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

by Janelle 07.22.2013
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This past weekend I set out to make one of my favorite Indian dishes, the hugely popular Tandoori chicken. There are many different variations on tandoori chicken, but I wanted to recreate the most authentic one possible based on some great dinners I have had at top Indian restaurants. It was a scorching hot Sunday here […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Ibiza : 5 Hotspots

by Janelle 07.17.2013
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I just got back from a jam-packed weekend of fun in Balearic paradise. Die hard Ibiza-lovers know that there is much more to this island than overcrowded beaches and sloppy San Antonio ‘stag n hens.’ I’ve scoured the island for the coolest places to

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Buffalo Mozzarella, Broad Bean & Pea Salad with Lemon & Mint

by Janelle 07.12.2013
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Check out this fresh and light summer salad I made last night. I was inspired to make it after seeing broad beans at a few farmer’s markets in London last weekend. I’ve never cooked with broad beans before, so I was exciting to give it a shot. I have to warn you though, the cooking […]

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Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt

by Janelle 07.10.2013
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Yesterday I made Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt for dinner, a North-African-inspired vegetarian main. I made a similar dish about a year ago in NY and loved it, so I decided to try it again here in London with a few modifications. The original recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi, a well-known Israeli chef and cookbook writer. I immediately […]

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Scenes From Last Week

by Janelle 07.05.2013

{ burratina, Sardinian tomatoes and avocado pesto with grilled focaccia from Scott’s Mayfair } We dined alfresco last week at Scott’s, the super trendy and chic Mayfair resto. Considering myself a Burrata / Burratina expert,

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A Belgium Waffle in Brussels

by Janelle 07.03.2013
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Last weekend I visited Brussels, Belgium, for the first time and was very excited to try out one of the city’s world renowned specialities ~ none other than the Belgium Waffle. I couldn’t wait to share this mouth-watering photo of a

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Pork Kebabs with Peach Melba Sauce

by Janelle 07.01.2013
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After a short break which involved getting married (!) and moving across the pond (Hello, London!), the chic brûlée is back and better than ever. I will be transitioning the blog to be London-based, reporting on the latest and greatest London food and style scene, while still of course posting every type of sweet and savory […]

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