Arzak: A Review

by Janelle 08.12.2013
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As foodies, amateur chefs, avid restaurant-goers and two+-months-in-advance resy makers, my husband and I finally made the pilgrimage to the so-called food mecca, San Sebastián, Spain. I had read all of the reviews and listened to all the raves, rants and endless comparisons, so it was time to check it all out firsthand and see what […]

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Lightened Up Eton Mess

by Janelle 08.02.2013
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I’m super excited to share this post with all of my American readers in particular because chances are they have never heard of the dessert “Eton Mess.” Here in the UK, Eton Mess is hugely popular and a fixture on everyone’s summer menus. It’s a shame America hasn’t caught on yet, because Eton Mess is […]

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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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