Arzak: A Review

August 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 all of the fuss was about. The coastal Basque region is home to the highest number of Michelin stars per capita in the world and boasts a lively pintxos scene to boot (more on that later). Although the contrary would be a far more fascinating story, I have to admit San Sebastián was a memorable experience that most certainly lived up to the hype.

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Lightened Up Eton Mess

August 2, 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 a summer delight in the form of fresh strawberries, cream and Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

July 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 in London, so we grilled the chicken on skewers along with some summer vegetables. The chicken is marinated in a thick sauce made of yogurt and spices, which creates Read More…

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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 Read More…

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Post image for Buffalo Mozzarella, Broad Bean & Pea Salad with Lemon & Mint

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 and pod-removing process can get a bit tedious, but result is Read More…

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Post image for Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt

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 recognized the name because I am totally obsessed with his charming Notting Hill gourmet take-away shop named appropriately, Ottolenghi. Anyway, if you love spices and Read More…

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Scenes From Last Week

July 5, 2013

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{ 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, Read More…

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Post image for A Belgium Waffle in Brussels

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 Read More…

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