From time to time I will post roundups or lists of my favorites restaurants, food shops or dishes. I'll tell you where I really go. What's worth a splurge. Where you'll find chefs late at night. Breakfast Priorities. Favorite haunts of other food writer friends. Ice cream Worth the Detour. Watch for more.
November 11, 2019 | Short Order
Pumpkin Bisque by Kaitlin Hill
My no-fuss secret is canned pumpkin. It gives the soup its distinct pumpkin flavor and a velvety texture, while bacon adds subtle smokiness and nutmeg lends a hint of spice.
June 6, 2019 | Short Order
Chicken Fines Herbes
I forgo the addition of chervil — because who can find chervil? — and up the tarragon (a suggestion from a kept chef friend). It all happens in one pan, it comes together in less than an hour and it looks really impressive when you are serving guests or trying to pass a practical.
March 14, 2019 | Short Order
Sweet Potato Soup
Pricking and microwaving the sweet potatoes versus steaming them helps expedite the cooking process and blending the soup makes it velvety smooth. It is hearty enough to work as cold weather sustenance, yet light enough to be enjoyed year round. Better yet, it is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free, which makes it great for entertaining a waistline-weary or dietarily-restricted crowd.
February 9, 2019 | Short Order
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside and studded with huge chocolate chunks. A generous sprinkle of flaked sea salt makes already excellent cookies impossible to resist...
January 7, 2019 | Favorites
Kaitlin Hill gets the secret to Easy Ramen from the obliging shop keeper in a noodle shop...
November 14, 2018 | Favorites
A foolproof and quick easy recipe for buttermilk biscuits from Hillary Davis you can crank out at whim. They're rustic, with lots of crags to hold pools of melting butter
August 14, 2018 | Favorites
Grilled Peach Salad
For my first course, I picked a grilled peach salad. I had assembled something similar when working in a Greenwich Village restaurant and remembered the “oohs” and “ahs” that greeted the charred peach dish that looked impressive but was secretly quite easy...
March 6, 2018 | Favorites
Black and White Cookies
But where did this iconic cookie come from? And more importantly, will I ever meet Jerry Seinfeld?
February 12, 2017 | Recipes
Warm Chocolate Cakes
As Valentine's Day approaches, you might want to start planning a seduction. That's where these little chocolate cakes fit in. You might want this recipe for a sweet that is easy but impressive, romantic but deceptively unfussy. Like me, you might plan to dazzle a loved one, a longtime companion or a new, not yet committed fling with something special; but, I would never recommend sweating over a hot stove to do so.
June 28, 2016 | Favorites
Orange Fruit Soup
As I confessed in my memoir, Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess, dinner and dancing were my drugs of choice…that’s why I am able to remember the Seventies so vividly.
March 10, 2016 | Favorites
Healthy-ish Donuts for Teddy by Lauren Bloomberg
I love donuts and grew up hanging out at my local Dunkin's. My three-year-old Teddy, on the other hand, is fairly new to the donut game and he's already obsessed. This recipe has everything that I'm into as a mom: it's a treat, but not as unhealthy/sugary/processed as the store bought stuff. And, I think, more delish. I ate half the yield...
January 21, 2016 | Favorites
Warming Winter Soup by Lauren Bloomberg
This soup was created in a refrigerator/pantry cleaning effort. Feel free to swap what you have at home. Vegetarian? Go for veggie stock. Want to use up the last onion? Let it take the place of the leek and shallot. I never remember to soak beans overnight but please, if you're the organized type, do so.
October 13, 2015 | Favorites
I suggest serving this jam with goat cheese and crackers. Or center a small round of brie on a sheet of phyllo dough, pour half a jar of this jam on it and close. Bake it and serve warm in delightfully messy wedges