- Fusilli with Summer Squash and Button Mushrooms tossed in Almond-Hazelnut Basil Pesto with San Marzano Tomatoes
- They tell me that I looked good in that apron. The carrots didn't really agree.
- Carving up the turkey
- Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce (they're old friends)
My Cooking Style
Unfussy amateur home improvisations inspired by seasonal produce and culinary nerdiness. In the kitchen (and at the table, for that matter) I'm neither shy, nor quiet. I like to think that I make meals interesting.
My Culinary Experience
When I was very young, Saturday morning meant pancakes, and pancakes was genesis. Unlike a lot of people who love to cook, my mother was terrible in the kitchen. Between her and a father who loved to make terrible improvisations (example: curry powder in marinara sauce), I was effectively left to fend for myself if I wanted a decent meal. I was lucky enough to have an older sister that helped me get my feet wet during my teenage years. I've been cooking for family and friends for the better part of a decade now, and while my father has improved slightly as a cook, I am always the one in the kitchen when my loved ones come together, regardless of the occasion.
My culinary degree was a joint program between Alton Brown and Wikipedia, with advance study with brother-in-law Paul, who is a French Culinary Institute grad and veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens on both coasts. He has taught me a lot and we make a great team in the kitchen.
Also, your bubbie will be super impressed by my chicken soup. It's been known to literally save lives.
My Three Favorite Ingredients
Kosher Salt, Olive Oil and Chicken Thighs
A Menu I Once Served 20 People
Thanksgiving Dinner (in June)
- 20 pound turkey, butterflied and dry-brined
- Traditional bread stuffing with carrots, celery, onions, and sage
- Roasted squash soup
- Cranberry sauce (with red pepper flake surprise)
Fusilli with Summer Squash and Button Mushrooms tossed in Almond-Hazelnut Basil Pesto with San Marzano Tomatoes
Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce (they're old friends)
They tell me that I looked good in that apron. The carrots didn't really agree.
Carving up the turkey