This is turning into an exciting year for guest-chef events and one-off dinners. Next on our radar: a four-course feast at Philly’s terrific Abe Fisher, which is part of the Cook N Solo group owned by star chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steve Cook.
More than a year after a devastating explosion destroyed its Second Avenue block, Pommes Frites reopened today in a shiny — albeit smaller — space near NYU in New York’s West Village.
Steven Rothfeld flips through his new book and stops on a page showing a focaccia with pieces of charred cauliflower dappling its surface.
The inventive use of tahini in Israeli cuisine fascinates me. I stayed a few nights at Smadar and Yossi Yardeni’s B+B in Clil, where Smadar finished off the meal with this pleasing balance of sweet, nutty, and frozen sensations. Silan is often called date honey and is a brown syrup extracted from dates. It can be found in Middle Eastern markets, or you can make it yourself following the step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions on blogger Tori Avey’s website.
As the interview drew to a close, the founder of the Bay Area’s latest kosher food startup checked notes on his cellphone to make sure he’d covered everything he wanted to discuss. At one point, he paused to take a call. A delivery of rice paper was late, stalling his operation.