Ken Oringer Graces New York City with Toro-Finally an Exciting Tapas Restaurant

I just returned from a mind-blowing meal at Toro, the new Chelsea tapas hotspot that originated from the South End restaurant darling in Boston (I like to think it put Boston on the food map, but I need to tread cautiously with this statement).  The entire experience and meal was very memorable. We sat at the back bar overlooking Chef Oringer, who calmly fired up dozens of plates like razor clams, live sea urchin, and foie gras....more

Roasted Tilefish with Lemon and Sage


Smoothie Series: Kale with Raspberries & Avocado

The weather is getting nicer, which means great produce, more farmers market visits, oh, and bathing suit season. Let's focus on the former. Throughout this spring and summer, I'll be sharing easy and delicious homemade smoothie recipes. This particular smoothie is full of nutritious greens and protein....more

Les Foodites: Winter Comfort Foods

Recently, over a blustery January weekend, my husband and I sojourned to Summit, NJ to celebrate my mom's birthday with family, good friends, and comfort food....more

Les Foodites: National Blueberry Pancake Day

Did you know that today is National Blueberry Pancake Day? Let me know how you plan on celebrating....more

Recipe: Eggs Grandpa Manny

Recipe: Eggs Grandpa Manny...more

Les Foodites: Restaurant Review: Kristalbelli

Restaurant Review: Kristalbelli ...more

Les Foodites: Review: Blue Apron, Christmas for a Chef

I was like a little girl on Christmas Eve waiting up for Santa arrive for my first Blue Apron delivery. For those of you who don't know, Blue Apron is a new meal service company, which sends a box of ingredients perfectly packaged for you to cook three meals a week in the comfort of your own home. Deliveries arrive on Tuesdays between 6-10 pm. My first delivery arrived at 9:55 pm (they just made it!) and with great haste, I ripped open the box and jumped in....more