Scarpetta’s Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Garlic Basil Oil


Scarpetta in New York City is most famous for its Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil. People pay $24 for a serving. Yes, that’s right: twenty-four dollars. And we’re not talking about the family-style mound you’d find in a sticky-floored Italian joint. This is one of those fancy-restaurant, daintily plated serving sizes. If you twirl your fork three times, you’d get …


‘Twas the day before Christmas…

‘Twas the day before Christmas, it was busy in the kitchen, The prime rib a roastin’ had the house smell bitchin’. The turkey for smoking was brining with great care, In hopes it would be juicy without depending on just a prayer. The family wrapped presents, and hid them under the bed, With visions of brioche dancing in their heads. …


Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip


Forget the sour cream. Forget the cream cheese. Spinach dip made with mascarpone cheese is an absolute winner!


Kale Chips Recipe


Step by step photo recipe for healthy snack – Crispy Baked Kale.


Chicken Wings, Momofuku Style


I was lucky enough to share the green room with Chef David Chang of Momofuku while we were both cooking on View From The Bay television show in San Francisco. If you’ve never heard of David Chang, he’s the guy that Anthony Bourdain calls the one of the best chefs in the world.” And if you’re familiar with Bourdain, the …


Sous Vide Supreme Review

Now you can cook like Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria with The SousVide Supreme, the world’s first water oven designed specifically to bring the gourmet restaurant sous vide cooking method into home kitchens. The result is lusciously silky chicken, juicy, perfect and evenly cooked steaks just like from a master chef. This machine is the size of a …


Jim Lahey’s No Knead Baguette (Stecca)


I’m thrilled to share that I’m featured on Oprah’s Holiday 2009 website along with some other fantastic bloggers and good friends like Gluten Free Girl & The Chef, Kalyn’s Kitchen, Stephanie O’Dea, Jennifer Perillo and Fuji Mama! Come check out all of our holiday recipes – we’ll be contributing all season long! I’m a lazy lazy baker. My oven gets …


Behind the Scenes at CBS Early Show


As proficient as I am in the kitchen and navigating online, you’d be surprised how inept I am at operating an alarm clock. It doesn’t even matter if the clock is a regular bedside alarm/radio contraption, on my computer or on my phone. I even have trouble with setting up hotel wake-up calls. I always screw it up. So, last …


Cookin’ on CBS Early Show Friday

Just a short, sweet note — I’m currently in NYC and will be cooking on the CBS Early Show Friday December 4th during the end of the 8am hour. If you’re at home sick or playin’ hooky that day, tune in! I’m making Lamb Chops with Asian Pesto and Miso Mashed Potatoes from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. For this trip, …