Truffled “Raclette” Pizza: the Swiss Invasion

In this Foodbuzz challenge we were asked to re-envision a traditional Italian pizza from a different perspective. As i was thinking about this project there was a bloody war in the far confines of my imagination – Switzerland invaded Italy. I know the chances of this tiny pacifist nation invading anyone are [giggles] pretty slim but […]


Five-Herb Ravioli with Chanterelles, Roasted Tomato Coulis and Basil Oil

With summer fleeting away rapidly i’m rushing to use the last of the summer harvest. The overripe tomatoes were turned into a roasted tomato coulis, the herbs from the garden which don’t do well in colder temperatures were used to make a stuffing for ravioli along with ricotta, mascarpone and spinach. The overgrown basil was […]


Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions & Aged Manchego

A quick little post before I head to France for a little break before the Hamptons season. Sorry for the lack of posting this past few weeks but a combination of work and not feeling too shabby have kept my blogging mojo on the low side. Hopefully this little vacation will recharge the batteries and […]


Socca with Duck Confit, Peppery Greens & Plum Sauce (aka Peking Duck Redux)

 I’m pretty sure you’re already familiar with Peking duck, the famous roast duck from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat, or rather the crispy skin is served with steamed pancakes, scallions and plum sauce. The diners spread sauce over the pancake and it’s wrapped around the crispy skin with scallions […]


Tuna Tartare & Scallop Crudo with Pink Peppercorn & Spring “Salad”

If you can’t decide between a tartare, a crudo or a salad to start your meal, i’ve got the perfect dish for you. It starts with a layer of finely chopped tuna tartare, if you have access to o-toro or any fatty cut of tuna by all cost use it, you won’t be disappointed. Thinly […]