Crab Risotto with Fennel & Celery Salad

My go-to comfort dish when I want to make something tasty, super easy, yet sophisticated enough for guests, is risotto – hands down. I know that it can be intimidating to some but for some reason, I find it very straight forward and (touch wood!) I haven’t messed one up yet. The key I find…

A French Affair

It is always a very special time when my parents visit me in New York. I have now spent over half of my life abroad, first in London and now here, and I know it can’t have been easy for my parents to always accept the fact that I will probably never come back to…

Thanksgiving 2016

I never knew what Thanksgiving really was until I moved to New York 9 years ago. I had vaguely heard about it of course but I never truly realized what it meant and how important it is to American culture until this country became my home. Over the years I have had many kinds of Thanksgiving…

Convalescent Foodie – Part Two!

I made a special meal for my friend Larry, who really went above and beyond for me through this whole broken foot ordeal. Not only did he insist on coming over from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side to take (carry!) me to the doctor on the Sunday immediately following my accident (I couldn’t walk…

Convalescent Foodie

A silly accident and a resulting broken foot have had me confined to the walls of my apartment for the past 10 days and I still have 10 more days to go until I am off crutches (who knew those are so hellish and painful to get around in!) and finally allowed to walk (albeit…