Cooking At Home

"Life itself is the proper binge."
— Julia Child

Japanese onigiri stuffed with tuna and mayonnaise.

Back to Ippudo Westside on 51st and 8th for amazing ramen, strange pickled tomatoes with fig and gelatin (not so exciting), sorbet and Lady M cake. The ambiance is definitely over the top, but they still make a great bowl of soup.

A grass fed beef burger on a toasted baguette with lettuce, shallots, feta and tomato. Second dish is the same beef cooked without salt, served over sushi rice, lettuce and scallion for a healthier dish for my Dad.

Cucumber salad with feta and tomatoes.
Soft shell crabs are in season! Here is one pan fried with an egg, cornmeal, garlic and ginger breading.
Filipino chicken adobo baked in its marinade of soy sauce, coconut vinegar, garlic, brown sugar and a bit of fish sauce. Served with sautéed spinach and leeks and hot sushi rice drizzled with pan juices.
A delicious dish made of leftovers: roast pork sautéed with leeks, spinach and garlic.
A potato gratin simmered with milk, butter and topped with melted cheddar cheese.
A slow cooked pork roast made with orange juice, prunes, soy sauce and ginger.

Tapas with MJ at El Colmado after a matinee performance of “Satchmo at the Waldorf”. A smoky deviled egg with jamon iberico, a lamb cumin croqueta, shrimp in garlic and fresh squid. I recommend both the tapas and the play!

A breakfast rice bowl of garlic fried rice, sautéed shallots, red pepper and mushrooms, a cheddar and scallion omelet, two sausage links and chopped crispy bacon.

Stopping off at De Espana in SoHo for a chorizo and cheese sandwich on warm, crusty bread and a single ham croquette! Perfect after school snack!

Steamed fresh green beans.
A browned butter lobster risotto cooked with parmesan cheese and good chicken broth. A decadent dinner for my two favorite men.
An after work bacon cheeseburger with some lovely colleagues at JG Melon —accompanied by a nice glass of pinot grigot.