Pillow Talk

Pozharsky Cutlets with Mushroom Madeira Sauce

Pozharsky Cutlets with Mushroom Madeira Sauce: Somewhere between my early adolescence and yesterday morning, I got it in my head that cooking should be entertaining experimentation, and not just a means of achieving nourishment. Victoria will forever be my best … Continue reading

Orient Express

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice: Last weekend we hiked for miles. The kind of mind-clearing walk, through quiet and heavily wooded areas, that even Henry David would be inspired by. It’s always rejuvenating when spring finally springs and long hikes … Continue reading

Take Me Out

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli: It’s usually on those more busy workweeks, when you glance at the clock and realize you should have left for home hours ago, that we commonly reach for the stack of take-out … Continue reading

Fooled Again

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccini

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccine: It’s funny, even when you have a clearly defined plan the final results can often be positive surprises in the end. The seasons have this way of steering my subconscious, especially in cooking. Last week … Continue reading

The Sunnyside of Up

Latke with Egg & Parsnip Puree

Latke with Sunnyside Egg & Parsnip Puree: I woke up the other morning with a sense of accomplishment but hadn’t even done anything yet. This is a rarity, and positively influenced a variety of directions for the day. I always … Continue reading

Naked with Ravioli


Beet Gnudi with Caraway Sauce: In business, when people I’ve just met ask me “how would you describe yourself,” I’m always tickled by the same answer that pops into my mind. With a grin that only I can see on … Continue reading

Seoul Relief

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup: Why is it that each January always brings a wrath of increasingly resilient viral infections that spread across the globe like a broken bag of popcorn kernels falling across a kitchen floor. It is without fail … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required


Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna Rolls: Growing up on wheat germ and lentils in the 1970s, I didn’t really know the comfort food that most of my friends experienced regularly until I consciously revisited my childhood as an adult. In doing so, … Continue reading

Das große Fressen

A challenge, in anything we do, is directly proportionate to the level of insane intensity one self-inflicts in order to achieve something great. Cooking a feast where nearly every ingredient is made from scratch is one of my favorite, and … Continue reading