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Yakitori Totto, NYC

Yakitori Totto Cuisine: Japanese, Yakitori Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $60-80 per person including drinks, tax, tip Address: 251 West 55th Street 2nd Fl, NYC 10019 Phone: (212) 245-4555 Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner: Mon – Thu 5:30pm – 12am // Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 1:00am // Sun & Holidays 5:30pm … Continue reading

Aji De Gallina

Aji De Gallina is a traditional pulled chicken dish with aji sauce that we prepared as the main entrée in the Peruvian Cooking Class in Lima.  It is a stew of chicken strips in a cheese sauce served with rice and boiled egg. Because of time constraints, our instructor pre-cooked the chicken itself prior to our arrival. Chef … Continue reading

Tiradito

Tiradito is a popular Peruvian appetizer that reflects how Japanese cuisine has influenced Peruvian cooking. It is prepared with sashimi-style fresh fish that is marinated with lime juice. Tiradito is similar to ceviche, but the fish isn’t diced into cubes and no onions are used. Both are typically garnished with boiled potatoes and Peruvian corn. … Continue reading

Papa A La Huancaina

I made this appetizer in my Peruvian Cooking Class in Lima. In the interest of saving time, the chef had pre-boiled the potatoes and eggs for us. The dish is a relatively heavy appetizer, since it is potato based with a creamy cheese sauce, so it’s a pretty strong start to a meal. Some of … Continue reading

Peruvian Cooking Class – Lunch

The main thing I wanted to do when planning a few days around Lima was to take a Peruvian cooking class. I was initially intrigued by Peruvian cuisine after visiting a few restaurants in New York: Lima’s Taste (weirdly on Cinco de Mayo years ago because it was “close enough to Mexican” when all Mexican … Continue reading

Apiary, NYC

Apiary Chef: Scott Bryan Cuisine: American Neighborhood: East Village Price: $50-80 a person depending on drinks; $35 prix fixe available as well as a $65 5-course tasting menu or $80 7-course; no corkage fees Mondays Phone: 212-254-0888 Address: 60 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Hours: Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Frid-Sun 5:30pm-11pm One of my friends started raving … Continue reading

Members Dining Room at the Met, NYC

Members Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Executive Chef: Fred Sabo Cuisine: Contemporary American Neighborhood: Upper East Side Price: $62 per person prix fixe, $39 for wine pairing, à la carte menu also available Address: 1000 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10028 Phone: 212-535-7710 Hours: Lunch Fri: 12–2:30pm, Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, Sunday 11am-3pm; Tues-Thurs 112pm-2:30pm … Continue reading

Taco Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Cilantro Lime Dressing

I stumbled across this recipe from deconstructingthehome a few months ago and was immediately infatuated. Chickpeas aren’t an ingredient I am used to stocking so the recipe photo link just sat there tantalizing me for weeks on my “Recipes to Try” Pinterest board. Finally, I came across a tower of chickpea cartons on sale at … Continue reading

Taco Seasoning

My mom always buys McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix in bulk from Costco and so typically have a drawer full of these packets. The last time I went home, I happened to check the drawer and saw the packets had expired in the 1990s. Winning! Not that I am great at doing timely inventory checks; I … Continue reading

Roasted Chickpeas

I am obsessed with roasting. It is so much more flavorful than boiling, so much healthier than frying, and so much easier than sautéing. The only cooking method better than roasting is grilling; however, I don’t have a barbeque grill and our mini Foreman can’t really compare. I already love roasting asparagus, butternut squash fries, … Continue reading