Cooking With Fair Trade Chocolate & Coffee

Behold: My internet video debut!

I teamed up with the Jewish Farm School to make some really fun videos about cooking with coffee and chocolate.  Each of the four recipes happens to be kosher for Passover, hence the timing of the video launch.  Spread the word and help my excellent videos go viral!

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds & Pork…

Last night while mother nature was gently reminding New York City who’s in charge, I was tinkering around in the kitchen of a beautiful Brooklyn Heights apartment overlooking the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge – cloaked in storminess.  While I sang the praises of a vegetable forward cooking in the previous post, I won’t be turning a cold shoulder to a good old fashioned meat extravaganza.  While they marveled at the wind and rain outside, eight diners devoured a mountain of pork I had the pleasure of preparing for them.  There’s no satisfaction quite like waking up to a pork shoulder that has been roasting overnight to see that it’s done….just perfectly done…

     

Grapefruit, cucumber & creme fraiche awaiting chilled yellow beet soup; butter lettuce, rhubarb, bacon & green goddess; frying up the seed coated ribs; belly & dandelion green buns; shoulder waiting to be torn apart; buckwheat chocolate cake!