David Cogen

How to Make a Cookie Cup (Video)

If you’re a fan of milk and cookies (and really, who isn’t?), then adding a cookie cup into your dessert repertoire is absolutely essential. Cookie cups, as their name implies, […]

How To Quickly Peel a Mango (Video)

Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. In fact, they’re even shown to have many health […]

7 Best Restaurants in Fort Greene

Fort Greene has become one of the best neighborhoods in New York, an area which residents are proud to live and where many New Yorkers vie to rent or own […]

7 Best Bars in the East Village

Say it isn’t so. Toto, we’re not in the East Village anymore! Well, actually, it is still the East Village, but it is just not exactly the edgy-punk-hippie-gritty- art bohemia […]

How To Bake Bacon

Bacon is delicious in any form it comes in: wrapped around chicken, with eggs and hash, in sandwiches, and even as ice cream (yes, that exists). But, maybe you’re reluctant […]

7 Best Restaurants in Greenpoint

The traditionally Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint, in North Brooklyn, is full of great food.  Some of the best restaurants in Greenpoint serve traditional Polish food, while others couldn’t be further […]

How To Make Falafel

Falafel is an ancient Egyptian dish that has been widely popularized in the Middle East and has now made its way to American vendors on street corners and restaurants alike. […]

The Easiest Way to Peel an Orange (Video)

It seems that we’ve all been peeling our oranges the wrong way our whole lives. Trying to peel the entire peel off at once with your fingers simply results in […]

7 Best Restaurants in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is a small Brooklyn neighborhood full of huge tastes! Part of the acronymed BoCoCa, which also includes Carroll Gardens and Boureum Hill,  this part of the triangle brings its […]

How To Cook Asparagus

Asparagus are a wonderful vegetable, chock full of nutrients and health benefits that help round out any meal, so learning how to cook asparagus is a wonderful addition to anyone’s […]

How to Bake a Sweet Potato

Thoughts of baking sweet potatoes probably don’t occur to you before it’s time to mass-produce pies for the too many Thanksgiving dinners that you somehow agreed to attend. But, maybe, that’s […]

7 Best Restaurants in Carroll Gardens

Often included in it’s tri-neighborhood complex: BoCoCa, Carroll Gardens is the “Ca” in its medley with Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill (yes, I’ve heard “BoCoCa” more often than you’d think). […]

7 Best Restaurants in BedStuy

Bedford Stuyvesant (known as BedStuy to anyone who lives anywhere near New York) has seen a huge resurgence in the past few years. Gentrification has slowly invaded this neighborhood, bringing […]

How To Make a Gluten Free Pie Crust

With warming weather and perpetual sun, summer is the season of flavor-filled fruit, ripened under the rays and begging to be turned into the most American of after dinner indulgences: […]

How To Make Greek Yogurt

If you’re not hip to Greek yogurt, you’ve probably been living under a rock or avoiding the dairy aisle at the grocery store altogether. Greek yogurt is hot right now, […]

7 Summer Desserts You Should Make

With Summer at its peak, now is the time to take advantage after the meal is over. Making a delicious Summer meal should always be punctuated with a delightful, light […]

7 Best Restaurants in Williamsburg

Once a haven for artists, bohemians, and hipsters, Williamsburg has seen a lot of major changes lately.  Restaurants in Williamsburg range from the original Bedford Avenue staples (which are slowly […]

How to Make Chicken Fried Steak by The Derby NYC (Video)

Ah, chicken fried steak. This tenderized piece of steak that has been coated in seasoned flour, battered and deep fried in the same oil that the restaurant usually uses to fry […]

Easy Kimchi Recipe

If you’re like me, you might be a little intimidated by kimchi. While this Korean side dish is simply seasoned fermented vegetables, the prospect of eating it, let alone making […]

7 Best Bars in West Village

After you’ve walked the High Line, grabbed a Magnolia cupcake, and tried to figure out which brownstone Carrie Bradshaw lived in, you are without a doubt gonna need a drink. […]

7 Mixed Drinks with Rum for Summer

Summer livin’ just doesn’t make much sense without rum. After all, the majority of rum production takes place in the Caribbean and Latin America, making it second nature to envision […]

The Entire Secret Menu of Starbucks

Like many chain restaurants, Starbucks has a secret menu – a special offering of drinks that they will only make upon request, but are not openly advertised for sale. Many […]

What You Should Know About Water Kefir

Look out kombucha, “water kefir,” is here. And, it’s a newer, sexier, less sludgier way to give your intestines the digestive lovin’ that they so crave. While most of us […]

7 Mixed Drinks with Vodka for Summer

Vodka, what we often refer to as our favorite mixer, originated in Russia and is distilled from fermented grains. Because it is a neutral spirit, there are endless mixed drinks […]