David Cogen

50 Fathoms @ The Shanty

If you don’t have time to waste, we recommend going straight for the navy strength gin -114 proof- no joke. Look no further than The Shanty, where they make their […]

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken Wing (w/ Chef Michele Ragussis) (Video)

I think most of us think of chicken wings as the flat and the drumstick we always end up getting covered in buffalo sauce at any sports bar, but not […]

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe (w/ Chef Michele Ragussis) (Video)

We have another great recipe from Chef Michele Ragussis (you might remember her on Next Food Network Star, Chopped, and other Food Network shows). This one is for the seafood […]

Peach Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe (w/ Michele Ragussis) (Video)

Look who we ran into down in South Florida, Chef Michele Ragussis. This time she has a great peach habanero BBQ sauce recipe for us, and thankfully, it’s super easy […]

How to Caramelize Onions (w/ Chef Michele Ragussis) (Video)

Chef Michele Ragussis was kind enough to share her technique for caramelizing onions. Low and slow is the motto for this. Throwing them in over a higher heat will get […]

Tea Kettle vs Electric Kettle (Video)

A lot of my friends have electric kettles. They swear by them. And why not? They take up less space than a conventional kettle, they heat up faster, and get […]

Kick Up the Spice with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

The hot sauce market is pretty full of contenders. Besides the traditional Tabasco and the now-sprawling empire of Sriracha, it’s hard to come by anything truly notable. That’s why we […]

Eat Like You’re in Japan Without Ever Leaving New York @ Ootoya (Chelsea)

Japanese cuisine is insanely complex and multifaceted. While sushi, ramen, yakitori, and mochi may get a lot of the spotlight, we don’t want you to forget about some of the […]

How to Make a Basic Quiche (Video)

Part of the egg section of culinary school includes making frittata and quiche. A quiche is simply a baked omelette inside a pie crust. It’s super simple and really delicious. […]

Crawfish, Clam, Crab, Catfish, Oh My! @ The Boil, NYC

The Boil may possibly be the best/worst thing to happen to Cajun food lovers in New York. Nestled in the LES with a full bar in front and a large open-style […]

L’Alberto Dei Gelati: Amazingly Creative Gelato Just Arrived in Park Slope (Video)

[onescreen item=”5117264″]   The owner of L’Aberto Dei Gelati, Monia and her husband Alessandro, explaining their philosophies on their new Gelato store in Park Slope. Blue cheese flavored gelato? Bell pepper […]

Chef Michele Ragussis/Sam Adams Tell Us to Cook with Beer

Cooking with alcohol tends to cause people to think of the same scenario. The situation pictured usually involves a bunch of friends gathered around a kitchen, drinking a few bottles […]

Cooking at the NYSE for a Good Cause

Last Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange was a little busier after the ringing of the closing bell than normal. Sure, all the suited up, frantic stock brokers went home […]

Kale is the New Black

This is a guest post by Jenny Wang. Jenny is a Institute of Culinary Education graduate, private chef, and food consultant. Oh, and she’s also who we go to for […]

Taste & Learn, Free Cooking Classes in NYC, Have Begun

If you happened to walk into the Williams-Sonoma on 59th street in Midtown Manhattan last Saturday, you might have noticed a faint smell of lasagna. Which, frankly, would have been […]

5 Unconventional, But Great, Study Snacks

This is a guest post by Jenny Wang. Jenny is a Institute of Culinary Education graduate, private chef, and food consultant. Oh, and she’s also who we go to for […]

How To Make Wontons (with Guest Chef, Jenny Wang)

You know wontons, those delicious little dumpling-esque things in the soup from your favorite Chinese delivery place. I’d be willing to bet you’ve looked at them in wonderment trying to […]

Lucas Candies Chocolate

You might have never heard of Lucas Candies, but did you know that they’ve been around longer than Hersey’s? This chocolatier that has been family owned for four generations still […]

Rustic L.E.S, from the owner of the Bistro Truck, opening this week (Updated)

Owner of the Vendy-winning Bistro Truck, Yassir Z. Raouli, is opening his first location without wheels. This Moroccan themed restaurant in the Lower East Side will be called Rustic L.E.S. They’ve […]

The Great Googa Mooga Festival!

The amusement park of food is here!  May 19th and 20th in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park there will be amazing food, drink and music! This food lineup includes Blue Ribbon, Vinegar […]

New Amsterdam Market is Back! Foodies Get Your Grub On!

Don’t miss this! The New Amsterdam market begins Sunday, April 29th from 11am-4pm and will continue every Sunday throughout the spring and summer months.  The market is located at the […]

What the Truck? Free Food From Sweetery and KorillaBBQ Trucks. November 9th-11th

You’ve got three days to stuff your face without spending a penny thanks to Sweetery, a Manhattan based food truck. Sweetery is partnering with KorillaBBQ and all you have to […]

Let’s Celebrate Meat Week NYC! November 7th-12th

This goes out to all my carnivores out there! November 7th-12th, 2011 New York City is celebrating meat week, which celebrates farmers, markets and chefs who bring sustainable meats to […]

The 2011 New York Chocolate Show

November 10th-13th 2011 if you are a chocolate lover don’t miss out on this event. This is the largest show completely dedicated to all things chocolate in New York. This […]