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Paris on Your Plate: The Croque Monsieur

With a name that’s most often translated as “crispy mister,” you might think this sandwich was destined to appear on a fast food menu. And so, eventually, it did. From […]

Tuna and Shrimp Ceviche

Fresh Seafood, To Go @ Cevich

Lately there has been a huge surge in “fast food” eateries that go above and beyond the “almost-food” offerings of places like McDonald’s and Taco Bell; places that promise a […]

Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

How to Make Paleo, Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers (That Don’t Suck)

Chicken fingers are a classic dish loved by the young, the old, and the drunk-at-3am-on-a-Saturday alike. And while no one’s gonna sit here and deny how yummy the greasy, fried, […]

Fourth Down

A Brooklynite’s Sports Bar @ Fourth Down

When you think “Williamsburg”, you don’t necessarily think “sports bar”. And while there may not be many, that doesn’t mean the ones that do exist aren’t great. Which brings us […]

What is Chicken Paprikash?

When 16th century explorers began sending new foods back from the Americas, it was as if a giant cornucopia had been emptied over Europe. Italy and Spain made tomatoes a […]

Yogurt Gin Cocktail

Newest Cocktail Ingredient on the Block? Greek Yogurt & It’s Delicious

As great as your classic Manhattan and Gin & Tonic may be, it’s always fun to experiment with new cocktail recipes and ingredients. And, of course, there’s an ever growing […]

Chef Ed Brown of Lincoln Center Kitchen Schools Us on Salmon (Video)

Salmon is an extremely tasty and versatile food. It’s probably one of the few proteins that’s equally good raw as it is cooked. We recently met up with Chef Ed […]

“New Indian” Dinner w/ Simon Majumdar & Michele Ragussis

Recently ForknPlate had the great honor of following its very own Davina Thomasula up to New England to meet up with some old friends, and cook a meal with Simon […]

Goulash: A Fascinating Dish of Necessity

When I was very young, my mother sometimes presented us with a casserole dish called goulash, made of hamburger, spaghetti, something tomato-ish, and a can of alphabet vegetable soup. Even […]

The Best (& Tastiest) Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is a bastion of yummy, healthy, affordable food amongst a sea of Whole Paycheck health food stores and less than appetizing cheap-o markets (a la Ron Swanson’s go-to “Food […]

Homemade Dog Food: Better for Them & Easier Than You Think

The desire for people to know what goes into their food and the upswing of homecooking hasn’t just stopped at the human level. More and more folks are opting to […]

Cherries Jubilee: Simple Yet Grand

Twice a year, I celebrate the fact that sometimes life really is just a bowl of cherries. One of these occasions is July 4th, when cherry pie is the order […]

Here’s the Best Veggies to Add to Your Grocery List this Spring

Winter is over! Hip hip hooray! And while it may not feel like shorts and sandals weather yet (here in New York, we’re still battling the last few snow flurries), […]

Best New Places for Fried Chicken in NYC

Walk a few blocks in any section of New York and you’re sure to see some fried chicken joints. However, some are great and some are… just okay (I hesitate […]

New Restaurants You Absolutely Must Try This April

It’s officially spring, and after months of endless snow and bitter cold, that’s certainly cause for celebration. Good thing there are lot of great new NYC dinings spots for you […]

Hot Cross Buns Featured

Hot Cross Buns: A Tasty Bite of Easter Tradition

Hot cross buns seem to be making a comeback in the U.S. Though always popular in the U.K. and Australia, where the buns are in such high demand that bakeries […]

Whoopie Pies: A Delicious and Surprisingly Controversial Treat

Whoopie Pies have long been a classic dessert found in bakeries all around the US. However, with such a long-standing history, often passed down from generation to generation without much […]

How To Make Perfect Pie Crust

Is making pie crust the last frontier for you? It doesn’t need to be. The truth is, anyone can bake a beautiful pie crust. All it takes is a plan, […]

Hot Toddys: A Cocktail Cure for that Winter Cold

So I always make it through all but the last vestiges of winter without getting sick and get really proud of myself for staying healthy. Then – you guessed it […]

Beef Wellington: Past and Present

Beef Wellington. It seems like a no-brainer, right? Beef from the land of the Cornish pasty, Beefeater Gin, and the Duke of Wellington. Surely this dish must have been created […]

Bulletproof Coffee: A Better Way to Have Your Coffee –with Butter and Coconut Oil?

When it comes to being trendy, coffee sits right up there with fashion and hairstyles –always changing, always making you feel like you just missed the boat on the next […]

Not All Honey is Created Equal: Your Guide to the Sweet Stuff

Honey is nature’s sweetest of treats. However, besides just tasting great on toast, honey has some health benefits, as well as non-edible applications. Though honey is mostly sugar, it contains […]

Beef Consommé: Elegant Comfort

Beef consommé has been a long time pantry staple for me. I use it in combination with beef or mushroom broth to make onion soup, French dip sandwiches, and the […]

Saint Patrick's Day Toast

Sláinte! Cheers to St. Patty w/ These Traditional Irish Toasts (& Cocktails)!

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and I’m sure we’re all making plans, stocking up on spirits, and making sure we have an entire outfit comprised of varying shades of kelly […]