Lemon Basil Pesto Tagliatelle with Okra

Lemon Basil Pesto Tagliatelle with Okra

I love going to the Union Square Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Even though it’s open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays also, Saturday is the day that all of the purveyors come. Farmers come with all sorts of unique produce that is never available at the regular supermarkets. All sorts of herb varieties like pineapple mint, apple […]

Shrimp & Okra Gumbo

Shrimp & Okra Gumbo

When people think of New Orleans, long before the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina, the food is what comes to mind. Even with the musical and cultural festivities of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, the food is what you will always remember most if you’ve ever visited New Orleans. Louisiana is basically swampland. With so many waterways […]

Egyptian Preserved Lemons for #FoodoftheWorld

Egyptian Preserved Lemons for #FoodoftheWorld

It’s time for Food of the World again and this month we are going to Egypt – a country of flavorful flatbreads, smoky kebabs, scented rice dishes and floral infused desserts. I initially thought of making some babousa, a rich semolina cake topped with a sweet syrup, but on the day I had decided to […]