Category: Recipes

Oyster Mignonette

Once you’ve shucked all of your oysters, you can slurp them up straight—or you can add a little spice. Good oysters are excellent on their own, but I’ve found that adding just a tiny bit of mignonette really makes them pop. A mignonette is generally […]

How to Shuck an Oyster

How to Shuck an Oyster

Oysters are perfect holiday party fare, but the whole process of shucking can be intimidating. For a long time, we even elected to have our fishmonger shuck them for us until one day, we purchased an oyster knife and went at it ourselves. It takes […]

Smoked Salmon Toasts

Since our move, we’re just a few blocks away from one of the most famous New York institutions, Russ & Daughters. These self-professed “kings of appetizing” are so well-known that they’ve even had a book written about their shop, which has been a Lower East Side […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

It’s easy to take tomatoes for granted when you live in the South, where the growing season is virtually year-round. In Charleston, one chef told us that he has tomatoes every month but December and January! In New York, however, most of our tomatoes taper off […]

Summer Vegetable “Ceviche”

Since it’s still technically summer (I’m hanging on until September 22!), our pantry and meals have continued to reflect as much. Why not eat tomatoes and burrata and peaches and peppers for as long as you can? Plus, my garden is still producing cucumbers and […]