Passover is a time for wine, song and serious food
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am
For years the Sussman brothers have been telling us about their dad’s legendary Passover seder — an annual Jewish tradition of telling the story of Israelites escaping slavery through wine (four glasses of it, minimum), traditional food and song (dayenu!). As Eli tells it, Marc Sussman “loooooovvvvvvesssss him some Passover.” Last week we were able to see what he was talking about.
For months the the Sussman brothers have been on the hunt for a Manhattan space to house a soon-to-be-named Middle Eastern restaurant that will serve shawarma, a few fried things and fresh juices. “The chicken shawarma is ready for prime time,” says Eli of the project that is bringing the brothers together, professionally, for the very first time.
Commercial grade but small enough for an apartment
Mar 30, 2015 1:01 pm
Armed with the Weston Pro-1100 and several dozen embossed plastic bags, our kitchen-gear reviewer set out to seal three pounds of chicken breasts, two steaks, some just-cased sausage and a container of dried apples.
When actor/comedian Andy Milonakis hits the homeland, his Instagram blows up with really good food photos (see: that time he took over our Instagram). In the latest installment of YouTube series Andy’s Hungry Voyage, he’s got his eyes on the prize: Crete’s famed cheese, especially the cheese from award-winning Balantinos Cretan Dairy. There, he mostly watches as this salty, flavorful Graviera cheese is crafted start to finish.
Sous vide cooking has always been something best left to the pros, or to the most intrepid of home cooks. But the practice of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath — which ensures items are cooked evenly and retain moisture — is not that difficult with a little bit of training. And contrary to popular myth, you don’t need a fancy machine to do it. Here is a video from our friends at ChefSteps that describes what sous vide cooking is, and how to cook sous vide using a Ziploc bag, a digital thermometer and a pot of water.