Kate on 04/18/2014
Balinese Rujak Abbott & West

Recipe: Balinese Rujak

Dining in Bali is a singular experience. In a sense, it’s not a huge food culture; the same meal is generally eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you don’t mind the lack of variety, though, the flavors are fascinating, a classic Southeast Asian blend of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty with fresh tropical fruits, […]

nora on 01/28/2014

Recipe: Lemon Cream Flag Macarons

I must admit that before I moved to New York, when I heard the word macaron my point of reference was not the delicate and airy French cookie, but the dense, heavy coconut hockey puck called the macaroon. I have since been enlightened to the heavenly world of French macarons, which are a sweet meringue-based […]

nora on 12/10/2013
Mexican Torta

Recipe: Mexico City Milanese Tortas

One of my favorite Mexican cookbooks is Nancy Zaslavsky’s A Cook’s Tour of Mexico. Not only does she expertly know her way around the kitchen, but for food history buffs, she provides great insight into the culture of every dish. So when I wanted to find the perfect recipe for D.F. Tortas, I knew exactly […]

nora on 11/26/2013

Recipe: Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, no surprise since it centers on food and family tradition. I am always so excited to try out new pie recipes or stuffing concoctions, although I have yet to join the masses in deep-frying my turkey. Our family has one holiday recipe though, that we never, ever mess […]

nora on 11/20/2013
Oregon Hazenut Torte

Recipe: Papa Haydn’s Oregon Hazelnut Torte

Papa Haydn’s Restaurant in Portland, OR serves up an amazingly decadent Oregon Hazelnut torte and now you can too! Ingredients: Chocolate Torte: 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate 7 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup ground hazelnuts Hazelnut Praline: 3/4 cup butter, room temperature […]

Kate on 11/15/2013
Smorrebrod recipe | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Smørrebrød

It’s officially cold in New York, and, as I usually do when faced with the onslaught of winter, I’m trying to pretend I’m Scandinavian. Okay, maybe I’m not blonde and I sort of wither away without the sun, but I do think they’re on to something with their tasty cuisine. Danish open-faced sandwiches, smørrebrød, are […]

nora on 11/05/2013
Yorkshire Pudding

Recipe: Yorkshire Pudding

While hiking with friends in the Delaware River Gap, my dear friend Martin asked if anyone knew a good place to get Yorkshire Pudding in New York City. Martin, born in England and raised in Dallas, TX, has often brought to my attention the most unusual and sometimes slightly shocking culinary traditions from his homelands […]

Kate on 10/18/2013
Rice Pudding Recipe | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Greek Rice Pudding, or Rizogalo

Souvlaki, yogurt, olives, gyros, spanikopita… Talking about Greek food is like reading a list of all my favorite foods. Greece is one of my favorite places to eat – and one of the cheapest for high-quality food – but one of my absolute favorite dishes often gets overlooked amid the many other delicious choices. Rice […]

nora on 10/15/2013

Recipe: Tina Chovanec’s Blue Ribbon Linzertorte

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 egg yolks 1 ½ cup sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup ground blanched almonds 1 cup plum preserves whipped cream 1. Cream the butter with the […]

Maddy Douglass on 10/01/2013

Recipe: Le Marais Bakery’s Pain de Genes

To further tempt your tastebuds before revealing all – or maybe just some – of San Francisco‘s Le Marais Bakery‘s secrets in our upcoming interview with head baker Justin Brown and owner Patrick Ascaso, we have another quintessential (yet surprisingly doable) French recipe this week: Pain de Genes, a mouthwatering almond cake. Savor this light […]