nora on 02/05/2014
Dim Sum

Where to Eat: Adventures in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Whenever I have friends or family  visit me in NYC, inevitably the culinary corner of the city that holds the most intrigue and the most reverence is Manhattan’s Chinatown. Pushing your way through its crowded streets can make even the most seasoned New Yorker sweat. So when you are a hungry tourist trying to determine […]


nora on 09/23/2013
Moon Cake

Recipe: Moon Cakes

Every morning I bike to work from Carroll Gardens, past brownstones and baby strollers, across the windy Manhattan bridge, racing the N and Q train from Brooklyn. My ride spits me out onto Chrystie St. and Canal, the heart of Chinatown. Most days I glide down the street, past the long skinny public parks filled […]


Kate on 05/23/2013
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: 1920s Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I’d like to play it cool and say I’m not buying into the hype around Baz Luhrmann’s new movie version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, but that would be a blatant lie. Gatsby has been one of my favorite books since I first read it while studying in Paris six or seven years ago, and […]


Our friends over at Pantry Confidential interviewed Tertulia…

Our friends over at Pantry Confidential interviewed Tertulia chef and hispanophile Seamus Mullen. Not only is he a gentleman with a gorgeous kitchen, but he also shared a risotto recipe from his Spanish cooking arsenal. Can you say ‘yum’?


Our latest episode is up! Learn about Mexican cuisine and feast…

Our latest episode is up! 

Learn about Mexican cuisine and feast your eyes on the mouth-watering tortillas, tacos, tamales, and chilaquiles of Tortilleria Nixamal!!!

http://www.abbottandwest.com/episode/mexico-tortilleria-nixtamal/


Just off the Chinatown bus and not sure how to satisfy your…

Just off the Chinatown bus and not sure how to satisfy your craving for authentic hand-pulled-noodles and sweet bean cakes? Look no further than our guide — Where to Eat: Adventures in Manhattan’s Chinatown for an insider’s look at Canal St.

http://www.abbottandwest.com/where-to-eat-manhattans-chinatown/


All these cities blanketed in stars seem as if they could exist…

All these cities blanketed in stars seem as if they could exist on another planet. A beautiful, amazing planet we want to travel to.


Fabulous shoot today @maharlikaNYC in the East Village. We…

Fabulous shoot today @maharlikaNYC in the East Village. We cooked Sisig with chef Miguel. Serap, serap!!


Sink your teeth into a set of kitchen snapshots of the CITY GRIT…

Sink your teeth into a set of kitchen snapshots of the CITY GRIT Filipino dinner featuring chef Leah Cohen:
http://www.abbottandwest.com/kitchen-snapshots-city-grit-presents-leah-cohen/


Misty morning in NYC. Perfect weather to spend the day editing…

Misty morning in NYC. Perfect weather to spend the day editing new episodes.