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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Salad Topped Pizza in Honor of Mom

Salad Topped Pizza in Honor of Mom

Every Mom loves salad. And kids of all ages love pizza. I’m thinking it’s the perfect union for a simple Mother’s Day meal. Kids and Dads can have a farm to table adventure preparing this one. Mom will admire their efforts and taste the difference. 12016...



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Foodstock Rocked

Foodstock Rocked

A sold out crowd of food writers, bloggers and grub lovers gathered at Wesleyan University on May 5 to celebrate all written expressions on our favorite subject. Under the guidance of Professor Amy Bloom, author of two novels (Oh how I loved AWAY, 2007) and two collections of short stories, both nominated ...



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pure Food and Wine Presents Fresh Flavors & Pasta-less Lasagna

Pure Food and Wine Presents Fresh Flavors & Pasta-less Lasagna

Just because I have great outdoor space for dining in CT. doesn’t mean that I don’t hanker for peaceful courtyards tucked away in the middle of NYC. I found just that when I arrived for a late lunch at Pure Food and Wine, just off Union Square, last week. 12020...



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Getting Comfy at Jack’s Wife Freda, NYC

Getting Comfy at Jack’s Wife Freda, NYC

What do you get when two talented chefs marry and combine their culinary histories to open a cool place in Nolita? Jack’s Wife Freda is just the place.  The young owners are Dean and Maya Jankelowitz. Dean is from South Africa and Maya hails from Israel. They both worked for Keith McNally and met while ...



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

“Fresh and Easy” & Chocolate Mousse with Pear Chips

“Fresh and Easy” & Chocolate Mousse with Pear Chips

I met Leah Schapira one evening this past fall. We were at an intimate gathering of food writers and magazine editors in NYC.  It was a convivial group, focused on networking and learning about each other. We were asked to give an elevator speech to introduce our own projects and platforms. 12026...



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chicken Soup with Colorful Matzah Balls

Chicken Soup with Colorful Matzah Balls

As Passover week approaches, I turned to kosher cookbook author, Susie Fishbein, for an idea on how to make my chicken soup and matzah balls festive and unique. 12028...



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Don’t Want to Cook for Passover? plus Asparagus & Shitakes

Don’t Want to Cook for Passover? plus Asparagus & Shitakes

TO COOK OR NOT TO COOK?  That is the question! Not everyone has the inclination or the time to prepare holiday meals, especially those that require a lot of sorting through recipes we may use only once a year. Here are some ideas for resources if you would like to order items for your Passover Seder on...



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dining at Balaboosta with an Expert

Dining at Balaboosta with an Expert

Last week, I received an invitation from Naama Shefi, Israeli food specialist and past Director of Public Programs and Events at the Consulate General of Israel in NYC. She asked me to join her at Balaboosta in Nolita, NYC, for lunch with a dozen strangers who had signed up to eat with her and learn more abou...



Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hamantaschen: Delicious No Matter How You Spell It

Hamantaschen: Delicious No Matter How You Spell It

Hamantaschen are delectable, triangular filled cookies eaten on the holiday of Purim. While some think that these tasty folded treats resemble little hats, they are referred to as Oznei Haman in Hebrew and Orecchie d’Aman in Italian, in both cases meaning Haman’s EARS, not hats! 12036...



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Print Restaurant Tells All

Print Restaurant Tells All

Do you check online restaurant menus before you call for a reservation? Take a look at the online menu for Print Restaurant, 11th Ave. at 48th St. in NYC, and you can learn a lot.  Ride your cursor over the ingredients and you will find a whole lot more than overblown descriptions of flavors. You wil...