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February 16, 2017

The sidecar was the original cosmopolitan — not on account of its international devotees, but more for the “sweet drink” stigma attached to it. My version ditches the sugar entirely and increases the lemon juice significantly.  The result is a roguish, daring concoction that hits all the right notes.

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bourbon cocktail cointreau drink lemon whiskey
February 16, 2017
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The sidecar was the original cosmopolitan — not on account of its international devotees, but more for the “sweet drink” stigma attached to it. My version ditches the sugar entirely and increases the lemon juice significantly.  The result is a roguish, daring concoction that hits all the right notes.

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bourbon cointreau drinks lemon orange liqueur sidecar whiskey
February 14, 2017
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Tapa tasting with Chef de Cuisine Anthony Sasso

At my newest restaurant, La Sirena, I recently worked with Anthony Sasso to build a tapa bar menu that resembles those you might find in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia.   On The Chew, Sasso and I taste his whimsical variations on classic tapa bar dishes like patatas bravas. At La Sirena, we smash fingerling potatoes, fry them so they’re…

February 9, 2017
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Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of the most quintessential dishes of Lazio.  It’s exceedingly simple, but relies on a perfect al dente noodle and a high-quality guanciale to really sing.  At Lupa Osteria Romana in New York City, chef Rob Zwirz has mastered it.

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bacon bucatini guanciale lazio lupa pasta pork
February 7, 2017

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of the most quintessential dishes of Lazio.  It’s exceedingly simple, but relies on a perfect al dente noodle and a high-quality guanciale to really sing.  At Lupa Osteria Romana in New York City, chef Rob Zwirz has mastered it.  Here’s the official Lupa-approved recipe.

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amatriciana bucatini guanciale lazio lupa onion Parsley
January 31, 2017
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The Big Game may not involve my hometown team (Seattle Seahawks) or even the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS, but I’ve never been a sore loser and this year is no exception.   As always, I designed a game day menu inspired by the cities of the teams represented. Lucky for me, “New England” and “Deep…

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Football game day new england SOUTHERN Super Bowl
January 25, 2017
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Pisco is a brandylike liquor, popular in South American winemaking regions. My favorite kind is made from fragrant muscat grapes — perfect for a blood orange pisco sour.

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blood orange cin cin cocktail pisco sour south american
January 25, 2017

Pisco is a brandylike liquor, popular in South American winemaking regions. My favorite kind is made from fragrant muscat grapes — perfect for a blood orange pisco sour.  

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Eggs Oranges sugar

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