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I'm not saying I'm a superhero, but I do have two rather stellar identities: stand-up comedian by night, YouTube cooking sensation by day. And sometimes at night. Depends how hungry I am. And how badly my wife needs a cocktail.

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I usually don’t care about “cooking in the season” but I was really in the mood for spring produce. Maybe it’s the timeless nature of quarantine—what day/month is this?!?—or maybe it’s the fact that my fridge is packed to the gunnels after experimenting with different suppliers, but green was calling to me. This dish did […]

My new plates arrived yesterday. I’m so excited to get them into a picture. I’e been looking for plates like this for months. I found ones I liked early on in my search, but almost everything was north of $50/plate, which I couldn’t really justify, especially considering Wiff and I have, for the past several […]

Ingredients 250 g (1 cup) granulated sugar250 g (1 cup) water125 g (1 cup) spruce tips Recipe 250 g (1 cup) granulated sugar250 g (1 cup) water125 g (1 cup) spruce tipsAdd to a microwave safe container—I use this Pyrex measuring cup (affiliate link)—and heat on high until boiling. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Cover […]

This is a basic pickling liquid. It’s a 3:2:1:0.3 ratio so it’s easily scalable. 3 parts vinegar, 2 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar, and 0.3 parts kosher salt. The 0.3 may be confusing… but it’s just 10% of the vinegar. I hope you’re not totally confused… Makes 2 cups 225 g rice wine vinegar150 […]

Ingredients 1/4 c sliced garlic1/4 bunch cilantro6 black peppercorns2/3 c dry white wine (150 ml)1/3 c lime juice (75 ml)1/4 cup heavy cream8 oz butter, cut into small chunks, chilled3 tbsp vegetable/chicken/any kind of stock Recipe 1/4 c sliced garlic1/4 bunch cilantro6 black peppercorns2/3 c dry white wine (150 ml)1/3 c lime juice (75 ml)Add […]

Serves 4 200 g De Cecco rigatoni30 g EVOO50 g (1/2 medium) yellow onion, 1/4-inch dice15 g (3 cloves) garlic, thinly sliced300 g wild mushrooms, thinly sliced and/or broken into smaller pieces (see note)1/2 c white wine1/2 c vegetable stock75 g mascarpone50 g (1 c) grated Parm-RegItalian parsley, as needed Bring a pot of salted […]

Blood Oranges as a cocktail garnish

This is probably one of the easiest and fun cocktail vanishes you can make. And it’s a great way to make your cocktails and mocktails look like they came from a fancy bar. 1 blood orange, 1/4-inch-thick slicesgranulated sugar, as needed Grab a plastic ziplock-style plastic bag or glass jar, and spoon in a thin […]

The easiest and fastest way to make ginger simple syrup. Perfect for cocktails, or dare I say, mocktails!

I just got Chris Santos’ SHARE cookbook and love it. I love his Beauty & Essex restaurant in NYC, despite the fact that I’m not it’s target market [black-hat-wearing Instagram girls]. The food is amazing though, and this recipe was inspired by a recipe in his book. Pick it up here: link. Serves 4 1000 […]

Need a laugh during quarantine? A friend of mine is hosting a free Zoom comedy show. The lineup includes several headliners. And sorry, I won’t be on the lineup. It’s Saturday April 25th at 8:30pm ET. It’s gonna be great. Click here for the meeting link. The password is 622564.

A bowl of rigatoni Pasta with hot Italian sausage, feta cheese, parsley, mint, and brown butter

I just got Chris Santos’ SHARE cookbook and love it. I love his Beauty & Essex restaurant in NYC, despite the fact that I’m not it’s target market [black-hat-wearing Instagram girls]. The food is amazing though, and this recipe was inspired by a recipe in his book. Pick it up here: link. Serves 2 120 […]

1500 g broth100 g EVOO50 g (~2 whole) shallots20 g (~3 large cloves) garlic, minced100 g wine200 g, 1 cup Risotto rice50 g, 3 1/2 tbsp butter50 g, 1 cup grated Parmiggiano-Reggiano cheese5 g Diamond Crystal kosher salt Recipe 1500 g beef/chicken/whatever brothAdd to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. In the most recent […]

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