Lemon Soy Dressing

A family meal is just incomplete without a healthy salad. This recipe was originally used as a dressing for tuna tartare/poke, but I like to use it on salads. It’s super quick to make and really tasty. Minimal effort, maximin satisfaction! 125g     Lemon Juice 60g       Low Sodium Soy Sauce 3g…

Family Meal?

What is family meal anyway? A family meal or staff meal is a group meal that a restaurant serves its staff outside of peak business hours. Dishes are generally quick to make, filling, and above all, delicious! Typically the meal is served to the entire staff at once, with all staff being treated like “Family” 🙂 I remember days when I would get to work early…

The Best Madeleine Recipe

I’ve had this great recipe for several years and haven’t come across one that has beaten it. If you like madeleines or any baked treats to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee, give this gem of a recipe a try! 270g     Sugar 225g     Egg 10g       Lemon Zest…

Ginger-Soy-Sesame Marinade/Dressing

This recipe is originally a really great dressing for a light salad but its so versatile that I wanted to share. In this case, I used it as a marinade for steak and it turned out really well. 50g       Extra Virgin Olive Oil 100g     Grapeseed Oil (Canola fine) 150g  …

Classic Chewy Brownies

You know what’s good on a cold day? WARM CHEWY BROWNAAAYYYs!!!! Heres a recipe I used for staff/family meals back in the day that I want to share. Super easy to make, and really satisfying 🙂 225g     Butter 375g     Sugar 7g         Vanilla Extract 3g      …

Gruyere Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

This is a very special recipe to me in particular. It’s one of the first things I learned as a cook professionally. That, and it’s fricken yummy. 230g     Butter 280g     Water 125g      Whole Milk 17g         Salt 300g     AP Flour 8ea      …

Full Circle

Wow. I set up this page nearly eight years ago and this is my first post…yikes. I think at the time, the intent was to journalize my experiences moving to New York City and pursuing a career in haute cuisine, but I feel that has changed. Turns out chasing Michelin stars is pretty hard work! Well…