A few years ago, during one of my Saturday visits to the Union Square farmer’s market, I came across fiddlehead ferns. They were tightly wound-up little green disks piled high in a cardboard box. I kept looking in the box and although I wasn’t sure what they were, it was something new which meant I was going to buy some.
The great thing about a farmer’s market are vendors are more than happy to tell you about their product and most importantly explain how to prepare them.
By Seth Fera-Schanes The Paleolithic Diet (also referred to as paleo or caveman diet) seeks to replicate meals that our ancestors would likely have eaten. Consider it a hunter-gatherer way of consumption that focuses on proteins and vegetables. Individuals who follow this path will eliminate many processed foods, […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring has arrived and it is time to bring the grill out of storage. The following recipe calls for bison steaks (which can be delivered from FreshDirect or picked up from Whole Foods, Citarella and other specialty retailers around the city. The meat is lean and works […]
You can also make mussels in the comfort of your own home. It only takes 20 minutes and will cost you around $10. This is also a stellar date night dish if you are looking to impress that special someone. You can pick up Price Edward Island (PEI) mussels (or local if in season) from your fishmonger or Whole Foods along with some white wine, shallots and butter and you are halfway done. I typically pair my mussels at home with a crusty bread as opposed to fries but you can decide what you prefer. Check out the following ‘Easy to Make Mussels’ recipe which originally appeared on The Refined Chef.
By Seth Fera-Schanes The moment you enter Murray’s Cheese, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, you know you are in someplace special. A cheese shop that was started in the 1940’s, Murray’s ranks high among the other New York food greats like Zabar’s, Russ and Daughters and Barney Greengrass. […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Have your weekend snacking activities become mundane? Are you in an endless cycle of chips and salsa, string cheese or pita and hummus? Well, I have the perfect solution for you. In as little as 10 minutes you can elevate your everyday snack to gourmet […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Included below are two little neck clam recipes I put together (which originally appeared on The Refined Chef website.) The first dish starts with a base of Chardonnay to steam open the clams and features a mixture of caramelized fennel and shallots paired with a […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Access to multiple bodies of water ensures New Yorkers have a constant supply of fresh seafood. The ocean’s bounty finds its way into restaurants across the city and to fish counters in places like Citarella and Eataly. However, if one was so inclined that person […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes We might be in the middle of a cold dark winter but there is always a bright spot which comes in the form of citrus fruit. Any grocery store in the city right now will have a mixture of oranges, grapefruit, lemons, clementines, tangelos…you […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Winter has come on strong in the city. Residents, equipped with hats, gloves, scarfs and bundled in puffy coats scurry along the streets trying to get from the subway to their apartment or the subway to work. This is the sad consistency of winter. The […]