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Tomatoes and Eggs

Tonight’s dinner: Tomatoes and Eggs 1/2 lb. baby brussel sprouts, trimmed and par-boiled in salted water for 3-4 minutes, then blanched in ice water 2 Spanish red onions, thinly sliced […]

Dinner in Ten Minutes (or less)

Tonight’s dinner hails from Calabria, a province in southern Italy known for its seafood specialties. Serve this with a salad and a glass of red wine and you’re set. Don’t […]

Dinner, 22 October 2007

Fusilli with roasted potatoes, peppers and Vidalia onion The idea of potatoes combined with pasta might seem a little strange to most people. This was inspired by pizzoccheri, a dish […]


Previous dinners at Hearth can be seen here and here. Big Eye tuna, capers, pickled mushrooms, vitello tonnato sauce. 2002 I Clivi, Galea, Friuli, Italy Seared hamachi, black radish, celery, […]

Dinner, 16 October 2007

Pan-seared lamb merguez sausage, orange and Vidalia onion salsa, sucrine salad, roasted fingerling potatoes and baby bell peppers Orange and Vidalia Onion Salsa oranges [tangelo, mandarin or other seedless orange […]

Whitebait, It’s What’s For Dinner

Whitebait fritters Sucrine salad with heirloom tomatoes and soft-boiled egg, tarragon and chive viniagrette Whitebait Fritters 1/2 lb. whitebait 1 T. flour 2 eggs pinch of zataar kosher salt cracked […]

Dinner, 14 October 2007

Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic olive oil 1 T. chilled unsalted butter, cut into bits kosher salt cracked black pepper fresh […]

Streetscapes: Union Square Greenmarket

In 1976, the Council on the Environment of New York City established the Greenmarket program, which provided regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

In 1971, Alice Waters co-founded Chez Panisse and in the process, thoroughly revolutionized the face of American cuisine from that point forward. Drawing from her experiences in southern France, Ms. […]

Casa Mono

Whenever I’m at Casa Mono, I’m reminded of how much courage it takes for a restauarant critic to eat here, particularly if he or she isn’t a fan of organ […]


Chef Sam Mason, formerly of Palladin, Union Pacific, Atlas and most recently, wd-50, is a chef and partner at Tailor, a sophisticated dining and cocktail parlor in SoHo. Tailor is […]

A Short Note

Today I have 190 page views which is a record ever since this here blog-thingy got started, slightly over a year ago.¬† Some have described it as “eclectic”, some think […]

Dinner, 28 August 2007

Well not really. This was more of a light snack. 3 ears of fresh corn, shucked and stripped of niblets 1 Vidalia onion, diced and 2 leeks (white part only), […]

Dinner, 31 July 2007

Sorry for the blurry pic… Fusilli with Rock Shrimp and Arugula 3/4 lb. rock shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1 […]

Living Tree

Thanks to Joe’s post from last week, this is my newest song obsession. Watch the video. This is pure class. Beyonc√©, eat your heart out. I think I’m going to […]


The ceiling is decorated with thousands of bamboo sticks arranged in an undulating pattern that reminds you vaguely of the ocean. Interior shot. Fried clam bellies and oysters, tartar sauce. […]