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GOVERNORS ISLAND. NYC’s Neverland for Adults and Children.

This past Sunday I attended a potluck lunch with my fellow Natural Gourmet grads, instructors and current students. DESTINATION: GOVERNORS ISLAND Pin It POTLUCK PREPARATION: Ever since Italy, when I started to experiment in the kitchen, TIRAMISU has been my biggest crowd pleaser. I love making it, I love messing around with my original recipe, and I […]


MAY 2013 :: EVENT RECAP // jbf awards, natural gourmet institute, self magazine, marcus samuelsson, uri scheft, eddy leroux, tama matsouka

Memorial Day Weekend Update: Rooftop BBQs in NYC would be ideal if they existed- I mean, I’m sure they exist, just not on my rooftop. Instead, I spent a majority of Memorial Day soaking up the sunshine while reading the last few chapters of Yes Chef (and I cannot wait to tell you my thoughts […]

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NEW YORK, NY :: PERSIAN PALATE // friday night dinner, natural gourmet institute, six head chefs, 100+ guests

For those of you who’ve been following me on, you’ve been reading about the preparation process for this 100 person, sit-down meal required by my culinary school… but if you’re just tuning in now, let me catch you up to speed! As a student of the Natural Gourmet Institute, we are required to create […]