Posts categorized as Food

Creative Cuisine at Ornella Trattoria

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Paula and I were invited to attend a tasting at Ornella Trattoria in Astoria, Queens. As we walked in the door, you could smell the garlic wafting from the kitchen, this was my first indication we were in for a treat. Owner Giuseppe Viterale recognized us immediately, “the bloggers!”. As I would soon learn, Giuseppe recognized all this patrons. His trattoria has a feeling of warmth and it’s because of Mr. Viterale’s charismatic presence in the dinning room, night after night. We sat down, the vino was poured and the flood […]

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Episode 7: 4 Ideas for Tomatoes

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Y’all, its too damn hot to cook!! My mom gave me a bunch of tomatoes and basil on Sunday and I thought “how can I eat all of these without turning on the oven?” Here are some simple recipes I came up with. I hope you like it and I hope you are not forced to use your oven too much in this heat! You can add anything of your preference to these recipes, some cured meats in the pasta salad, cucumbers to the salad, whatever your heart desires! Let […]

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Episode 6: Basics of the Wok

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I love cooking with a wok, and in this episode we go through a random recipe to exemplify some of the basics of cooking in a wok. (random meaning off the top of my head) We have a recipe here we posted a while back that will help with your first wok experience. Below are some tips to cooking in a wok, and hopefully the episode gets you familiar enough to start experimenting yourself! A few highlights on cooking in a wok: 1) Use a high frying temperature oil (peanut, […]

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Experimenting with Garlic Scapes

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On a recent visit, my friends John and Catherine brought me garlic scapes from their garden upstate on Wild Cat Mountain. I love when I get something out of the ordinary, you have to get creative with it. I had asparagus in the fridge which I usually make with garlic so I thought this would be a good combo. Scapes have a mild garlic flavor and are a bit sweet. I chopped the garlic scapes and put them in extra virgin oil (my go to is Colavita). I cooked these in my […]

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Episode 5: Zucchini Pancakes

A few weeks ago I tried out a recipe for zucchini pancakes (or latkes as everyone referred to them as). They were a great side for a weeknight meal. I wanted to make them again, so I doubled this recipe up for appetizers at a weekend impromptu BBQ. Its a good base for any other veggie you want to make this with, but I recommend you make it now while zucchinis are in season. You can obviously make it with potatoes, or you could try it with squash. I tried […]

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Episode 4: Fresh Pasta

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I know a pasta dinner doesn’t sound impressive, but if you believe that, you’ve most likely never had the pleasure of fresh pasta. (Or watched our amazing pasta episode with Mike here!) There is something special about fresh pasta. It tastes so much better than your boxed brand. In this episode of newlyFED we visit my college roommate and one of my best friends Cristina to learn about making fresh pasta. As freshman we were roommates in the upperclass apartments we’d invite about 15 girls over for “Sunday Dinner,” which […]

3 Dishes, 2 Hours, 1 Traditional Southern Italian Meal

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I was nervous as we approached the door but in true Italian flare, we were welcomed as family.  Mrs. A explained what Susanne and I would be cooking. “I want to start with something easy, I cook dinner for myself every night, it doesn’t have to take a long time.”  We got straight to work after walking in the door of Mrs. Abbracciamento’s Breezy Point home. Mrs A. is the wife of the late Sal Abbracciamento, acclaimed New York City restaurateur. I was sincerely honored to be invited into her home, to […]

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Episode 3: Quinoa & Veggies

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For this episode of newlyFED, we have a different view on food, literally, it’s filmed from the top of my refrigerator. This recipe is a good quick side for these dog days of summer! I made it for our Mother’s Day BBQ and the crowd loved it! Ingredients 2 tbsps olive oil 6 cloves of garlic diced 1/3 cup of basil chopped 5 oz Spinach 12 oz Roasted Red Peppers 4.9oz Box of Quick cook Quinoa ( I use Near East and got the Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Flavor) 1.5 […]

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NewlyFED Episode 2: Chef Mike Cooks Up a Spicy Spaghetti

​ This weekend the NewlyFED team headed up to Washington Heights, familiar territory for Clare, who spent a year on Fort Washington Avenue. Our guest is Michael Crowley, an amazing pianist and chef who brings the same precision and focus to the kitchen as he does the piano. We’ve known Mike for a few years, about as long as he’s dated Sean, who is Rockaway by birth and lineage but has lived all over the East Coast. Sean’s first cousin is our biffle Beth, and we’ve all had many fun […]

NewlyFED Episode 1: A few of their favorite things

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In this episode of newlyFED, we travel down to sunny Rockaway to talk to a few of my favorite people, my main cooking inspirations, Maureen and Franny (my mothers) and to my grandmother’s. Grandma wasn’t so much into the introduction of her favorite kitchen gear, but we were able to squeeze one out of her. Hope you like the episode! Take a look here: Newlyfed – Episode 1 – Kitchen Essentials from Glorified Tomato on Vimeo.

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