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Humble crumble: easy finish for a perfect dinner

Humble crumble: easy finish for a perfect dinner

Blueberry and Pineapple CrumbleWhen it comes to desserts the world seems to fall into two camps: chocolate lovers and fruit lovers.  This simple blueberry and pineapple crumble will delight all fruit lovers at the dinner table.  Why is this crumble such a universal success?

The crumble is simply delicious. Its warm, guey and sweet fruits work well in cold winter days but also are great to present the first delights of our…

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New video: Cutting orange supremes

New video: Cutting orange supremes

My New York Kitchen

In my quest to teach you kitchen skills that you never knew you didn’t have, my massive communications team and I are trying out a little video today that demonstrates the mastery of filleting an orange in order to create the spectacular orange supremes. One moment the orange is just sitting in a nondescript fruit bowl on the counter, and the next, freed from all its mundane orange membranes, it…

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Scallion-and-ginger-crusted salmon

Scallion and ginger crusted salmon Scallion and ginger crusted SalmonGreen onions

How do recipes become heirloom recipes? We all have our go-to meals that we cook over and over. Our families and friends love them even after having them a million times. We cooks like them because we have the recipes burnt into our brains. The grocery cart finds its way to the key ingredients in aisles 2, 3, and 8 with GPS-guided precision. And finally, we can put the whole thing together in…

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Pan-roasted cod with radish juice and potato puree

Pan-roasted cod with radish juice and potato puree

Pan-roasted cod with Radish Juice and Potato PureePan roasted cod and Radish Juice

It’s not every day that the humble radish, which just happens to be sprouting in my vegetable garden this week, gets the royal treatment. Loved by some but disliked by many, the radish often exists most comfortably in the neglected corners of a crudités plate. But today we’re making it the hero of our dish: it serves not only as the vegetable of this meal but its juice will further function as a…

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Baked sweet potato fries

Baked sweet potato fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Pressping sweet potatoesSweet potatoes are not very well known in Germany. I remember my first American Thanksgiving, eating a sweet and heavily marsh-mellowed sweet potato puree. My skilled tongue could still identify, underneath all that sugary stuff, the true flavor of the sweet potato. That something-something between potato and carrot, I thought, is one worthy of a more prominent role. A one-man show, even. This…

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Red-wine poached pears with creme anglaise and almond caramel.

find the recipe at MyNewYorkKitchen.com

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Favorite Cookbooks: If I had to choose just one…

Favorite Cookbooks: If I had to choose just one…

Salute to Healthy CookingWe’ve all played the stranded-on-an-island game (“What would you take…?”). I can play this game.

I like collecting cookbooks, and a great many are lining my bookshelves. Nevertheless, there are a few that I find myself returning to over and over again. Somehow the recipes feel just right. Over the years the pages show the signs of heavy use: sauces splatter the pages, dried parsley enhances the…

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Find the recipe for this sunchoke soup at www.mynewyorkkitchen.com

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Easy Apricot Cake

DSC00986 DSC00992This Apricot Cake is a fail-safe dessert. Our dinner guests just love it: the crunchy almonds on top mixing with the slightly caramelized cinnamon sugar, the light and crumbly texture of the cake batter and the delicious moist apricot slices just work so well together. You can assemble the apricot cake in just a few minutes and after 45 min in the oven you are done with your dessert. I also love…

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