Went to Ali Baba on 34th between 2nd and 3rd last night. It was a fantastic meal all around. The room is very cozy and nicely decorated. The service was fantastic, very accomodating and friendly. And the food was excellent.
Check out the highlights from our summer feast sponsored by Stella Artois and Feastly at North Brooklyn Farms, featuring food from chef Theo Friedman of Theory Kitchen.
Making Banitsa (Spanakopita) with Baba Luba
In this episode of Cooking with Grandma, we meet Luba Stoyanoff, also known as Baba. Together with her eldest grandchild, Katherine, Baba discusses why she wasn't allowed to cook in her homeland of Greece, recounts the difficulties of making phyllo dough by hand, and prepares banitsa, the Bulgarian version of the Greek spinach pie spanakopita. Click here for Baba Luba's Banitsa (Spinach Pie) recipe.
Quick Bites: Tim Dillon
Comedian Tim Dillon answers our lightning round of questions. Read more.
Chef Theo Friedman meets with one of North Brooklyn Farms' farmers to discuss the chef−produce purveyor relationship, in addition to the importance of seasonality and flavor when developing the menus for his transformative culinary events. In preparation for his Stella Artois dinner party, Chef Theo then visits Union Square Greenmarket to pick out fresh, local ingredients for his end-of-summer celebration.
Beat the heat with this boozy spin on an iconic Southern beverage. The trick to this adult slushee is to first freeze your sweet tea into ice cubes, that way your drink won’t get watered down when you blend in the vodka. Read more.
Take your summer cookouts to the next level with this grilled watermelon recipe. Make sure the grill is very hot when you add the watermelon, or the slices will steam instead of caramelize and char. Read more.