Chef Theo Friedman's dinners center around multi-course, intimate, and experimental pop-up experiences. He brings new perspectives to food by being inspired by artists, ingredients, and the passionate diners who attend his one-of-a-kind events. In honor of Chef Theo's partnership with Stella Artois, he takes advantage of Union Square Greenmarket's and North Brooklyn Farms' fresh produce to create the ultimate end of summer menu.
Passover Cooking with Grandma Irma
Watch as Irma Zigas cooks with her grandson Caleb, preparing her own take on Passover brisket (here's her recipe). There's love, there's respect and teaching, there are disagreements over chopping onions—it's family. Caleb and Irma aren't kosher, and neither is this recipe, but Irma's been making this brisket since her anti-Vietnam, pro-women's-rights activist days, when she needed to bring the family together but couldn't spend hours in the kitchen.
Kwanzaa Cooking with Grandma Martha
Grandson Desmond helps make candied yams for Kwanzaa.
Casserole Cooking with Grandma Gigi
Granddaughter Olivia helps Gloria "Gigi" Smith make Plantation Casserole.
Burmese Cooking with Grandma Alvina
Granddaughter Alyssa helps out with Burmese prawn curry and coconut rice.
Making Italian Gnocchi with Grandma Paola
Granddaughter Isabella helps Nonna Paola Bagnatori make potato gnocchi with tomato-porcini sauce.