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Deb’s Catering

Sunday, April 26, 2009

In celebration of this gorgeous summer weather, we met up with Justin and Sophia for lunch in Hudson River Park. We picked up some lunch at Deb’s Catering Deb’s Catering, which had received a great review from Eric Asimov in the New York Times, calling it “The hottest lunch in New York”. I’ve long stopped […]

New Croque-Monsieur: Gruyere and Smoked Ham on Challah French Toast

Saturday, April 25, 2009

You voted for it and here we have it, the New Croque-Monsieur, FoodMayhem style. In preparation for our super awesome Grilled Cheese, Lon made mustard, and I made Challah (Peter Reinhart’s recipe). The Challah should be made and sliced the day before so that it can stale. (Don’t worry, I ate plenty of it fresh […]

Fish’s Eddy Huge Sale!

Friday, April 24, 2009

What does getting carried away look like?
We were walking our dog down Broadway this evening and noticed that Fishs Eddy on Broadway & 19th Fishs Eddy was having a sale. We’re not the biggest fans of their stuff, but the sign said 99¢. What could they sell for so little?
It turns out… a lot! […]

Interview with Michael Klug

Friday, April 24, 2009

Having fallen head over heels in love with the chocolates from L.A. Burdick, we were dying to know more about Pastry and Chocolate Chef Michael Klug. Amidst the busy Mother’s Day crunch, he was still kind enough to share some great insights about himself and chocolate.
FoodMayhem (FM): You have worked at some fancy restaurants (Lespinasse […]

Sushi Yasuda #28

Friday, April 24, 2009

It’s been way too long since our last visit to Sushi Yasuda. Between our busy schedule and the difficulty of getting reservations with Chef Tomura, we’ve gone nearly three months without it. Tragic, I know! But all good things come to those who wait, right? Well, in this case, we did get two new stellar […]

Bourdain: Walking on Waters

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I’ve been wanting to add a section on food news, stuff about celebrity chefs and food fame, but I’m way not cool enough. So to ensure the kind of quality you’ve grown to expect from FoodMayhem, we’ve added a new writer, Sheng C, who is cool enough. He’s a “taste bud” (a friend […]

Mustard!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In preparation for our upcoming Grilled Cheese extravaganza, we need some awesome mustard.  As you may know from reading Jessica’s bio, she loves mustard.  And at the moment we probably have six or eight different store-bought mustards at home.

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We found L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates at the Dining by Design: Table Hop & Taste, and from then on, we’ve fallen deeper and deeper in love! You know how rarely we truly rave about products. We’re a tough pair and it’s hard to impress us, but these are damn good chocolates. So while we’re finishing […]

Bodegas Dios Baco Oloroso Sherry

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chris happened to bring a bottle of sherry that perfectly matched our dessert.  He didn’t know we were making Apricot Beignets, but he nailed the choice with an oloroso sherry from Bodegas Dios Baco, originating in Jerez, Spain.

First, olorosos are a bit sweeter and less dry than other sherrys, that is perfect for our personal […]

Apricot Beignets with White Chocolate Apricot Sauce

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I found a recipe for Apricot Beignets and thought it looked great, except for the chocolate dipping sauce. Despite usually preferring dark chocolate, I just thought white chocolate was a much better fit for these beignets.