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Jumping onto a New Food Trend

Woo hooo!  It’s Friday!  I’m very happy about that. It's been a really long week since we worked on Sunday. 


I’m also very happy about today’s lunch.  There is a foodie trend happening in New York that we need to catch up on.  We’re …

Posted by chef on Friday November 20
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The History in Gumbo

We will not be serving a "soup course" today because the hot entrée is a type of soup!  We have Gumbo for lunch!  It will be another “lunch in a bowl”. 


Gumbo is a lesson in culinary history and a celebration of the diversity of our country. It is a stew …

Posted by chef on Tuesday November 10
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We're Eating from the Roof!

I know it’s only 2 work days since we turned the clocks back but because daylight comes so early now, I feel like I’m running late for work!

Lunch today has subtle touches of Greek influence

An interesting thing about today’s soup, Roasted Parsnip & Fennel Soup, is that the …

Posted by chef on Tuesday November 3
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The Eyes of Texas are Upon Us

“The eyes of Texas are upon us” today. On day 2 of her menu plan Chef Katie heads down to her Texas roots for our lunch today. From what I’m smelling so far, it’s going to be a really good one!

With this lunch a simple, delicious soup is called for. She has chosen to make …

Posted by chef on Thursday October 15
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Cooking French in Asia

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Today Chef Andrew is returning to his Asian cuisine portfolio with a menu that has an emphasis on Vietnamese cuisine. Speaking of Asian cuisine, how was that West Lake Beef Soup the other day!?! Sooooo good. We actually ran out of it before the end of service. I told Andrew …

Posted by chef on Thursday October 8
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Roasted vs BBQ Chicken

When I first moved to New York from New Orleans there was one food that I had problems with.  At my first job,in the corporate training offices of Alexander’s Department Stores, my boss  would often suggest, “let’s pick up some barbecued chicken and work during lunch…

Posted by chef on Wednesday October 7
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Did you ever have a sandwich filled with debris? If not, perhaps you’ve never been to New Orleans. I think the debris sandwich can only be found in New Orleans and possibly only at one restaurant there.

The debris sandwich is made at the famous Mother’s Restaurant in New Orleans, and is…

Posted by chef on Friday October 2
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Lesson on Korean Cuisine

Today, Chef Andrew has planned a menu borrowing on tastes from Korea.  I feel the need to give you an alert that almost everything today has some form of sesame in it.  However, we will have some of everything available without sesame.  So if you have any sensitivity to sesame tell us…

Posted by chef on Thursday October 1
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Sloshy Days

It’s going to be rather sloshy for the next few days and I’m okay with that. I have very high hopes of delicious Autumn weather being behind these wet weather systems.


This year’s Politics of Food Class is in full swing with some enthusiastic students who are learning …

Posted by chef on Wednesday September 30
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Summer is back!

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Oy, feels like summer is back. But it looks like we’ll cool off again by Thursday. So I’m not going to get too crazy.

Today, Chef Andrew will take over the next 10-day menu plan. He’s starting with a lunch which I think is going to be very popular. Here’s what&…

Posted by chef on Tuesday September 29
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