Monthly Archives: February 2013

  1. Greek food (aka feta and olive oil in everything)


    February 28, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Last night, I whipped up some Greek-inspired recipes that I found on Pinterest. I made Greek dressing and marinated tomatoes, mushrooms and feta in it.



    The olive oil and vinegar separated, unfortunately. I guess I wasn’t whisking fast enough or pouring in the olive oil slow enough, even though we worked on making salad dressing in my last two classes! Agh. Oh well, I will have to keep practicing.


    And I made asparagus and feta in lemon and olive oil.



    Since I don’t have a grill, I roasted the asparagus in the oven at 450 for 8 minutes. Pinterest, you never let me down!


  2. Healthy steak* modification


    February 24, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    *It’s not steak.

    I modified the steak recipe from this post to be a little bit healthier. I had to modify it because I am obsessed with this recipe but it’s just so unhealthy. I swapped steak for chicken and heavy cream for half and half. It made me feel a little better about making something decadent for dinner.


  3. Cooking Class #2


    February 24, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    I had cooking class number two yesterday. We made lots of good food again. Sorry that these photos have a weird glow. You’ll get the idea.

    There was a lemon-y soup, but it was too tart for my taste.


    We made rosemary chicken. We had to rub herb butter under the chickens skin and then tie it. I rubbed all the butter on the wrong side. Oh well. I couldn’t carve it very well either.

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  4. Sugar Freak


    February 23, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    We went to dinner with Mark and Claire to Sugar Freak, a New Orleans-y restaurant in Astoria.

    Rob had a fried catfish poboy.2013-02-23_19-40-47_410

    Mark had a fried chicken and macaroni and cheese poboy.
    2013-02-23_19-42-10_407I’ve never been to NOLA so I can’t say how authentic the above dish is. I do know it’s not a meal that should be eaten regularly, regardless. Who’s feeling their arteries hardening right about now?

    I had a turkey burger, and it was boring. I wish I’d gotten something more NOLA-esque. Next time!


  5. Happy Purim

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    February 23, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    I hope you are celebrating with one of these bad boys:


    I just learned of this holiday and cookie yesterday. I really wanted to buy one, but the fates had other plans. I saw these as I was leaving the bakery! Oh well.


  6. Scarlatto


    February 20, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    On Saturday, Rob and I belatedly celebrated Valentine’s day. We saw Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway, and went to dinner beforehand. Rob made a reservation at Scarlatto, a restaurant right near Times Square. I was really nervous because I had never eaten in the theater district and I thought all the restaurants in that area were tourist traps.

    I’ll save you the suspense – tourist trap or not, we had a great meal.

    We (and, from what I could tell, everyone else in the restaurant) started with fried zucchini and calamari. It was super yummy, duh, who doesn’t love fried things.scarlatto

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  7. Milk and Cookies

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    February 15, 2013 by Emily Pergament


    Sweet, chocolatey and salty cookies at the best dessert place on Commerce St.



  8. Restaurant Week – Steak Frites


    February 14, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    I just realized we never posted about our Restaurant Week meal at Steak Frites. Oops! Here are the pics.


    Beet endive salad2013-02-03_12-30-02_437


    Beef shortrib sauce with pappardelle2013-02-03_12-44-02_282

    Duck confit2013-02-03_12-44-07_324

    Apple tart with ice cream2013-02-03_13-11-17_100

    Profiteroles, with ice cream and hot fudge2013-02-03_13-11-20_492

  9. Dallas BBQ


    February 9, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Dallas BBQ. What can I say that the photos can’t? Let me try.


    This is a peach margarita. It’s “Texas size.”
    Resampled_2013-02-08_20-07-39_742This is a ribs and honey-basted chicken combo with fries and cornbread, in case you can’t tell.

    DBBQ, as we affectionately refer to it, used to be Rob and my go-to date place. We’d go to the one in Times Square before a movie when we were in college. We went here because, hello, look how delicious it is, and it’s really cheap. As in, you get a quarter chicken, fries (or baked potato or rice) and cornbread for $6.00. Anyway, we hadn’t been in a while but we went here last night with Ellen and it was her first time going. I find that so hard to believe because I have been to DBBQ like 20 times. Unfortunately, I’m not exaggerating.


  10. Cooking class #1


    February 7, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Hooray! I signed up for another cooking class at ICE (read about the first one here). This one is a series; it’s five five-hour classes. I had my first class on February 2. Like the other class I attended, we work in groups to make a few courses and eat the meal at the end. Here is what we made:

    cooking class mealBroccoli, potatoes and lamb with herb butter

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