1. Duck

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    January 11, 2014 by Emily Pergament

    In all honesty, I haven’t been particularly inspired lately to blog about any of my food experiences lately (although pizza at Forcella on Park Ave. last night was very delicious), but here I am on a Saturday night having just finished dinner and needing immediately to share.

    It was my first time making duck, and I made it really well. I have been tempted by these duck breasts at our grocery store so what the heck, I decided to try to make it tonight.


    I bought a breast that was 1.1 pounds,and here’s what I did: Put salt and pepper on both sides.  Heat oil on the stove and put the duck in once the oil is hot, skin side down for eight minutes. Then, flip the breast over and drain out the oil. Put the whole pan in the oven, which should be at 400 degrees, for 10 minutes. Let it rest for three minutes before cutting.


    I also successfully made sauteed mushrooms for the first time ever. I attempted last year but they came out inedible, so I was nervous to see how they would come out, but they were great!

    Have you tried to cook a new meal lately?


  2. Happy New Year!


    January 3, 2014 by Emily Pergament

    Happy New Year, one and all! Hope you’re enjoying the winter wonderland outside. I can’t say for sure whether I am, but at least I’m inside.

    Anyway, I started the new year right, with this spicy sausage chili I made up.


    1 package of hot Italian sausage (about 1 lb)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
    Seasoning to taste (chili powder, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper)

    Remove the sausage from the casing, and cook fully in a little bit of oil. Drain off some of the liquid when it’s done, but keep a little bit because it adds a ton of flavor. Add all the ingredients into a Crock Pot and cook for 3 hours on low.

    It’s by far the best chili I’ve ever made, and my mother-in-law even asked for the recipe, which is high praise in itself! I don’t think I can go back to chili with regular ground meat again.

    Hope everyone had happy holidays. Best wishes for 2014!

  3. Chocolate-covered Oreos


    December 10, 2013 by Emily Pergament


    1) Melt dark chocolate chips.

    2) Dip Oreos.

    3) Have your husband gently apply peanut butter chips on top.

    4) Cool until chocolate is hard.

    5) Try not to eat them all in one sitting.

    I’m giving these to people at work for Christmas. I usually make cookies, but these seem so much better.

    Thanks to my mother, who made chocolate-covered pretzels a Christmas tradition. I just kicked it up a notch, if I say so myself.


  4. Bait and Hook

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    December 9, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Me. Oh. MY, it has been a while since I’ve posted about a restaurant! Anyway, Rob and I went to Bait and Hook in the East Village on Friday. It’s a seafood restaurant (ya think?) and it’s on Savored and Rob was in the East Village for work, so of course we ate there.

    We started with calamari and raw oysters, which I had never had before. They kind of just tasted like sea water – not awful, but not my favorite. I don’t think I’ll eat them again.

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    And I had a scallop roll (which had jalapenos and bacon on it!).



    I also had a mojito, which was good, but way too small for them to charge $11. Overall though, the prices were reasonable for a NYC seafood restaurant, even more so because it’s on Savored.


  5. NYC winter food

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    December 9, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Thanks to my friend Allison for sharing Buzzfeed’s guide to delicious NYC winter food. I’ve only been to two of these places! Who’s tried any of the food on this list?


  6. Thanksgiving break down

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    December 4, 2013 by Emily Pergament


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    Here are some pics, and below are the links to the recipes we used:



    Creamed spinach*


    Apple pie*

    Pecan pie

    *Based loosely on these recipes/modified

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, who’s ready for Christmas?!


  7. The aftermath

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    December 2, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Here’s what I’m making with leftovers: more latkes (it’s still Hanukkah!) and turkey soup. To the turkey soup, I’m adding …
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  8. Turkey


    November 29, 2013 by Emily Pergament


    Look how good our turkey looked! Rob made it all by himself and it was delicious. More detailed post to follow.

    How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Are you having leftovers today? I hope you aren’t at work like I am!

  9. It’s almost time!


    November 26, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Who’s excited for Thanksgiving? I am getting ready! Last night, we bought the turkey and most ingredients that we’ll need, …
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  10. Dinner here tonight

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    November 14, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Jk, maybe after payday next week.

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