Spring Ephemerals

Spring Ephemerals

Spring is inevitably exciting. Flowers bloom, leaves unfurl, and the farmer’s markets come to live with an incredible range of vegetables we’d all but forgotten about. Ramps, or wild leeks, are the forager and restaurateur’s dream, with a...
Thai-Style Coconut Vegetable Soup

Thai-Style Coconut Vegetable Soup

If you have ever taken a class series with me (like my ongoing after school classes) you know I love soup. Soup might just be the perfect food. I can make a stock from my kitchen scraps (whether meat or vegetable), it works on hot or cold days, it saves me whether...

Chef Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

We kicked up our chef-led classes a notch at Pachanga Patterson this past month with a great skill class in knives. Students were beyond excited to learn how to cut and begged for more, more, more to chop! We couldn’t pull enough items out of the kitchen for...
The Deluge and Pumpkin Dumplings

The Deluge and Pumpkin Dumplings

It’s been quite a few weeks here in the New York area. It started with NY1 coming out to film our fundraiser, pictured above. Next, New York was hit by a devastating hurricane. And now, in the weeks that follow communities still struggle post-storm to get their...
Cold Corn Soup

Cold Corn Soup

In my family, August is the month of corn. We buy ears by the dozen on roadside stands and markets, stocking up and immersing ourselves in its sweet juicy burst every chance we get. We chow down on the kernels like a typewriter, finishing one row before backtracking...

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