Growing up Mom made (and still makes) soda bread throughout the year, not just on St. Patrick's Day. For her though, the bread she made on St. Patrick's was a little more special connected her and us to our Irish heritage.
In Ireland, soda bread is not the same as the breads appearing on the shelves in grocery stores for a brief period. It's a staple there and rather different in flavor and texture from what we are used to here. That of course is due to basic day to day ingredients that are used in the home.
Brown soda bread (using all or part whole wheat/germ) is always on the table, and with a little bit of grass fed butter it's hard to beat. One of my favorite comfort foods is brown bread, a good stout, and a tasty fish chowder..... to bad I'm land locked!
Kashiwa, in Chiba prefecture, Japan. A modern city with an ancient past, a commercial hub and a community to many Tokyo commuters. This city, like most in Japan can surprise the adventuress foodie. Arriving at Kashiwa Station, I could have easily mistaken myself for being in New York. A Starbucks to the left, shops, an aggressively urban exterior with a row of restaurants all with intricately designed wax displays highlighting their dishes.
What do you want on a chilly night when you're craving a bone warming meal? With so many choices there’s just one that fits that bill and that’s oden.
This recipe is from my great Aunt Connie Milano and goes back in my family a few generations, possibly more.
These cookies should be light, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. We only make them for Christmas and they are fantastic with a cup of tea or espresso.
As a kid, I liked these cookies when they were still hot and soft… the honey and the citrus really stand out. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has.
December 13, 2015 - Italian Holiday Wine Dinner
On Sunday, December 13th, 2015 guests will have a unique experience and taste of Italian seasonal & holiday cuisine. With a six course menu created by chef Peter & wine pairings by expert Brian Mitchell, you won't want to miss this event. Regionally diverse cuisine of Italy in the Hudson Valley.
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Time: 5:15 Reception with cocktails & hors d' eourves
5:45pm Dinner Seating
$95 per ticket
Love eggs? From breakfast to desserts, eggs can be the star of the show or the supporting act. We know about the versatility of chicken eggs, but what about duck eggs?
There are a few differences:
Menu & Pairing
R Four Graces Pinot Gris
Dungeness Crab Crostini & Sprout Creek Cheese Board
C1 King's Ridge Riesling
Wild Smoked Salmon Terrine
dill cream, ciabatta crostini, lemon arugula salad with roasted beets, pickled red onion
C2 Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot noir
Roasted Saddle of Lamb
stuffed with pignoli, spinach, dried Apricot, Sprout Creek Toussaint,
truffle potato dauphine, huckleberry sauce
C3 Brooks Temperance Hill Pinot Noir
Pan Seared Trout
morel sauce, asparagus, creamy polenta
D Foris Muscat
Dark Chocolate Oregon Hazelnut Mousse
Belgian dark chocolate
Pot pies make a great warming winter dinner. I serve them at the restaurant typically during the fall and winter, but using a variety of ingredients you can make a stellar pie anytime of the year. The standard is chicken, but all vegetable pies, beef short ribs, even fish can add a pleasant twist on an "American" classic.
This dish is one of those foods that you remember eating as a kid ... Mom's pies were good (not all of them though.....hope she isn't reading) and she usually made some extra, freezing them for a few weeks and baking them until hot and bubbling.
Soup. I'm not really sure how you feel about it but I could have soup everyday, for any meal. There are just so many options, from chicken to fish, even super rich and flavor vegan soups. (I wanted to write souper but thought it was a little corny...)
Here are some of my tips for making your next great soup:
1. Knowing your ingredients and their flavors is very important because it really doesn't take a lot of them to make a real flavorful soup. Regardless of a hot or cold soup be sure that the ingredients compliment one another and aren't too overpowering. This is important especially if you aren't using a quality broth ... make your own, their always better. (If I don't have one handy I am just as happy to use water and build up my flavors.)
Dish Mahopac Restaurant, Mahopac
Where to eat in 2013: Bistro and wine bar in Putnam County
OCTOBER 23, 2013 AT 05:08 PM
If you want to dine at Dish Mahopac, you’ll probably need a reservation. Not only because this bistro/wine bar is wildly popular, but also because this slip of a space with cozy red-lacquer walls only has 30 seats.
Limited room drives the menu, too: “Our kitchen is small, just six burners, a double convection oven, and a grill — half of which is a dedicated vegan grill — so I have to make connections between everything,” says chef/owner Peter Milano.
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Making certain that Dish Bistro & Wine Bar has the finest selection for our customers, Chef Peter is working with the highly regarded wine industry professional Brian Mitchell DWS, CSW
To get some perspective of how he will affect your next glass of wine at Dish, let's look at some of Brian's experience and qualifications; He is Certified Specialist in Wine by the American Society of Wine Educators and holds a Level 4 Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London, England. Brian has also taught wine appreciation at Yale University , served as a wholesale representative for the top portfolio in the United Sates and is a Sommelier.
Along with consulting, Brian's time is split between his role as the Corporate Beverage Director for a Connecticut based Restaurant Group with locations in three states and global travel. When he is not overseeing the training of 400 staff team members on all aspects related to beverage service and hospitality, he is visiting distilleries, breweries and wine producing regions around the world, working with as many winemakers and beverage industry personnel as his schedule permits. His expertise ensures that the servers he trains are highly knowledgable in all areas of beverages: new products, consumer preferences & current trends, modern & traditional viticultural and vinicultural methods, service techniques, wine & food pairing, craft cocktail production, brewing techniques, etc.
We are more than privileged to have Brian as our consultant at Dish Bistro & Wine Bar as his insights will allow us to not only have to most suitable list of enjoyable wines, but also have the best trained staff to provide you with accurate selections and the best possible service.
On Sunday, October 13th, 6pm-8pm please join us at Dish Bistro & Wine Bar for a private evening of Wine Appreciation and Education hosted by Chef Peter and Brian Mitchell. This event will be $30 per and will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Seating will be limited, so call today to make your reservation.
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