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Cooking Minute - Walnut Torte by David

Walnut Torte by David

I grew up in Lexington, KY – a smallish city in the heart of thoroughbred horseracing country. But my roots are in New York: my grandparents, parents and older brother are all originally from the Bronx. In the 1940s, my grandparents owned a bakery on Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue. Although my mother was too... read more →

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Vegan Raspberry Cornbread Muffins by Megan

I am a Native New Yorker, and recent graduate of Baruch College. Growing up, my mother made dinner for my family every night. She had a real love of cooking, which I think I am slowly starting to inherit. Several years ago I decided to make the switch to Veganism, and it has been an... read more →

Authentic Cuban Black Beans by Laura

Authentic Cuban Black Beans by Laura

A few years ago, my mom taught me this quick and easy authentic home cooked recipe. I was born and raised in San Juan, PR where rice and beans was the staple of most of my meals. This is my go to recipe because it only takes me 15 minutes to make, it’s cheap (the... read more →

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Sweet Potato & Kale Lasagne by Roseanna

Growing up in Vancouver, a city known for its healthy lifestyle, conscious eating was instilled in me from childhood. My cooking philosophy incorporates the use of color as an integral ingredient. I use it as a guide for health—fruits and vegetables with saturated hues contain the most nutrients—as well as to be visually stimulating. Creativity... read more →

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Chicken and Mushroom Marsala by Kira

I love to cook because the act of cleaning vegetables, pan-frying thinly sliced chicken breasts or just roasting broccoli just calms me. It makes my home feel like a home and gives me an opportunity to relax and center on something else outside my everyday life. There hasn’t been many pressing issues I’ve encountered that... read more →

Cooking Minute - Homemade Blueberry and Banana Pancakes by Larissa Dante

Homemade Blueberry and Banana Pancakes by Larissa

I was was raised in Canada by two culinary-competitive parents each vying for kitchen-control. Takeout meals were basically a family taboo. Modeling introduced me to authentic global cuisines, but it was my husband Manuel – trained by his Spanish/Italian/Swiss mom – who instilled in me the basics of pan-European cooking. Settling down in New York,... read more →