Valentine's Day

Beet-Ricotta Ravioli & Strawberry Meringues

What food do you think of for Valentine’s Day? Is it steak au poivre, oysters on the half shell, champagne truffles? While pondering what recipes really fired our creative juices, we first fell down a heart-shaped rabbit hole. Jeannine has made a fabulous heart-shaped meatloaf in the past, while Zanthe has used pretty ceramic molds… Continue reading Beet-Ricotta Ravioli & Strawberry Meringues

Chinese New Year

Dan Dan Noodles & Tiny Egg Tarts

One of the most beautiful parts of New York City life is what we might call “culinary window shopping.” In so many neighborhoods, you can gaze into shops and spot beautiful, tantalizing dishes and ingredients you’ve never seen or eaten before. New York’s many Chinatowns (in Manhattan, Queen and Brooklyn) are home not only to… Continue reading Dan Dan Noodles & Tiny Egg Tarts

Oktoberfest

Schnitzel & Red Cabbage

When we crafted our mission for the Festive Food Project–to bring amazing, celebratory dishes to a larger audience–we knew we’d be diving deep into familiar holidays as well as exploring more far-flung traditions that were new to us. What we didn’t expect was the new things we’d learn about the holidays we thought we knew:… Continue reading Schnitzel & Red Cabbage

Ferragosto

Crostini Neri & Panzanella

Making and eating holiday foods from around the world is like a magic carpet ride, transporting us across space and time. Ferragosto traces its roots back to 18 BC, when the Emperor Augustus-—in typically Roman fashion—consolidated Italy’s summertime harvest festivals under his own name as the “Feriae Augusti.” Today, the holiday honors both its ancient… Continue reading Crostini Neri & Panzanella