Chocolate Hor d’Oeuvres at NY Chocolate Show

Ivoire Goat Cheese Tartlets with Figs & Black Olives

I had a great time attending the 2012 New York Chocolate Show last Friday. My favorite part of the event was the cooking demonstrations, especially the chocolate hor d’oeuvres demo. Kathie Rosenhouse presented four easy to prepare appetizers that featured chocolate. My critique/opinions of the dishes along with photos are featured in this post and the recipes are available on Katie Rosenhouse’s blog.

Yelp Summer Stunner

Yelp Summer Stunner: JoJu's Monster Bahn Ma

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to attend Yelp’s Summer Stunner at the Queens Museum of Art. The Summer Stunner was an evening for tasting dishes and drinks from restaurants around Queens while listening to music and viewing the Museum’s art collection.

Crawfish Boil

Cooked Crawfish Ready to Be Eaten

One day in early May I saw that Kitchen Surfing was organizing a mid-week Crab Boil for the Kitchen Surfing Meetup Group that would be prepared by Nick Suarez and Theo Peck of The Food Experiments National Tour. It was only $15 for a bunch of crawfish and sides so I decided to give it a shot and signed up to attend the event.

Big Apple BBQ 2010

Big Apple BBQ 2010 - Baby Back Ribs

Once a year restaurants from around the country gather in New York City’s Madison Square Park for the Big Apple BBQ. The BBQ is a weekend long block party where slabs of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, and sausages are served up to thousands of New Yorkers.

Passport to Asia 2011

Passport to Asia - Tofu Wraps & Vegetable Chowder in Coconut Shell

I find that as I take advantage of more opportunities to experiment with food photography, I’m becoming increasingly passionate about this specific type of photography. Full disclosure: It could possibly be because in the process of taking photos or after, I sometimes get to sample my subject.