Kale Chips

Kale Chips

  Because the human brain is a hungry beast! Crispy Kale Chips Serves 4 people   1 bunch curly Kale (about 1 ½ pounds), well washed and well dried 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F. Remove the stems from the kale and cut the leaves…

French Cheese Puffs

French Cheese Puffs

I’ve been making French Cheese Puffs, aka GOUGERES for years, and there is always a conflict in me because this is a delicious French version of cheese bread. As a Brazilian, how can I possibly opt for the French Cheese Puffs when my country is the king of cheese bread? So I went to therapy, debated my…

Ricotta Dumplings

Chef Ignacio Matto’s Ricotta Dumplings

  The Uruguayan Chef Ignacio Mattos of the restaurant Estela in New York City, transforms the humble ricotta cheese into some of the most exciting foods being cooked today. This recipe for Ricotta Dumpling, stimulates all five senses. Six, if you include your sense of accomplishment. Here is the recipe, adapted from his cookbook, Estela.…

Ferris Acres Creamery

Best Ice Cream in CT

Okay, I admit it. I’m always looking for new food trends. Novelty. Never seen. Launching. Debuting. But here is a little secret: sometimes, on a weekend following a long week of crunching work, all I want is to enjoy a good scoop of ice cream, one with the taste of old-world. If you share that…