A few years ago I had the privilege of working with and befriending the owner of Maman, a French-inspired cafe serving the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. Flash forward and there are locations popping up every minute, including the new Maman Marché and a restaurant popup in Paris. Hang as we chat and cook two end-of-summer inspired "French-ish" dishes, Radish Top Pesto with Radishes and Squash and Zucchini Carpaccio.
Who doesn't love Phoebe Lapine? No one, that's who. We are savoring (literally) the last bits of summer and talking about her new book, The Wellness Project, diving into all things "better for you but not extreme" in beauty, food, and even fertility. Also, we make this Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad.
Lady mussels are sweeter. For real. Learn all about Kiki Von Glinow and her adventures predicting trends at HuffPo along with why rosé is good in everything, people you date shouldn't admit to stalking you online and why lady mussels are sweeter than male mussels. Snag this embarrassingly millennial pink recipe for Strawberry Tomato Rosé Mussels. Happy Fourth of July!
Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork, is easily the most relatable and hilarious wine experts of our generation. Kind, smart and unassumingly brilliant when it comes to all things... but especially wine. This 5 minutes warm salad of Seared Radishes with Mint stuns and surprises her, almost as much as the 6 pack of Bud Light tall boys in my refrigerator.
I LOVE these ladies. When I think about why I started Lady Lair LIVE, I think of women I love to laugh and cook with like Serena Wolf and Elise Reinemann. I will be back with Serena, author of the amazingly funny and smart, The Dude Diet, soon as our interview was cut short. Couldn't with hold even just five minutes of fun with her though - enjoy.
Fresh pasta, chef talk & beach vibes... is there anything better? Join me for a special in-kitchen Lady Lair LIVE with FourSquare and Chef Tim Meyer at his new restaurant and NYC hot spot, Out East. I put on my Hampton best and ate too much pasta, can you blame me?
Today on the Lady Lair LIVE, my lady friend Ali Rosen of Potluck Video, and I blanch asparagus and put eggs on eggs (she loves that!) with both our hand whisked mustard aioli and my soft/hard boiled eggs. We got to talking... some were a little more hard boiled than soft, what can I say it's real life. Here it is, Blanched Asparagus and Eggs.
This was totally not what I planned to make with Kelly Janke, my food stylist colleague but... I had a really great lunch and as gifted a bomb.com pan and just needed to make these Seared Eggplant Toasts to celebrate spring feeling like summer. Learn how her and I are BFFs, not only with each other but with Meryl Streep.
It's all about "beauty food" with Laney Crowell, founder (and friend!) of The Moment, a beauty site, with an emphasis on feeling and living beautifully from the inside out. Think, natural beauty products, food, mindfulness, etc. We Broil Avocado and chat about the insider world of Kunz spoons.
For someone who gets up at 3 AM, she's sure bubbly! Join my friend and NBC's TODAY Show producer, Carter McKay, and I as we make Lamb Labneh Flatbreads (/set off a NYC apartment smoke alarm) and giggle about what our herbal spirit animal is. Let's just say, I'm 100% with her on "sage" "shopping at Club Monaco."
Ain't no lady friend like this lady friend. Kitchen comrade turned ride-or-die, Elise Reinemann of Becca PR and I chat about how being veg-en is different than vegan while we make my Pan Seared Cauliflower with Avocado Dressing and why sometimes salads make the best date meals.
I've never had an issue about walking up to someone and saying, "Let's be friends." Shelby Albo is a perfect example of this. Fitness & travel expert by day, Shelby and I giggle about how we met (Bari), my tendency towards klutziness and what happens when a bag of frozen peas ends up on your floor. This recipe [Spring Cous Cous] is ideal for anyone looking to not turn on the stove or spend hours in the kitchen = everyone.
Margeau Barnes and her famously delicious Instagram account, Satisfreed, have us drooling for what she calls, "Pizza, pasta, burgers and all the comfort foods." So we're making Montanara Pie, the official (and fried!) pizza of Naples. She also claims to have "resting brunch face," but to be honest, I really can't see it. Cheers to this bubbly millennial teaching me what all the cool kids are doing these days.