Superbowl Antipasto, Staten Island Style

Superbowl Sunday is like a second Thanksgiving for snackers. My name is Jim and I am a confessed snacker. I always enjoy the appetizer round of any meal.   I am usually charged with the appetizers for big gatherings. I make a cheese/antipasto platter that mixes fun with flavor and really gets the tastebuds going.Continue reading “Superbowl Antipasto, Staten Island Style”

I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

  An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I’m Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know myContinue reading “I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn”

Union Square Greenmarket

Created in 1976 to provide local farmers with a means to sell fresh produce and attract businesses back to the downtown area, Union Square Greenmarket is now at the center of a bustling commercial district. There are plenty of markets for the home cook to choose from in New York City. Few provide city dwellers more options of farmContinue reading “Union Square Greenmarket”

A Few Short Videos of Downtown NYC

Downtown, New York below 14th Street, is a feast for the eyes and the ears. Here are a few new videos of Manhattan, between the skyscrapers. For more info on the rhinos CLICK HERE                                           Continue reading “A Few Short Videos of Downtown NYC”

A Night at Pardon My French, East Village NYC

A fantastic birthday night for Kelly at Pardon My French in the East Village this past Saturday night.  PMF is a contemporary version of the bistro-style restaurant with a hip East Village spice. The food was exquisite, the service prompt and charming and the atmosphere was enchanting.  We ate in the garden, because it stillContinue reading “A Night at Pardon My French, East Village NYC”

The East Village That Remains

The East Village of my romantic youth when I moved to 7th Street in 1986- beat characters writing in tattered notebooks in sad cafés,  punk rockers jamming to reggae with Rastafarians in grungy Tompkins Square Park, worn out tenement buildings teaming with ethnic food smells, and true rebels on St Mark’s Place is nearly gone. All gone butContinue reading “The East Village That Remains”