brooklyn, Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, east village, food, Italian, Little Italy, Memories, New York, NYC, Seafood, Staten Island

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 my… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

food, Little Italy, san gennaro, Soho, Uncategorized

92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro 2018 Starts Thursday September 13th

For 11 days each September, Little Italy is transformed into a red, white and green feast for the senses with special guests, live music, crafts, games and a cannoli eating contest. The Feast of San Gennaro runs from Thursday, September 13, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. The Feast of San Gennaro is located along… Continue reading 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro 2018 Starts Thursday September 13th

food, Homemade, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon

Quick Pickled Watermelon 5 or 6 coriander seeds 2 tablespoons of white vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 teaspoon honey or sugar ½ cup olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 3 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon A sprig of oregano 2 cloves garlic diced One cup boiling water… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon

food, NYC, pizza, Uncategorized

The Pizza Pedigree of a Native New Yorker

In New York City, we are spoiled in our choice of world class food. With all the choice that surrounds us, pizza remains the one thing every New York foodie is an authority on. As a kid growing up in Flatbush, the Brooklyn of the early 70’s spoke to me through my nose and my… Continue reading The Pizza Pedigree of a Native New Yorker

Fishing, food, recipes, Uncategorized

Three recipes for the Fishermen! Striped Bass, Fluke and Bluefish

Fishing season is well underway and by the pics I’ve seen, plenty of folks are going  home with Ziplocks full of fillets. Here are a few seasonal recipes that will add some nice to the spice!   Striped Bass with Summer Salsa Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa Bluefish Ceviche  JKS 5/9/18

Clams, Cooking, Discovery, food, food, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Seafood

Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

“I can teach a chimp how to make linguini and clams.  I can't teach a chimp to dream about it and think about how great it is.” -- Mario Batali Clams are God's way of saying "Here, taste the ocean". Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat… Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

Cooking, Discovery, food, food, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Park the Hate, Pass the Plates

We don't do politics on ErinGoScatch. There are plenty of places you can get coverage of all that hibiddy jibiddy elsewhere, no matter what side of the table you are sitting on. From our vantage point here in New York City, the ultimate melting pot for the cuisine of so many cultures, we talk about… Continue reading Park the Hate, Pass the Plates

Cooking, food, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized

Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze

Ribs are a summer favorite and over the years I have developed a method of delivering consistently moist, tasty ribs. Whether beef or pork, the way to good ribs is to brine. Brining begins the process of breaking down the tough connective tissue in the ribs. Cooking them low and slow, in the oven or… Continue reading Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze

Cooking, food, Homemade, recipes, Southern, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

...with Alabama white sauce (recipe at bottom of page). Meatloaf is a retro dish that remains relevant today because it can be tweaked and adapted to suit any taste. It is a humble meal that can be elevated to "restaurant quality" status with a few simple tips. 1, Keep it moist- turkey is a meat… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

Cooking, food, Italian, recipes, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Rustic Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian is a hearty, rustic hunters stew slow cooked,with onions, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, garlic, capers and wine, simmered down to a mellow perfection. This rustic chicken cacciatore's aroma is heavenly and just one bite is going to make you feel like you are in Tuscany overlooking the vineyards eating a marvellous… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Rustic Chicken Cacciatore