An Evening in NYC: #FPBFF Winners and Influencers

#FPBFF winners and influencers alike came together for one magical evening in New York’s Dimes Restaurant! Read More

Matzo Ball Soup (With a Twist)

Passover has always been a favorite holiday of mine, and I think that is at least 50% due to matzo ball soup. Every year, for days, my mom would have a pot boiling on the stove – preparing her stock for the matzo ball soup that was to come. The light and fluffy balls mixed with her delicious broth made for the perfect comfort food. Read More

Kitchen Confidential: Vegan White Elf & Chia Seed Salad

This week in kitchen confidential we caught up with one of our many talented 543 chefs as he put together a delightful grilled white elf mushroom and chia seed salad. Sprinkled with quinoa and chia seeds, the dish is packed with vitamins, protein, and anti-oxidants. Read More

Fresh Vegetable, Sage, and Ricotta Flatbread

I’m something of a pizza fanatic. Blame it on my Italian blood. Pizza is a simple idea, with many variations. I love pizza with adventurous combo’s and gourmet touches. A while back on one of my pizza tastings, I tore a bite out of a slice that had been delicately herbed with sage.  Miraculous! I instantly stored the idea in the back of my brain to pull out in the kitchen later on. Read More

Crispy Sage-Sprinkled Latkes

Every year I look forward to latkes for Chanukah. In my family, we always ate them for the holiday. I remember one year when my mother was working at a local newspaper and she made an entire array using all types of potatoes for a review. It’s a fond memory of mine, and now that I’ve moved out of my parents’ house I still need them so much that I’ve taken on the task myself. Read More