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Want to experiment with yuzu? Here’s a yuzu caramel recipe

Justin Lee October 24, 2023
We previously put a spotlight on yuzu as a stunning ingredient used by award-winning restaurants in New York City. This sweet, salty and tangy citrus fruit is like heaven on a spoon.  Its vivid tartness and bitterness deserves a spot in your kitchen at home.
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5 Ingredients found in NYC michelin-star restaurants that will blow you away

Justin Lee October 5, 2023
Fantastic foods always start with fantastic ingredients. Here are five high-quality products that the best restaurants in New York City are using to serve up award-winning dishes.
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Sweet Mama’s is pricey pitfall of taste and service

Justin Lee September 24, 2023

Few things are as comforting as a classic New York City diner breakfast. Stacks of steaming hot flapjacks drowned in maple syrup just warm the soul. This craving enthralled my mind when heading to...

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Top 5 cooking tools to take your skills to the next level

Justin Lee September 14, 2023
If you want to take your cooking skills to the next level, you have to get the perfect tools. Here is what a professional cook uses in their home kitchen.
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Elevate your culinary skills with this masterful sage brown butter pasta recipe

Justin Lee September 6, 2023
The viral sage brown butter sauce rightfully took the internet by storm several years ago. In this recipe, we suggest implementing a restaurant-style approach to elevate this dish into being a gourmet-menu-level experience.
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As tomato season comes to a close, try a show-stopping tomato soup recipe

Justin Lee September 2, 2023
With tomato season coming to a close, now is a great time to master a classic show-stopping dish. This recipe is a perfect marriage of comfort and luxury for surprisingly little effort.
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Restaurant review: Pietro Cucina Italiana

Justin Lee May 1, 2023
Two colleagues and I had the pleasure of dining at Pietro Cucina Italiana in Saint James. While there were a few minor issues, we had a wonderful meal that will keep us coming back for more.
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Tools of the trade: A short guide to cooking supplies

Justin Lee May 1, 2023
Chefs need many tools at their disposal to produce high-quality food. These cooking instruments are vital for a chef's speed, efficiency and consistency.
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eShin Noodle Bar is a city style ramen and small plate eatery located in Stony Brook, and boasts a variety of options and unique dish combinations. Justin Lee/ The Statesman

Food review: exploring flavor and fusion at eShin Noodle Bar

Justin Lee October 20, 2022
As delicious as that 99-cent packet of instant ramen is at 4 a.m., it pales in comparison to the real deal. Enter eShin Noodle Bar, an only one-year-old NYC-style ramen and small plate eatery.
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