Jane’s Birthday Dinner

To start:Roasted Pecans with Indian spices

A selection of fresh local radishes with Maldon salt and butter

A selection of local cheese from Saxelby Cheese Shop:
Berkshire Blue, Kunik, Ascutney

Homemade Pickled Ramps

Multi grain baguette, sliced and toasted with olive oil


Marinated Sardine Fillets
fresh herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil.
(great on the toast slices)


Morel Mushroom Risotto with brown rice

Fresh Shell Peas with butter

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Wild Field Greens with a lemon vinaigrette


Individual deep fried Rhubarb & Strawberry Pies
powdered with Cinnamon sugar
served with homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
on a puddle of Spicy Strawberry Sauce topped with
unsweetened Whipped Cream

We started off the evening with an amazing bottle of Cava that Debby brought called:
L’hereu de Raventos i Blanc
Then switched to red wine.



About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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