Passover Menu

IMG_2059This was last nights extravaganza – the highlight of which for me was the Gravlox, the parsnip/potate Latkes come in a close second. I made Gravlox years ago and was very underwhelmed by it.  When I decided this year to make latkes my default was to buy some smoked salmon, but then as I strolled by the fish counter at the grocery store I saw they have wild caught Coho Salmon on sale ($10.95 per pound) and on a whim bought 2 pounds of it.  And I am so glad I did.  The recipe is easy and the result really surprising and delicious – a real hit at the Seder.

If you are still looking for inspiration for tonights Seder and you think you can get your hands on some Shemura Matzah my lasagna has become a yearly tradition.  For more recipes just do a search in the Urbanfoodguy search bar for many more recipes.

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:
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