Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

By Thursday, June 18, 2015 4 Permalink

One of my favorite places in Philadelphia is Alma de Cuba, an utterly satisfying Latin American influenced restaurant. Their mojitos are strong with fresh mint and sugar cane, and their food will give you no choice but to overeat because every plate is pure comfort. But the highlight of any visit to Alma de Cuba starts as soon as ...

Anchovy Carbonara

By Thursday, May 14, 2015 0 Permalink

Carbonara is one of those pasta dishes (like lasagna) that everyone thinks is sexy as hell but nobody really makes at home. It's a buzz word for deliciousness that we (incorrectly) assume is beyond our modest culinary skills. Foolishness! While lasagna, and homemade ravioli or homemade pesto, are truly labor intensive dishes, carbonara is actually ...

Avocado Hummus

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 Permalink

We all love guacamole and most of us seem to like hummus almost as much (have you seen how many single serving hummus brands there are now? Hummus is the new yogurt). So it stands to reason that I'm seeing more and more hybrid "green" hummus out there, because avocado and lime basically make anything ...

Classic Hummus

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 Permalink

For February's recipe post I kept things simple with two varieties of one of my favorite snacks, hummus. Hummus is one of the most versatile spreads out there. That said, I think we all might be using the word hummus a little too loosely. Just about ANY bean spread these days is labelled as hummus ...

Tomato Sauce with Pancetta and Shallot

By Thursday, January 15, 2015 0 Permalink

For Style and Cheek's first recipe post I decided to go with something incredibly basic that you can build on for future recipes: tomato sauce. There are a TON of different (and delicious) ways to make tomato sauce, ranging from a simple "quick" sauce with 4 ingredients to a complex braised meat "Sunday gravy". Today I'm going ...