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Italian Dine-asty – Cipriani Restaurant New York – on Voyage.tv

The scene reigns supreme at the glamorous SoHo outpost of the famed Cipriani restaurant empire, a sprawling, ground-level loft space with tables spilling out onto the neighborhoods main drag, West Broadway. Being the liveliest of the Cipriani clan of dining establishments and bars, this location can always be counted on for prime people-spotting and high-quality, if a bit expensive, Northern Italian cuisine. But the real reason to be here is the party-like atmosphere, which regularly draws boldface names like Denzel Washington, Gisele Bündchen, Nicole Richie, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. Fabulous Peter Beard photographs of Africa adorn the walls, while a glittering chandelier drips light on the attractive crowd sipping the house drink: the Bellini. Upstairs, the snug, Alpine-ski-lodge-style attic functions as an exclusive members-only club for the famous and the ultra-rich. On Sunday nights, it’s home to a supermodel karaoke party, where a who’s-who of A-list celebs and other glitterati types get together to guzzle champagne by the magnum and sing their favorite tunes.

The Menu: You will find most of the classic Venetian dishes familiar from the other Cipriani restaurants, but downtown offers a few nods to the slim waistlines of fashion-conscious SoHo. Note the special section of the menu dedicated to “gaining weight safely.” The lighter treats include burrata di bufala with soft polenta; fresh tomato salad; and tuna salad with cherry tomatoes and capers. If a bulging belly is of no concern, go for heartier fare, like calves liver alla Veneziana with grilled polenta; tagliolini with duck ragú; or veal medallions alla pizzaiola with rice pilaf. For dessert, crêpes alla crème are a sweet finish.

The Must-Have: Start with the carpaccio, which the restaurant claims was invented at the original and legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, where the Cipriani restaurant empire was born in the 1940s. And of course, order a Bellini, a sparkling concoction of prosecco and peach purée invented by none other than Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar as well. Named after a 15th-century Venetian painter, the sweet cocktail flowed freely during the heyday of Harry’s Bar, when the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin and Peggy Guggenheim held court.

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Posted by mark - September 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

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Grinding 7lbs of chuck roast – 1 hp Cabelas Meat Grinder

Here’s my new Cabelas 1 HP meat grinder with 7lbs of cut up chuck roast in the feed tray. 1 minute 17 seconds later and it’s ground and ready for chili. Notice the motor never changes RPM. You cant tell there is meat running through it. This thing Rocks! If you want a top quality grinder then check out Cabelas, they’re made in Italy. All SS head, internals and reduction gears with a fan cooled motor. Great grinder!!!

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Posted by mark - September 12, 2017 at 11:52 pm

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Cooking Prime Rib

Thanksgiving Day son Chris, Executive Chef shows us how to cook prime rib roast

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Posted by mark - September 7, 2017 at 6:42 am

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London Has the Best Indian Food?

WONG:

Better quality meat, fish and vegetables could very well put London ahead of any Indian city when it comes to high end Indian food.
World renowned London-based Michelin star Indian chef, Atul Kochhar said
Indian needed to reform and reorganise its farming industry, so consumers and
caterers had reliable access to fresh produce.

STORY:
Watch out – be warned! Chefs in India could lose their cutting edge in preparing top quality Indian food to chefs in London.

Atul Kochhar is one of the few Michelin star Indian chefs. He warns that if India’s farming industry is not reorganised – London will become the center of Indian cuisine in terms of quality.

[Atul Kochhar, Owner, Benares Restaurant]:
“It’s not because of lack of good skill, or lack of good spices. It’s purely because of lack of excellent ingredients. India doesn’t have excellent ingredients in terms of fish, meat or vegetables.”

Kochhar is the head chef and owner of Benares – a high-end Indian restaurant in the exclusive Mayfair area of central London.

Back in 2001 Kochhar became the first Indian chef to be awarded the highly coveted Michelin star. Kochhar is looking to return to India and open up restaurants. His biggest worry however is getting a regular supply fresh food.

[Atul Kochhar, Owner, Benares Restaurant]:
“How will get the best produce India has to the restaurants and to the tables of my guests. The lamb farming has to be niche. The goat farming has to be niche. The vegetable farming has to be amazingly good. All those things are there, but there is no organized effort.”

London is home to five Michelin star Indian chefs, New York has one. And there is no reason why more Indian chefs or restaurants in this city will be awarded Michelin stars in the near future given that the reputation of high end Indian food is growing.

[Atul Kochhar, Owner, Benares Restaurant]:
“There are more people traveling to India right now. there are more people conducing business with indians. they are trying to understand the culture and cuisine better now. hence the recognition.”

Kochhar says the corner curry house which churns unique English scorchers such as ‘chicken tikka masala’, or ‘balti chicken’ – are on the decline.

[Atul Kochhar, Owner, Benares Restaurant]:
“It was never an authentic cuisine. I call that British Indian food – because that’s how brutish people liked it. That’s why they were cooking it and thats why it went on for so long.”

The curry house will always be part of the British landscape. But with changing tastes – its high end and expensive Indian food that is on the rise.

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Posted by mark - September 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

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Zesty Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti

 

If you love traditional chicken spaghetti, but feel that it finds it way on your kitchen table just a little two often, then here is a recipe just for you. With this simple zesty chicken enchilada spaghetti recipe this Mexican cuisine twist on an old Italian favorite is sure to be a hit with your family. Also stop by and take a look at our Prime Pairings to find some delicious side dishes to pair with your favorite recipes.

 

Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti

 

Zesty Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti

Zesty Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti

 

 

Ingredients:

Half a pound of spaghetti
One Tbsp of olive oil
Half of a chopped onion
A quarter teaspoon of salt
A quarter teaspoon of pepper
Two minced cloves of garlic
One teaspoon of cumin
A half teaspoon of chili powder
A half teaspoon smoked paprika
Just a pinch of  some cayenne pepper
Two good sized cooked and shredded boneless and skinless chicken breasts
One ten ounce can red enchilada sauce
Three quarter cup of grated sharp cheddar
Some fresh cilantro

 

 

Directions:

First start cooking your pasta a large pot according to package directions. When it is cooked drain the pasta and set it aside.

After getting the pasta started add some oil to a large skillet set it over a medium heat. Then add your onion, salt and pepper and let the onions sweat, stirring occasionally, until they have softened. Should only take about five minutes. Now stir in the garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Cook it for only a minute or so, making sure to stir constantly. You’ll want to cook it just enough until you can smell the garlic and your spices are nice and toasted.  Then add the enchilada sauce and chicken, mix it in well. Reduce your heat to low, then add the pasta to your skillet. Use some tongs to toss until pasta is coated with the sauce. Take your pan off of the heat and add some of the sharp cheddar and continue to toss until it is melted and mixed well. Garnish with cilantro before serving, if desired.

 

You may also like:

 

AllRecipes.com-Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Food.com-Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Posted by Laura - September 2, 2017 at 10:59 am

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5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

Here are a group of recipes anyone is sure to love. 5 different takes on the classic pot roast that you can fit to your schedule!

 

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

 

Many years ago it was custom for the women to stay at the house all day and keep up the home, while the husband worked. However, it today’s society, while some women do stay home the majority are now off in the workforce as well to help bring more money for the family. Today I’m giving you not just one but 5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes! Each recipe uses their own ingredients with different prep and cook times to fit just about everyone’s busy schedule.

 

 

 

#1 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipe

 

5 East Crock Pot Roast RecipesTo Die for Crock Pot Roast~Food.com

 

Pros: With a Prep-Time of ONLY 5MINS and a Cook-Time of 9hrs, this recipe works perfectly for working moms and stay at home moms alike! Just prep in the morning and let it slow cook the day away while you’re at work or getting things around the house done.

Cons: Side vegetables aren’t included in the prep-time and recipe, so if you want some you’ll have to allot more time to chop them.

 

#2 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipe

 

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

Best Crock Pot Roast~Cooks.com

 

Pros: This recipe has very few ingredients that include most staples people keep in their kitchen. With vegetables included in the cooking process more flavor is added to your roast.

Cons: This specific recipe calls for you ti THINLY slice the carrots and potatoes and let them soak in water for 15mins. this DOES up the prep-time to around 20mins and not everyone has the extra time in the a.m.

 

#3 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipe

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast~MarthaStewart.com

 

Pros: This recipe has you adding new flavors and spices so you’re not stuck with the same ol’ pot roast. Also while it seems a few more steps are added to this dish, the prep time is still pretty short at only 15mins.

Cons:You may or may not have all the ingredients called for in this recipe, so a check of supplies and quick run to the store may be needed.

 

#4 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipe

 

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

Pot Roast~FoodNetwork.com

 

Pros: You’ve never tasted such flavor in your pot roast as this! It even calls for Chardonnay, so whatever you don’t use for the roast you can always drink! Also there is a short video of Paula Dean cooking this to use as a guide.

Cons: There is a definite trip to the grocery store in your future if you choose this recipe, that claims a prep-time of 10mins, but that may be stretching it for those new to the kitchen.

 

#5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

 

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

5 Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipes

Perfect Pot Roast~ThePioneerWoman.com

 

Pros: If you are looking for an in depth yet easy recipe this one is for you. While there are more steps and will take more time, she offers step-by-step instructions (including pictures!) to help you through EVERYTHING!

Cons: Another trip to the store is in order, and for those who are a little less kitchen savvy, this may scare you, but don’t let it!

 

 

All of these recipes offer easy step-by-step instructions and with different prep and cook times you can choose the one that works best for you and your schedule while still getting a flavor spiked meal! Who doesn’t want that?! Thanks for looking and make sure to check back for more easy recipe posts!

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Posted by mark - September 1, 2017 at 10:51 pm

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Ernie – how to carve a rib of beef

Ernie Jones shows how to carve a rib of beef

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Posted by mark - August 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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Top Chef Season 6 Episode 10 PART 1/5 Meat Natalie

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The chefs head to Las Vegas to visit “Craft Steak” and cook for actress Natalie Portman and friends.

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Posted by mark - August 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

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Message from Livestock Farmers

Recently, people have been raising questions about the livestock industry. As livestock producers, its important to know that we pay close attention community concerns when we improve our farms. For more than 100 years, farms like ours have been providing you with high quality pork. And farmers like us follow strict, state regulations. But to be successful, we have to grow just like any other business, because we want to provide you with the best product, at the best price, for generations to come.

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Posted by mark - August 23, 2017 at 8:48 pm

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Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

Here is a great recipe for a healthier version of Mac and Cheese. Not only are the ingredients better for you, but making them this way also helps you not over eat on this delicious dish!

 

 

 

Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

 

Ingredients:

4 cups of cooked whole wheat/high fiber macaroni

1 Tablespoon of butter

1 Tablespoon of flour

1 cup of milk (skim)

1 clove of garlic (minced)

3 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)

3 ounces of shredded Gruyere cheese

1 egg

1 egg white

1 cup of fresh spinach (cooked)

Salt & pepper

 

Cooking Instructions:

First, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, lightly mist a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, now set aside. Next take a small sauce pot and melt the butter over a med heat, add your flour, mix it into the butter until it is thick. Now stir in the garlic and milk; bring the mixture to just under a boil. Add your cheese and whisk it all together until thoroughly combined into a sauce. Remove cheese sauce from the heat and mix in both the egg white and egg until combined. Take a large bowl, combine the spinach, pasta, salt and pepper, and cheese sauce. Mix them together. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin cups. Bake them for 10-15 minutes or until the tops slightly brown. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before taking them out of the muffin tin.

Resources:

Emily Bites.com-Mac & Cheese Muffins

All Recipes.com-Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins

 

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Posted by mark - August 22, 2017 at 3:40 am

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