Chef's Notes Plus

A Special Recipe for Your New Year Celebration

You may already have a New Year food tradition: black-eyed peas? Noodles? Lentils? But because this year is less than typical, you may be in the mood to try something new. If, like most of us, you have no special plans for the day, you might be looking for a […]

Desserts

Crème Brûlée

Makes 5 servings We can all thank legendary CIA pastry chef instructor, Dieter Schorner, for reinvigorating the United States’ collective love of crème brûlée as pastry chef of New York City’s famed Le Cirque in the 1980s. Enjoy our classic version, but don’t be afraid to add spices or other […]

Main Dishes

Gnocchi with Duck Ragoût

Makes 4 to 6 servings This recipe is a favorite of our students in our Cuisines of the Mediterranean class at The Culinary Institute of America. The main ingredient in the dish is the gnocchi, served with a perfectly made duck ragoût to accent those fluffy little pillows.

Chef's Notes Plus

Healthy-ish Snacks for the New Year

Many of us will make some kind of internal New Year’s Resolution involving healthy eating, and so we want to do our part to help you achieve your goals. But since moderation is usually our best strategy for maintaining healthy lifestyles in the new year and beyond, we’re going to […]

Family Fun

Midnight Snacks for New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

New Year’s Eve is so fun, even if you can only stay awake until 9:00! But if you are determined to stay up to see the big ball drop at midnight, you’re going to need snacks. Here are some of our favorite quick-and-easy, sweet and savory recipes to help keep […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks, Cookies

Parmesan Biscotti

Makes 40 biscotti Makes 40 biscotti When we think of “biscotti,” we usually think about little biscuits or cookies, sweet and studded with fruit or nuts. But the name actually refers to the method in which they are baked—twice—so that they can be stored for long periods of time at […]