• Tasca Brings the Flavors of Latin-Caribbean and Spain to New York's Upper West Side

    1 month ago - By Honest Cooking

    Focused on quality dishes from the Iberian Peninsula, (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico) Tasca brings the flavorful tastes of Spain and Latin Caribbean countries to New York's Upper West Side.
    For myself and many others, food is an essential bridge connecting us to our heritage. My heritage derives from the isles of Trinidad and Tobago where the flavors and techniques of the more popular dishes came from various countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India. There are also distinct influences, like the curries from India, and plantains from our neighboring Latin...
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  • The Deconstructed Lasagna That's the Taste of New York

    The Deconstructed Lasagna That's the Taste of New York

    1 month ago - By Williams Sonoma

    Chefs' Collective members Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli have the sweetest meet-cute tale we've heard in a while. He was in the kitchen, she was at front of house at the legendary New York City restaurant Park Avenue. “I thought she was so cute, I couldn't take it,” recalls Scott in the duo's new cookbook.
    Their first date was quickly followed by a three-week whirlwind tour of eating their way through Spain, staying in hostels. Angie-a veteran of family restaurants who quickly realized she should be cooking, too-was in love. Pretty soon they partnered to cook together at Quality Italian...
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