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Riverpark: Tom Colicchio Presents Sisha Ortuzar

New York Ed Levine 11 comments

When you walk into the Alexandria, the new bio-tech center building on the banks of the East River, you are confronted by a sign: Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio restaurant. But if you go on to have a couple of very fine meals there—as we did—it is highly unlkely that you will find Mr. Colicchio there. It's chef-partner Sisha Ortuzar running the kitchen. When pressed for a pithy description of the menu at Riverpark, Ortuzar said it was American food with a New York point of view. When pressed on whether the restaurant lacked focus, he said with a giggle, "It is all over the place in a controlled manner." And that's about right. More

Cook the Book: Balsamic Onion Marmalade

Serious Eats Grace Kang 5 comments

Lady Marmalade says YES to this condiment of condiments from Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar's ' 'wichcraft.' This is a simple twist on regular caramelized onions that manages to elevate the topping to a must-have. Yes, caramelizing onions takes a... More

Roasted Asparagus with Red Onions, Basil, and Vacherin

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The following recipe is from the April 8 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Grilling sandwiches is an easy way to make a bunch of sandwiches at once. Step 1:... More

Cook the Book: PBJ

Serious Eats Grace Kang 6 comments

I must confess that I don't like peanut butter, nor its classic incarnation in a PBJ. It sticks to your mouth! Why would I want something to stick to the roof of my mouth like that? Yes, there's milk, but... More

Cook the Book: Smoked Ham with Avocado and Butter

Serious Eats Grace Kang 13 comments

Avocado adds a great creamy element to sandwiches, and I'm glad to see it in a sandwich that doesn't call for sprouts. I don't understand how anyone eats those threadlike sprouts. I almost gag every time I try them. Plus,... More

Cook the Book: Fried Eggs with Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Frisee

Serious Eats Grace Kang 1 comment

Inspired by the classic frisée aux lardons, this recipe takes the salad and translates it into an elegant sandwich. For me, it's just another excuse to eat a bacon, egg, and cheese (BEC) sandwich for dinner. (I've done it before,... More

Cook the Book: ''Wichcraft'

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Tom Colicchio is everywhere. On top of reigning over his kingdom of Craft, he's on your television in Top Chef, in the kitchen with Tom: Tuesday Dinners, and now he's bringing his sandwich mini chain 'Wichcraft home with 'Wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal and a Meal into a Sandwich. Written with Sisha Ortuzar, a sous-chef and partner in 'Wichcraft, Colicchio brings together recipes for sandwiches and condiments in a tidy package with vibrant color photographs accompanying each sandwich recipe. For those unfamiliar with 'Wichcraft (locations in New York City, Las Vegas, and San Francisco), it's not a place that turns out sandwiches like the ones you used to brown bag in middle school. This is "real food, hand-crafted."... More

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