Category Archives: Food

Video: Recipe: Gennaro Contaldo: Basil Pesto


Gennaro’s famous 2 minute pesto. Great for pasta, for a spread, or for eating straight out of the jar.

Photo: Hans, Pixelbay

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Video: Recipe: Sorted Food: Philly Cheese Steak


The boys at Sorted Food do their own spin on a Philly Cheesesteak. I am giving them a pass on the bread because they tried to step up their game (but why did they toast the bread!?!).

I will also forgive the usage of provolone cheese, but the green peppers… no.

Photo: Bryce Edwards, Flickr

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Video: Recipe: Pasta Frittata

Gennaro Contaldo make a slightly unusual and extremely delicious pasta frittata.

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Video: Sorted Food: Indonesian Beef Rendang



2 red onion
1 chunk of root ginger
4 cloves of garlic
2 red chillies
2 sticks of lemongrass
6 kaffir lime leaves
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp palm sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 shot of groundnut oil
1 kg beef shin, cubed
400 ml full fat coconut milk
100 g desiccated coconut
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 bunch of fresh coriander
2 spring onions (optional garnish)
400 g Thai Fragrant Rice

Full Recipe:

Photo: Riza Hugraha, Flickr

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Video: How to cut celery


Gennaro Contaldo gives us a very simple salad and an even better trick to get the string out of celery.

Photo: Suzie’s Farm, Flickr

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Video: The Lowball – Machined Whisky Tumbler

Drinking your whisky out of a glass? I think you are doing it wrong. At least it feels wrong when you see something made so right..

Learn more about this glorious, if not extremely overpriced tumbler via their website:

Photo: Discommon

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Recipe: Involtini of Beef

Gennaro Contaldo doing a beef dish (similar to a braciole)

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Recipe: Sorted Food: Honeycomb Cannelloni

I have eaten quite a bit of cannelloni in my day, but never have I seen it prepared like this.


1/2 aubergine
1 red pepper
1 courgette
100 g ricotta cheese
50 g pecorino, grated
1 pinch of ground nutmeg

Tomato Sauce
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 carrot
1 stick of celery
1 red chilli
1 tsp dried oregano
500 ml water
1 handful of fresh basil

White sauce
100 g butter
1.5 l milk
3 bay leaves

20 dried cannelloni tubes (400g)
50 g pecorino cheese, grated
1 pinch of ground nutmeg

You can print out the full recipe right here:

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Video: How Peter Luger selects their steaks

Peter Luger is an iconic steakhouse that is still family owned. Each steak is hand selected, every single day:

Eater’s Nick Solares accompanies the proprietor of Peter Luger Steakhouse to one of the few remaining butchers in the Meatpacking District to see how she selects meat for the restaurant.

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