Holiday Gift Guide

Deviled ‘Spring’ Eggs by Chef David Vandenabeele

Deviled Egg Recipe Chicks

Just in time for spring and holiday entertaining, Executive Chef at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, David Vandenabeele has come up with a few tasty treats using the incredible, edible egg! These adorable versions of the classic appetizer will appeal to kids and adults alike. In fun colors for spring, the hand-cracking-marbling is a technique that […]

Chinese Almond Cookie Day Brings a Sweet Treat for Everyone at TL’s

fortune cookie day

Since 1986, Chiu Quon Bakery, in Chicago’s Chinatown, has been serving up their classic recipe of the traditional Chinese Almond Cookie and on April 9, TL’s Four Seasons guests can get a complimentary taste of the sweet treat. TL’s Chef/Owner Shawn Li will be offering the golden, crunchy desserts to each and every cookie lover on […]

Spice It Up: The Orange Jalapeno Margarita

jalapeno orange margarita

Orange Jalapeno Margarita Makes 2 3 oz Silver tequila Juice of one tangerine 1.5 oz Lime Juice 1 oz Agave Nectar Splash of Cointreau 2-4 Jalapeno Slices 1 pinch fresh Cilantro Garnish Smoked Paprika Cayenne Pepper Sea Salt Pinch of sugar Lime slice for rim Rim directions: Mix all garnish ingredients in a shallow bowl […]

Food Trends: Calorie Counting? Consumer Demand Rising for Smaller Packaged Foods


It seems good things really do come in smaller packages for a growing number of U.S. consumers. Trends including a rise in snacking, a craving for convenience and the demand for an easier way to control portion sizes, are driving a rise in single-serve and snack-sized food packaging. The trends are good news for convenience […]

Collard Green Dip with Bacon

collard greens dip

COLLARD GREENS DIP WITH BACON  2 tablespoon olive oil 2 bunches fresh collard greens, rinsed and chopped 4 bacon slices, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 12 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces 1 (8-oz.) container plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Kosher salt and freshly […]

Homemade Cannoli Recipe with Mascarpone Cream

cannoli recipe

Homemade Cannoli Recipe with Mascarpone Cream Yield: 16 cannoli Ingredients Cannoli Shells 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 3/8 cup sweet Marsala wine 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 large egg white, lightly beaten […]

Sambal Chicken Skewers

grilled chicken recipes

Sambal Chicken Skewers INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/3 cup hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek) 1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam) 1/4 cup Sriracha 2 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch–2-inch […]

Sunday Breakfast Ideas – The Art of Gluten Free Pancakes


Pancakes. The food evocative of weekend brunches, Sunday’s in your PJs, or that illicit feeling you get when you have them for dinner. Plain, loaded with fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips, and topped with hedonistic amounts of maple syrup and melted butter, there are no rules with pancakes. What do you do, though, if you’re […]

The Perfect Chicken Piccata Recipe


Mashed potatoes or roasted seasonal root vegetables make the perfect accompaniment to this quick and easy Chicken Piccata dish. We like to serve it with a Caesar salad, or fresh arugula tossed with a light vinaigrette, homemade garlic croutons, and shaved parmesan cheese. Chicken Piccata Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves […]

Toast to Oscars Weekend: Wolf of Wall Street Inspired Cocktails from Andaz Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street Cocktails

Whether you’re hosting a party or watching alone, you’ll certainly want to raise a glass to the winners this Sunday night during the Oscars. Andaz Wall Street’s Bar Se7en 5ive has created three cocktails inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Wolf of Wall Street. If you’d rather leave the mixology to the experts, the limited edition […]