September 26, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Rolling Stone magazine named it the "hot" exercise of 1993 and indoor cycling has maintained its status as one of the most popular group classes at fitness clubs all around the world. I, personally, have been taking Spin classes since 1994 (ummm, I started when I was 10) when it arrived at my local Equinox in NYC. From the moment I adjusted my seat and handle bars and started pedaling, I was immediately addicted!. Fast forward 21 years, and indoor cycling continues to be more popular than ever and is still a big part of my workout routine (I take classes 3 to 4 times a week.) I am happy to say, it still challenges me and keeps me fit and I love it just as much today as I did the first time I tried it!
September 25, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez
This month it is all about the Mediterranean which has us thinking and nibbling all sorts of deliciousness. A definite noted favorite is the one and only…. (drumroll please) cheese! Within such rich and diverse food cultures our beloved cheese is consistently at the heart of it all. After all, who doesn’t like cheese?
September 23, 2014 | Posted by Sally Jackson
Packed with complex carbohydrates and fiber, delicious and hearty whole grains play an important part in the Mediterranean diet. Look beyond rice and pasta, because it’s worth getting to know farro, amaranth, millet, freekah and wheat berries. From the ubiquitous grain salads of the region to barley studded Italian minestrone soup to a purple-tinged French crepe made with buckwheat flour, there are as many traditional recipes as there are modern takes on these ancient grains. And yes! They’re delicious – Bobby wouldn’t have them all over GATO’s menu if they weren’t, but just as importantly to me, at least, whole grains are a healthy choice.
September 19, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
As Indian Summer sets up camp for a few weeks in the Bay Area, my instinct to eat as many tomatoes, melons and stone fruits runs high. To further help this cause, I head directly to Contigo, arguably one of San Francisco's best Spanish restaurants owned by Brett and Elan Emerson. Their menu, billed as “love letter to Spain” features rustic dishes inspired by the vivid flavors of Barcelona. Everything is cooked from scratch using products from local farmers, ranchers and fishmongers.
September 17, 2014 | Posted by The B-Team
September is Mediterranean month on bobbyflay.com and we’re ready for it – talking about, cooking with, and yes, EATING the incredible ingredients of that region is the perfect way to help us deal with those end-of-summer blues. Bobby has a well-documented love for the flavors of the Mediterranean and his restaurant GATO is influenced by dishes from Tunisia to Lisbon, from Turkey to Istanbul. Here are a few of the ingredients that define the region and make its varied cuisine just so tasty:
September 8, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
Given the Mediterranean nature of Northern California's climate it's no surprise that wine is produced here in abundance but did you know that California also makes quite a bit of olive oil?
September 3, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Have you seen many out of shape boxers? I haven’t. So, a few weeks ago, I, along with my colleague and fellow B-Teamer, Elyse, headed over to Title Boxing Club located in Hell’s Kitchen to take a boxing class and what we got.well,.pardon the pun…was one Hell of a workout!
Of all sports, boxing is one of the most physically demanding. It requires a blend of power, speed, balance and focus combined with excellent overall conditioning that results in a body that is lean and sculpted. .
September 1, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
To kick off Mediterranean month at the B-Team, I’d like to offer you a cocktail, an Ouzo cocktail that is. Ouzo, a Greek spirit distilled from grapes and flavored with anise, is typically served as an aperitif and lends itself well to sipping straight, on the rocks, or my favorite, as a cocktail. If you're fan of anything remotely liquorice or fennel - this should be your next drink!
August 26, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
So, I realize that this month on the B-Team is devoted to FRESH corn but I couldn't resist posting my absolute favorite, crowd-pleasing, mouth-watering snack: Caramel Corn. This recipe was developed by the lovely and talented Anna Kovel for Martha Stewart Living back in July 2010.
August 20, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
A huge part of my job as Bobby's personal assistant is to help maximize his time. He's a busy man with a work ethic that's both infectious and inspiring. As one might imagine, Bobby’s life revolves around food and when he isn’t cooking in his restaurants, he can be found cooking in our office test kitchen creating recipes for his television shows or upcoming cookbooks. So, it's not unusual to find me loading up a cart at the grocery store. Recently, I discovered a very helpful app that has made me the speediest grocery shopper in Manhattan...
August 19, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
What is an heirloom tomato? This is a question that plagues many a farmers’ market goer. There are varying definitions – the Wikipedia page claims that they are no more natural than the hothouse reds you see in the dead of winter at Gristede’s while other sites tout the history of these heritage fruits.
August 15, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
In the dog days of summer, salads are the ultimate dinner. They are light, refreshing, and generally mean minimal kitchen cleanup so you can get back to more important things, such as draining a crisp glass of super chilled white wine or finishing that last round of back-yard corn hole.
August 11, 2014 | Posted by The B-Team
Corn is busting out all over in late summer! Everywhere you look you will see bright green husks piled high in your grocery store or on the stands at your local farmer’s market. Before you fill your cart or recyclable bag here’s a few things you should know.
August 5, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez
Few ingredients spell summer better than a ripe tomato if you ask me. And on a hot summer day, a delicious, cool Gazpacho made from August tomatoes is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to enjoy them.
July 31, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
Grilled fresh oysters on the half shell with a chipolte bourbon butter sounds like something decadent Bobby would dream up, but in a certain little part of Nothern California, BBQ'd Oysters are an everyday affair. Don't get me wrong though, these oysters are anything but ordinary.
July 29, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
One of the many benefits of living in California is a vast wealth of superb local wines. Does this make up for the insane state tax rate? Prrobably not, but at the very least you can easily drown your sorrows in a delicious Cabernet.
July 28, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas and Elyse Tirrell
Is there anything more boring than walking or running on a treadmill…or as we like to refer to it..the dreadmill! Endless hours of staring at a wall or worse..staring at yourself in a mirror while you listen to your favorite playlist for the hundredth time! We have found a new class that takes your basic gym treadmill and gives it an Extreme Makeover.. Say hello to Fitwalker!
July 24, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
Is it Bobby's delicious new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, GATO, that has me in the mood or is it the blazing summer heat that has me craving one of my favorite cocktails, SANGRIA? Perhaps it is both! The B-Team is celebrating all things grilling this month and what better drink to serve at an outdoor party than fruity, colorful, refreshing sangria.
July 16, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
This month the B-Team is featuring all-things grilled, whether it’s your backyard BBQ, park side picnic, or costal campsite. And where there's smoke there's s'mores!
July 10, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
As a New Yorker, my main form of transportation is often my own two feet! Health and fitness are important to me, so I love that I live in a city where getting around is also a way to help me stay fit. There's a great mobile app that I use regularly to keep track of all my city walking and my workouts too.