The Brunch @ Bobby's Vegas Sweepstakes

September 17, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

Bobby's newest cookbook, Brunch @ Bobby's, officially debuts this month -- and Tastebook, Shermans Travel and Caesars Palace have teamed up to celebrate by giving away a trip to Las Vegas!

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Why to Love (and Buy!) Heirloom Tomatoes

August 19, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

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.

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Corn 101

August 11, 2015 | 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.

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Tomato Peeling 101

August 1, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

Every once in a while, you may come across a recipe that calls for a peeled tomato. Fussy as it may seem, it can really make a difference in the final texture of the dish. And it's not much work at all...I promise!

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A Sweet Trick for Sweet Corn

July 23, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

From farmer's markets and farm stands to your local supermarket, fresh sweet corn is everywhere! And I have the quickest, easiest way to get your ears ready for eating. All it takes is four minutes and a microwave. Watch the video and learn!

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Get Your Picnic On!

July 12, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

Picnic season is well underway! Have you spent sufficient nights eating under the stars? We didn't think so. We're here to help you fill your quota with a collection of our brightest and most flavorful, portable, picnic-blanket-ready recipes.

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How to Grill Fish

July 6, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

Think beyond steak and chicken the next time you fire up the barbecue and try grilling fish! It's easy as can be, if you follow a few simple rules. Watch this video and learn.

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Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

Happy 4th of July! Whether you're firing up the grill, breaking out the picnic blanket or just lounging in the sun, this weekend is all about feasting and relaxing (but mostly feasting). Here's how we'll be doing it:

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A Very Berry Milkshake

June 22, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

Farmers market tables are loaded with berries (at last). And what better thing to do with them than mix them into some ice cream?! When Bobby and I were testing milkshake recipes for Bobby’s Burger Palace many years ago, I learned some interesting things about fruit milkshakes, especially fresh berry milkshakes.

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Fire Up the Grill

June 9, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

It's the most wonderful time of the year: grilling season! Here's a bit of inspiration for the next time you feel like playing with fire.

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Cool as a Cucumber: Jicama and Cucumber Spears with Chile, Lime and Salt

May 13, 2015 | Posted by Sally Jackson

Looking for a new, refreshing, and healthy snack? Try this Mexican street food fave: jicama and cucumber spears doused with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder.

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A Sweet Kitchen Trick: Microwave Meringues

May 9, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

After my gangbusters corn trick from last summer, I'm back with another sweet, easy kitchen technique!

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A New York Health & Racquet Club State of Mind

May 6, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

The B-Team is happy to announce that we are teaming up with New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) in our continued search for the perfect workout experience and our never ending desire to be fit and healthy.

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Yo, Title Boxing Club!

May 4, 2015 | 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. .

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An Easy, Healthy, Springy Seafood Dish

April 22, 2015 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell

During this last stretch of cool weather, I'm doing everything I can to think spring! I'm trying to will in a new season...and one of my tactics is making this light, beautiful fish dish overflowing with bright spring vegetables (carrots, zucchini and green onion -- yum!), and steamed in parchment paper. If you observe Lent, it would also be a great meal to serve your family for Friday dinner!

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Spaghetti Squash: Get to Know It and Love It

April 18, 2015 | Posted by Sally Jackson

What’s pale yellow, great with Bolognese, and perfect for twirling around a fork? Not pasta, but one of my favorite winter ingredients: spaghetti squash.

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Lamb on the Brain

April 10, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

As the old proverb says, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” After an exceptionally brutal winter in NYC, it should come as no surprise that The B-Team -- along with everyone else on the east coast! -- is majorly ready for spring.

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My New (Post-Easter) Normal: Saffron-Pickled Egg Tartines with Green Harissa

April 4, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team

We are a family that realllllly gets into our egg-dying. It is our “Easter normal” to have over 3 dozen (beautifully decorated, if I may add) hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator. Post-Easter, there are only so many egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs that one can eat...I needed to find an alternative. Enter the pickled egg.

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Ham I Am! Four Glazes for Your Easter Ham + A Ham Primer

April 1, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

I do not really like eggs, but I like ham. I like it in a house, I would eat it with a mouse (which, unfortunately, is a real possibility in Manhattan). I will eat it here or there or anywhere…I will eat it plain but, truth be told, I really prefer ham glazed. Second only to turkey, a glazed ham is an iconic holiday centerpiece, and was always served for Easter dinner when I was growing up.

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A Passover Dessert Different from All Others

March 30, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

Most of us are lucky if we have one set of parents that love us unconditionally. I am fortunate to have two: my biological parents, Rose and George Banyas, and my surrogate parents, Barry and Sheryl Zukofsky. Rose and George are Christian, so with them I celebrate Christmas and Easter. Barry and Sheryl are Jewish, and with them I celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah and Passover. In other words, my year is filled with great food and very special family gatherings. I am very lucky indeed!

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