Category Archives: Cooking tips

The perfect hamburger is very simple

July 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The perfect American hamburger is simple. However, the food pornographer chefs of New York City love to overthink the hamburger. Virtually every hamburger written up in New York press is perverted beyond recognition.

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Eric Bromberg of Blue Ribbon talks shop

May 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD One of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in New York City is Eric Bromberg. With classic training in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu, he went on to launch Blue Ribbon on … Continue reading

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Figs and Fennel at Le District

Update August 19, 2015- The NYT has come out with their own story about how to cook figs.

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Trader Joe’s chocolates are very good

July 19, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I have now tried many of the Trader Joe’s selections of chocolates. They make these in-house rather

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The Trader Joe’s French baked goods diet

March 24, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I was stunned to see that I weighed only 197-pounds today, which is a loss of five. I have been

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Trader Joe’s macarons are perfect

March 9, 2018- The frozen section of Trader Joe’s has some great items, ranging from meals to desserts.

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The perfect French fry is at El Vez

May 14, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Chef LaForce made me a cheeseburger and fries today. They are still the best in the city,

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Something to chew on this Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The true story of the Plymouth Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving is fascinating.

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Daniel Boulud gets lost trying to find the ICE cooking school in Brookfield Place

June 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was on the second level of Brookfield Place on Wednesday when I noticed famous chef Daniel Boulud

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BPCA refuses to allow Asphalt Green to dismantle portions of the $70 million community center

Update March 1, 2016- As a direct result of our reporting, below, the BPCA has refused to allow

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Saturday kid’s cooking classes and workshops at Le District

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Excellent prepared food at Le District

January 13, 2016- This is enough to feed several people and the total was $30.

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Try the hormone-free, antibiotic-free milk at Le District

January 12, 2015- I stopped shopping at Whole Foods once I discovered the meat counter

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Review: The meat counter at Le District is the best in the area

December 19, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I purchased my first meat from the Le District meat counter and it was a very positive experience.

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Citrus season at Le District

Update December 29, 2015- Try the large seedless oranges at Le District.

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Try the pummelo at Le District

January 9, 2016- The latest seasonal items at Le District are the pummelo (a sweet grapefruit)

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Tip of the Week: How to lose 20-pounds in 90-days without trying

January 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Louise Aronne, MD (i.e. David Letterman’s doctor) is the Director of the Cornell Comprehensive Weight Loss Center and

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The Greer-technique for pour-over coffee

December 15, 2015- For a nice cup of coffee, go to Le District and ask them to do the Greer-technique.

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The Gluten Crazies have the poor little Girl Scouts now afraid to sell cookies with flour

December 12, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD This is so absurd. The Gluten Crazies are scaring food vendors into asking everyone, “Are you

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The Gluten Crazies are out of control and affecting menus in restaurants

April 26, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was eating at a French restaurant recently, and the waiter asked me if I had any allergies,

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