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We Won! I Won! Thank You for Your Support! #2015EDDYs

24 Mar

Thanks first to the judges for selecting the package of my writing, Cameron Prather’s recipe and Doug Young‘s photos of Watermelon Mojitos as a finalist in the EDDY Awards – Edible Communities’ way of recognizing and celebrating the best in food and beverage writing (as well as blogging, video and imagery).

Thanks second (but not less) to the readers who voted for us (many of you daily for two straight weeks!)…..in the final round to win the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Drink Recipe. We took the prize and we are so pleased!

Featured Image -- 6794Edible Long Island and our family of downstate New York magazines Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan and Edible East End did very well, winning a collective 11 awards for 2015!

So once again, thank you so much for your support. I have not been blogging as actively as I would like as other parts of life (like writing for Edible) pull me away, so it is very lovely to know that you continue to keep me in your orbit. I feel pretty honored an grateful all around.

xo Natalia

Writing for the Edible Communities

9 Nov

You may have noticed a slow-down in my posting here on Hot, Cheap & Easy of late. Nothing’s gone wrong..in fact everything is going right! I am working towards tenure at the college where I teach, exploring new areas of academia, presenting at conferences and working hard to provide good stuff for my students.

Alfajores: Café Buenos Aires

Alfajores: Café Buenos Aires

On the home front, my second-grader’s activities keep me on the hop: music, soccer, friends, Spanish school, Scouts, …and of course we still need to make time for walks in the woods and bike rides and baking and all those good things we like to do together.

Ïn the Kitchen with David Rosengarten" Amagansett

Ïn the Kitchen with David Rosengarten” Amagansett

I am still cooking and (sort of ) gardening and trying out new recipes, but I  just run out of time to post, especially because I have been doing a lot of writing: blog posts and articles for Edible Communities publications.

A Taste of Africa in Deer Park

A Taste of Africa in Deer Park

Their mission: …to transform the way consumers shop for, cook, eat and relate to local food. Through its printd publications, websites and events, ECI strives to connect consumers with local growers, retailers, chefs and food artisans, enabling those relationships to grow and thrive in a mutually benenficial, healthful and economically viable way.

In the Kitchen with David Rosengarten: Amagansett

In the Kitchen with David Rosengarten: Amagansett

Leandro learnes to dip chocolate, while I work on a story. I bring him with me when necessary and sometimes it works out really, really well!

Leandro learnes to dip chocolate, while I work on a story. I bring him with me when necessary and sometimes it works out really, really well!

They are beautiful magazines that celebrate local food and I am pleased to be working with them. So….if you’d love to see what I’ve been doing when I am cheating on my own blog, here are links to my Other work!

Natalia de Cuba Romero at Edible Long Island

Natalia de Cuba Romero at  Edible East End

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed doing them!

Adventures with Edible

30 Aug

It’s not that I haven’t been cooking! But I have been working a lot with the Edible publications this summer in addition to traveling and neglecting my garden, so let me share a couple of items with you.

This shrimp fra diavolo was out of this world!

This shrimp fra diavolo was out of this world!

Last week, a whole Edible team headed to Amagansett in the Hamptons to spend some time with food and wine personality and writer David Rosengarten. That was loads of fun. You can see the advance outtakes here and get a great recipe for a stacked Italian salad.

Alici salati...salted anchovies

Alici salati…salted anchovies

Eileen, my editor, stopped in before a wine class she was teaching! Pre-gaming with style

Eileen, my editor, stopped in before a wine class she was teaching! Pre-gaming with style

Yesterday the little man and I blanched, pureeed and froze five pounds of tomatoes. If you haven’t seen how on Hot, Cheap & Easy yet, click to see it on Edible Long Island.

Little hands, big help

Little hands, big help

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And here are a couple of pictures from stories for the Edible Long Island Travel issue; my lucky task is to cover some of Long Island’s most delicious international restaurants!

 

The Ellas: A Taste of Africa

The Ellas: A Taste of Africa – Deer Park

FADO, Huntington: Croquetas de bacalhao (I know they are not called croquetas in Portuguese, but don't have my notes at the moment!)

FADO, Huntington: Croquetas de bacalhao (I know they are not called croquetas in Portuguese, but don’t have my notes at the moment!)

FADO: Flan

FADO: Flan

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Dip (Barefoot Contessa Lightened Up Just a Bit!)

24 Jan

Recently my editors at Edible Long Island asked what we contributors were doing to eat local in the middle of winter.

Hmmm. Embarrassingly, I am not doing enough. Except drinking Long Island wine and using up the home-grown tomatoes, and CSA peppers, garlic scapes, and berries I froze this past summer when the getting was good. I must do better next year!

This will make an impact at your next party

This will make an impact at your next party

But, I am reading about cooking local…my godson, Sean, who understands me better than most, got me Ina Garten’s The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook with a forward by Martha Stewart for Christmas. For those who don’t know, The Barefoot Contessa is a specialty food store in East Hampton, Long Island, owned by Ina Garten, a former White House nuclear policy analyst and now Emmy-winning Food Network host. She is very charming, very Hamptons, and that makes her very local to me! Bonus, Martha Stewart also has a home in East Hampton, which makes her local too, at least part of the year.

Anyhoo, I do like Ina Garten and her relaxed style. She’s forever cooking up special treats for her beloved husband, Jeffrey, who seems to enjoy it very much. And since Super Bowl is coming up and that means a lot of entertaining, I adapted one of her signature recipes from the book to what I had in my fridge to see what happened.

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Edible Long Island Launches! Hurrah!

25 Jul
And you thought we in central Long Island were too  Married to the Mob and the Strip Mall to do anything but frequent pasta and pizza joints?

Uh. No.

Edible Long Island — the latest magazine in the Edible Communities family — proves the stereotypes wrong by uncovering the vibrant food cultures between Riverhead and the Queens border. I am so pleased to be a contributor to this very meaningful project and I hope you will have a look (my stories in this first — digital only — issue are on Stony Brook University Hospital’s rooftop farm and AHRC’s garden work with adults who face learning challenges). Congratulations to my editor, Betsy Davidson, for corraling it all together!

 

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