Location: New York, NY
Name: Yossy Arefi
Blog: Apt. 2B Baking Co.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what would it be?
Fresh, seasonal produce. Living somewhere with four distinct seasons has taught me to love and appreciate the changing gifts that nature gives us every few months.
I will never eat:
I have a “never say never” attitude when it comes to food, but there are certainly things I wouldn’t choose to eat twice. The tête de veau I sampled once on a cookbook shoot comes to mind…
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
This isn’t very exciting, but I’d love to have my family over for dinner. We live on opposite coasts and I’ve never had the pleasure of cooking for them in my own home. I’d just love to host a big party where my little nieces could run around the table and cause a ruckus while the adults sipped wine and indulged in a delicious meal.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
Marcela Hazan’s tomato sauce with butter and onion. I always have the ingredients in the pantry, it takes about 1 minute of hands on time, and it is incredibly delicious, which I think is the appropriate time-to-satisfaction ratio for a quick and easy dinner.
What’s your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
I am notoriously indecisive, so I don’t have a favorite restaurant, but when I go out to eat I love to try fresh and unique dishes that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) make for myself at home. On the other hand, I also love a good-quality cheeseburger with fresh, crispy fries.