Lobster Orzo

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 9, 2015

Photo by Dana Moos
Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite ways to eat lobster. The feta cheese and Greek flavor bring me back to the Mediterranean.

Photo by Dana Moos

An old friend of mine from Aquavit, Dennis Chrysanthopoulos, was one of the first people to introduce me to Astoria, the Greek enclave in Queens, New York. One ingredient always on hand in his household growing up, Dennis says, is feta, a salt cured cheese that should be aged for at least 40 days. I like to meld feta and other Greek flavors with lobster and orzo, an Italian rice-shaped pasta traditionally used in soups, to create a light and lovely pasta salad.


My Veggie Soup Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 5, 2010

Photo: famfriendsfood

It seems the seasons changed in New York in the blink of an eye over this weekend. Already, it feels like summer has been long gone. I’m always tempted to load up on heavy foods when it gets dark and cold out but meals like My Veggie Soup allow me to get warm fast without filling up. It’s a flavorful vegetarian meal – a great way to take a break from our meat-rich diets once in a blue.

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