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October 2010

Oct 28th

Episodes » Episode 50: Halloween II

Halloween is a big day for me. It's the setting of my favorite family story (mom ate poo, [I'll tell you one day]) it's the day I met my boyfriend (4 years!) and it's an opportunity to get really crazy with our show here at Economy Bites. 99% of the time, our #1 focus is bringing you great, accessible recipes at affordable prices. Occassionally though, our inner creative demons get a hold of Daniel and me and we have to bust out with something a little different. Example A: today's episode!

If you saw last year's Halloween show, you know that, sadly, my life came to an abrupt halt when I was electrocuted in Kitchen Studio. In today's episode...well, let's just say that incident comes back to haunt me.

ENJOY! Be sure to watch until the end!! BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Tags: halloween, toffee, dessert, chocolate, candy
Recipes » Chocolate Covered Toffee


-1 cup butter

-1 cup sugar

-pinch of salt

-8 oz baking chocolate


Tags: chocolate, toffee, candy, dessert

Oct 23rd

Blog » Thanks for your support!

Dear everybody,

Wow, what a couple of weeks!  I usually leave the writing and speaking to my eloquent partner Allie Schwartz, but I just have to tell you all directly how thankful I am that you have continued to watch our show and help us financially or by spreading the word to your friends and enemies.


Tags: thank you, kickstarter, daniel schloss

Oct 22nd

Episodes » Episode 49: Sixpoint Bar B Que Brisket

I'm so happy to bring you today's episode: our collaboration with Sixpoint Craft Ales. In the show, I get to play doctor with a beautiful piece of meat. That sentence doesn't sound right, but I'm going to go with it...


Tags: sixpoint, sixpoint craft ales, sixpoint righteous rye, sixpoint brewery, brisket, bar b que, beef

Oct 21st

Recipes » Sixpoint Bar B Que Brisket


-4 Lbs beef brisket

-2 Tbsp liquid smoke

-4 oz Sixpoint Righteous Rye

   Spice Rub

-2 Tbsp kosher salt

-1 Tbsp black pepper

-1 Tbsp garlic powder

-1 Tbsp onion powder

-1 Tbsp paprika

-1 tsp cayenne pepper



Tags: brisket, sixpoint, sixpoint craft brewery, sixpoint righteous rye, bar b que brisket

Oct 15th

Episodes » Episode 48: Scott's Pizza Tour

If you're traveling to New York and you check for suggestions of activities in which to partake while you're here, the number 1 tour they suggest you take is Scott's Pizza Tour, led by Pizza Enthusiast, Scott Wiener. Along with knowing all the important pizza landmarks and best places in the city to get a slice, Scott knows just about everything about the art of pizza production, and I honest to God mean EVERYTHING!

Watch Scott in today's episode and you'll understand why we had to have him on the show. He's truly hilarious and a wealth of information. In today's episode, he teaches us how to turn our trusty rental oven into a brick oven pizza machine by recreating the effects of a $50 pizza stone for just $7!


Tags: scotts pizza tour, scott wiener, pizza, brick oven, pizza, pizza dough, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil
Recipes » Scott's Pizza Tour!

-1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
-1 lb fresh Mozzarella
-1 large bunch Basil
-Olive oil
-Parmesan cheese

    Dough (adapted from

-21 oz all purpose flour
-14.3 oz water
-0.5 oz salt
-0.25 oz yeast


Tags: pizza, scotts pizza tour, pizza dough, tomatoes, mozzarella, san marzanos, basil

Oct 11th

Blog » Thank Yous All Around!

Hello All!

This weekend was our one year anniversary party and it was put it mildly...AMAZING!!

We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who helped us out this weekend. Sponsorships, volunteers, donations, it wouldn't have been 1/2 as much fun without the great people who helped put it together!

 Big THANK YOUs to the following people and their teams:

-Jeff at Sixpoint Craft Ale

-The folks at Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey

-Andie at Wines of Germany

-Jean at NYCH2O

-Jack & Lateef at Triomph

-Scott Weiner at Scott's Pizza Tour for donating 2 tickets to our raffle

-WORD, Brooklyn for donating How To Cook Everything to our raffle

- The Brooklyn Kitchen for donating the chef's knife to the raffle

-DJ Pompeh

-Built By Animals

-Our bartender, Nick Bell


and extra special thanks to our amazing volunteers:

-Kevin Alexander

 -Casey Ashenhurst

 -Justin Brenneman

-Intern Emily Brunsten

-Melanie Closs

 -Emma Dumain

 -Sarah Dumas

 -Maxine Kaplan

-Sophie Kaplan

 -Sarrah Kaye

 -Joshua Keating 

-Veronica Quinn

-Charlie Sohne





We Couldn't Have Done it Without You!

To see pictures of the party, visit our facebook page!


Tags: party, economy bites 1 year anniversary, the brooklyn kitchen, word brooklyn, triomph, nych2o, sixpoint, basil haydens, wines of germany, Scotts Pizza tour, dj pompeh, megan snowe, built by animals

Oct 7th

Episodes » Episode 47: The Geometry of Pasta

Lately we've had lots of opportunity to work with various people & companies who've broadened our horizons and introduced us to new foods and flavors. The best part, however, is sometimes we get some good shwag for our readers, as is the case today!!

More details? Watch the episode to the verrrry end to see how you can win a big prize!

Moving on, in today's show, we make Pasta alla Norma, the recipe for which we found in The Geometry of Pasta, a book from our friends at Quirk Publishing. We plucked our favorite recipe to bring it to you today!


Tags: pasta, geometry of pasta, ziti, eggplant, tomato sauce, italian recipe
Recipes » Pasta Alla Norma


-1 large eggplant, sliced

-5 cloves garlic, minced

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-2 28 oz cans whole peeled tomatoes

-pinch of red pepper flakes

-Peanut, Canola or Corn oil for frying.

-1 lb Ziti

-1/2 cup pasta water


Tags: eggplant, pasta, italian recipe, tomato sauce, pasta, ziti, geometry of pasta

Oct 5th

Blog » Coming up: Pizza!

On Oct 15th, its coming...our pizza month episode!  Featuring Scott from 


Tags: Scotts Pizza Tours, Scott Wiener, Pizza, New York Style, Brooklyn, cheese, tomato, dough
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