Episode 4: "Tussle & Bustle"

On this Black Friday episode of Cheap Date we are making my almost famous Elm City Burger from my downtown New Haven restaurant & cocktail bar, Elm City Social! This burger is savory with a touch of sweetness and acidity. The result is one tasty burger!

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Michael Sivak
Episode 2: “Old School vs. New School”

Hi everyone! Chef John here! On this episode of Cheap Date I’ll be showing you how to braise a cheaper cut of beef called "chuck roll,” the shoulder of the cow, which is a great cut for many recipes, but especially this one!

I will also give you a recipe for my perfect mashed potatoes and we get into using the sous vide for precision cooking.

This recipe is a little more advanced than Episode 1 but don’t worry. You’re smart; you can handle it!

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Michael Sivak
Episode 1: “Pasta Without a Machine"

Your crazy landlord, Mr. Cacciatorre, is a cranky, old, Italian man with little to no compassion for your piss-poor-money-management-skilled-ass being late (yet again) with the rent. You’re already a week past due and you’re not going to have the money for another week a least (that’s a whole other story) which means you’re really two weeks behind schedule.

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Michael Sivak