Mike's Hot Honey


Making Piadina with Mike's Hot Honey at Eataly

June 06, 2017 Michael Kurtz

Unless you've spent time in the Romagna region of Northern Italy, it's unlikely that you've encountered a piadina or piada, an Italian flat bread sandwich, common to that region of Italy but very rarely found in the United States.   The piadina, typically consumed in Romagna as a casual street snack, is cooked on a griddle and filled with a variety of meat, cheese and veggie combos.  The simplicity of the piadina allows the beauty of Italy's cured meats, fine cheese and bright produce to truly shine.Now thanks to the Italian food experts at Eataly, New Yorkers can try a variety...


Mike's Hot Honey Podcast Episode 8 - Paulie Gee

May 25, 2017 Michael Kurtz

There are few people in New York City more obsessed with pizza than Paul Giannone, better known in the pizza world as Paulie Gee.  A former computer IT guy, Paulie harnessed his passion for pizza and, at age 56, opened Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria featuring a beautiful, wood-burning oven built in Naples and shipped over to NYC on a container ship. Paulie Gee's is the birthplace of Mike's Hot Honey and the first restaurant to feature the product, where MHH is drizzled post-oven over sizzling hot Neapolitan-inspired pizza pies.  The most popular pizza on the menu is...


Sweet Chick: Bringing Chicken & Waffles back to NYC

May 16, 2017 Michael Kurtz

For many Americans, chicken & waffles is most closely associated with LA, namely Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles, a landmark LA restaurant that opened in 1976 and is widely credited with popularizing the dish.  Often left out of the Roscoe's narrative is the detail that Roscoe's original owner, Harlem native Herb Hudson, brought the dish from his hometown NYC, where it first started appearing on menus in 1930s Harlem restaurants.  As the story goes, a group of jazz musicians sat down at Wells Supper Club in Harlem for a late night meal after their gig.  Half the group wanted...


Making great homemade pizza with the Baking Steel

May 09, 2017 Michael Kurtz

The wealth of culinary knowledge shared online has taken home cooking to new heights and pizza is no exception. In our quest to make great pizza in a standard home oven we came across the Baking Steel, a new pizza making tool from the mind of Andris Lagsdin.Lagsdin's Baking Steel is a slab of steel, 1/4 of an inch thick, that serves the same function as a standard baking stone, only it conducts heat much better than stone and gives the home pizza enthusiast a new surface that can be used to create beautifully crispy, thin crust pies.  We visited...


Mike's Hot Honey Podcast - Episode 6 - @DrunkBakers - Keavy Landreth & Allison Kave of Butter & Scotch

April 25, 2017 Michael Kurtz

We recently stopped by Butter & Scotch, the bar and bakery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to catch up with owners Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth.  Both former bakers, Kave and Landreth joined forces to open Butter & Scotch in 2015 and have created an "adult soda fountain" right on Franklin Ave.  The bar and bakery serves up a delicious savory menu, built around their beloved biscuit.  But folks with a sweet tooth will enjoy a slice of pie or their famous birthday cake alongside one of the bar's craft cocktails.  Check out Episode 6 of the official Mike's Hot Honey...