Category Archives: Jonathan Bennett

more valentine’s day treats. bake like jonathan bennett: soft caramels

With Valentine’s Day upon us, here’s another delectable dish to make for your sweetie. This candy is courtesy of chef Jonathan Bennett of Moxie/Red, who says it’s one of his favorites. Soft Caramels 2 C      Sugar 2 T       Molasses 2 T       Butter 2 C      Heavy Cream ¾ C     Glucose ½ t       Kosher Salt ½ […]

cleveland magazine: the tastemakers

I finally got around to going through last week’s mail, which included my copy of Cleveland Magazine with Michael Symon, Karen Small and Dante Boccuzzi on the cover. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this issue, which focuses on taste, because I had the pleasure of interviewing both Dante and Karen, as well as Jonathon Sawyer and […]

flying fig in this month’s food & wine

The positive national ink for Cleveland’s food scene continues, this time with the spotlight on Flying Fig in this month’s Food & Wine. The ‘last bite’ centers on the new trend of combining sweet and savory and showcases Chef Karen Small’s crostini topped with goat cheese mousse, red-wine caramel and strawberry compote. The recipe is […]


Last night, all I wanted after a long week of work was a glass of wine and some good cheese. We ended up sitting at the bar at Moxie since they offer both and are pretty close to home. I love good cheese and Moxie boasts a pretty impressive selection. While my husband opted for […]

q & a with jonathan bennett

Chef Jonathan Bennett is the popular executive chef at Moxie and its sister restaurant, Red, the well-liked east side destinations that have received praises in Gourmet, Esquire and Playboy. Bennett has been with Moxie since 1997 when he started as a sous chef. 1. What are the top 5 spices every home chef should have? […]