About me . . .
A bonne vivante in NYC with a taste for the savoir-vivre.
- @SaliOguri @EauMG That is appalling! And unfortunately not uncommon. 4 hours ago
- L'Asso EV Happy Hour - 2 slices + beer for $6 http://t.co/kF7iGN4mR6 18 hours ago
- Everyone come out tonight for last hurrah @TintoFinoVino ! You will be very missed. 18 hours ago
- @candyperfumeb0y Best feeling in the world! Enjoy it. Have a drink for me! 19 hours ago
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I prepared all this food. The written content and photographs are mine unless otherwise specified. I try out a lot of recipes from other sources, but always give credit where it is due. Of course, sometimes pages disappear, and the links no longer work. If that happens, hopefully I have included enough information for you to find the original source.
This blog is meant to be a convivial space, a place where I can share my thoughts, recipes, and story with you. If you like what you see and want to share it with others, remember to attribute it properly. As a courtesy, please do ask for permission if you want to use my content. It will almost always be granted unless you are using it for commercial purposes.
Also, sometimes I tell you about things that I like. I haven't been paid to do this — but wouldn't that be nice? Picture it: a lifetime's supply of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt . . .
Tag Archives: culinary zeitgeist
Today is another day of post-Sandy displacement. I have spent the morning plodding around my friend’s apartment in a trench coat because I didn’t bring a bathrobe with me and the mercury is dropping. “I know you have something underneath,” … Continue reading
I have to admit to having something of a double standard when it comes to snapping pics of restaurant food and posting them on my blog. On vacation, I will happily — nay, gleefully — take pictures of food. I … Continue reading
I have a confession which really isn’t a confession since it’s pretty obvious : When it comes to Asian cooking, I haven’t a clue most of the time. To this, I might add something possibly incendiary: although there are many … Continue reading
It used to always kill me to buy a bunch of radishes and discard the leafy tops. I have never had the space to compost, so all of that plant matter would go straight into the trash. It killed me … Continue reading
I ate my first radish after watching Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater. Do you remember that series? Maybe it was a little dark for children, but I loved it and thought Shelley Duvall was the bomb as Rapunzel. If you remember the story, … Continue reading
When I was an undergraduate, I had friends who could subsist on Cheerios and skim milk for the whole semester. I could never do that. First of all, I didn’t want to contract scurvy, beriberi or any other kind of … Continue reading
Spring is officially here when ramps are in! And when I think ramps, I think risotto. Sometimes, people think that risotto is difficult. But as long as you are willing to be patient, and don’t mind giving your stirring arm … Continue reading
Have you seen Jim Lahey‘s new book? The one all about pizza? I have been a big fan of Lahey ever since I lived up the street from the Sullivan Street Bakery in Soho. Back then, I used to go over … Continue reading
I am always puzzled when I see bloggers declaim against those who try out and post recipes from other sources. It just feels kind of snobbish to me. Most, if not all food people read recipes. Food people tend to … Continue reading