About me . . .
A bonne vivante in NYC with a taste for the savoir-vivre.
- Rosé ... On tap! http://t.co/VPEIp0ABbG 30 minutes ago
- Classes over, grades finished. Been drinking since 2! Whoo hoo! 36 minutes ago
- RT @BrooklynGrange: Come visit us at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Farmstand outside of Building 92 from 12-5pm every Wednesday,… http://t.co/Anc… 2 hours ago
- @Persolaise Seriously! That would have been the last place I guessed. 2 hours ago
- Looking forward to it @eatlovenoodles 3 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 . . .
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I have inherited a lot from my mother. In addition to her dry sense of humor, her sarcasm, and her sly potty mouth, I am also the beneficiary of her glossy hair and poreless, flawless skin — which she reminds … Continue reading
Wishing you all a wonderful and prosperous Chinese New Year’s Day! This is the Year of the Snake and this year’s animal is a water snake, specifically a female black water snake. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but … Continue reading
Just in time for the holidays! This addictive combination of maple sugar-candied bacon, Ancho chili and cayenne pepper-spiced pecans, and Bourbon nougat was created for the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown with the help of my downstairs neighbor, a professional candy maker. I … Continue reading
Have you ever looked outside your window at the overcast sky and realized that the weather has officially turned chilly? That’s how I felt today when the cold morning light began filtering through my shades. I always think that this kind of … Continue reading
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
Just picked up all my bacon for the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown at the Bellhouse this Sunday. The event is sold out, but I will keep you all updated with what I do with my bacon! For those of you lucky … Continue reading
On a hot and sticky mid-August night several years ago, I boarded an overnight train from Paris to Milan. The cabin was filled with two sets of bunk-beds that were meant to accommodate four people. Instead, we were five because … 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
A while ago, I was gifted a giant tub of bacon ends from a member of a different CSA. They languished in the back of my freezer until a deep spring clean last week. Bacon ends are a terrific thing … Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you were amazed at how busy your schedule was, yet surprised at how little you seemed to get done? That was last week for me and the blitz of activity left … Continue reading