About me . . .
A bonne vivante in NYC with a taste for the savoir-vivre.
- L'Asso EV Happy Hour - 2 slices + beer for $6 http://t.co/kF7iGN4mR6 3 hours ago
- Everyone come out tonight for last hurrah @TintoFinoVino ! You will be very missed. 3 hours ago
- @candyperfumeb0y Best feeling in the world! Enjoy it. Have a drink for me! 4 hours ago
- @candyperfumeb0y Congratulations, Thomas! So this is it? Nothing more to submit? 4 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: winging it
Another semester has come and gone. At the end of each one, regardless what happens during the term, I am always overcome with wanting to hug each of my students and send them out into the world with a macaron. … Continue reading
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
“Nigella does what?!” Steve from Gourmandistan shook his head incredulously and made a face. “She tells you to put all the fresh herbs in the foot of a nylon stocking and to leave the whole thing in simmering stock for an hour!“ … Continue reading
The first time that I ever had beef heart was at St. John’s Bread and Wine in London. It was two summers ago and I was wandering around Spitalfields on a single-origin chocolate bar search. Suddenly, the skies opened up and down … Continue reading
This is a recipe that was passed along to me as part of a French assignment created for my friend Ipek last summer. I held onto it for months and months, waiting for the perfect moment and time. Then, darling … Continue reading
For my first post of the new year, I am going to wrap up the remainder of business from the last: my Miso Awesome Cookies! Come to think of it, this post should actually be called: Dr. Daisy or: How … Continue reading
Who’s so awesome? MISO AWESOME!!!!!!! My Takedown cookie entry was: white chocolate chips + white miso + wasabi peas + tamari almonds. Even though I didn’t win with that crazy combination, I had a great time and learned a lot … Continue reading
As some of you know, I have been participating in The Daring Kitchen’s Challenges for about a year now. For those of you unfamiliar with the name, The Daring Kitchen is an online community of cooks and bakers who commit … 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
Yes, dear Friends and Readers: I made an Maple-Candied Bacon and Ancho Chili-Spiced Roasted Pecans in Bourbon-Maple Nougat with a touch of Sea Salt and I lost! But I had a great time and met tons of people. Here’s to next … Continue reading