Archive for March, 2007

Chocolate Recipes

Thursday, March 29, 2007

For those of you who can’t get enough chocolate there is The Gourmet Chocolate of the Month Club. But, for those of you who are too cheap to subscribe, such as me. There are the Chocolate Club’s Chocolate Recipes listed for free by The Gourmet Chocolate of the Month Club. Some […]


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pizza is high on the list of my favorite foods — as they say, bad pizza is still good food. While I do enjoy going out to various pizzerias to sample their fare, I also enjoy making it. So I got excited when i read that food chemists are studying properties of whole-grain […]

Italian Emergency Kit!

Monday, March 26, 2007

When it comes to making red sauces, one can never be too prepared… except in my case. What you see to the right is my handy plastic crate completely brimming with cans of diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste.
As you can see I’m not exactly brand loyal when it comes to […]

Enchiladas! Ay ya!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Yesterday we started defrosting some hamburger patties that I had formed from the 400 pound pile of ground beef sold by Costco. However, today I wasn’t feeling hamburgers, and Jessica asked me to use up the Erivan Acidophilus Yogurt I had purchased from Garden of Eden. As an interesting aside, it was the […]

Buddha Bodai

Friday, March 23, 2007

I just had lunch with my friend Emily at Buddha Bodai, a vegetarian place on Mott, near Worth. They have a selection of lunch specials for $6.75 and a long list of dim sum items from $2-$3.95 per plate. We chose to split a General Tso’s Vegetarian Chicken (with brown rice and a spring […]


Thursday, March 22, 2007

While researching for the previous post on celebrity chefs, I read many articles about chefs and food networks. One of the articles I came across is a protracted piece from October 2005, by Frederick Kaufman of Harper’s Magazine, entitled “Debbie Does Salad: The Food Network at the Frontiers of Pornography“. In […]

Review of Celebrity Chefs

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Stephen noticed an article about Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, and sent it to Kasi, who forwarded it on to me. The article was in The New York Times on Sunday and went on for four (online) pages about her recent background and what she’s up to these days.
When I watch Food Network […]

15 East

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

For lunch today, Steve, Justin, and I headed over to the relatively new Japanese joint, 15 East. My best guess is it’s named after its address of 15 East 15th Street, but I’m not sure, I’ll have to research it. It opened in the space where Tocqueville was. Toqueville moved down […]

Me Likey: Baker’s Edge Pan

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I’m definitely a gadget guy. Unfortunately, I’m usually more interested in seeing them than buying them. Here’s one more on the want list: The Baker’s Edge Pan. Instantly, the unique design makes perfect sense and it’s great to see new ideas in the kitchen.
For those who want more edge surface area, this pan […]

Surprising Expiration Dates

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ever wonder how long your food is going to last? Well you could check the expiration on each item, but that’s just going to indicate the expiration if you don’t open it. Fortunately, Laura & Heidi’s team over at RealSimple have a surprising, quick reference about expiration dates. Check it out! […]