Archive for January, 2008

Open Source Food

Saturday, January 26, 2008

When worlds collide… As a technology professional, focused on the Internet, how could I not love the web site Open Source Food? If only for the name, it’s a great idea, but the content is wonderful as well. OSF is a social networking site that is all about recipes that have pictures and […]

Aja – Grand Opening

Friday, January 25, 2008

Aja Aja has opened a new restaurant in the West Village and since I ended up waiting for Lon at his office, way longer than expected, we decided to order dinner. We vaguely remembered enjoying a dinner we had at their original location Aja Asian Bistro and Loungeso it seemed like a good pick.
We […]

Oh no! Cold-Eeze?

Friday, January 25, 2008

It already sucks enough when you have a cold. You can’t smell, can’t taste, and feel crappy. Trust me, I know since I’m sick again! But, I just read about a possible lawsuit against Cold-Eeze. It seems that the nasal spray form has left users with a loss or change in sense of smell […]

Ginger Milk Tea

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I love this ginger stuff (picture to the right) which is basically ginger sitting in honey. I couldn’t find any online but it’s available at most Asian markets in New York.
Many people just dissolve a teaspoon or two in hot water for simple ginger tea but one of my favorite winter drinks is a hot […]

Be a Part of America’s Test Kitchen

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My friend Sarah just notified me that Cook’s Illustrated, one of my favorite food publications, has a Friends of Cook‘s program that the public can join. You get to help America’s Test Kitchen test recipes before they get published! Of course, I signed up.

Organic Shopping Cheat Sheet

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Buying everything in organic versions can be really expensive or just hard to find. I have been hearing for a while now that organic is more important for certain items than others due to the amount of pesticides used and the amount certain produce will retain.
The Environmental Working Group offers a guide […]

Vegetarian Paradise 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I’m not a vegetarian but every once in a while, I meet up with my vegetarian friend Emily for a meal, and to catch up. Today, we squeezed in a lunch in between her classes (she’s an NYU Law student) at Vegetarian Paradise 2 Vegetarian Paradise 2 .
Our waiter came over and asked if we […]

Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie

Monday, January 21, 2008

My friend Angie has been raving about Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie for a while. She had it in Florida years ago and has been hoping to have it again one day. For her birthday, I invited her over for dinner and surprised her with Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie. She said, it tasted just like she […]

On Drinking Wine

Sunday, January 20, 2008

People seem to struggle when it comes time to selecting wine. My co-worker Marcos would insert a pun here, something like “whine is not delicious.” However, most agree that wine, without the ‘h’, is delicious. The question is, how do you pick the best wine?
It seems odd that buying and picking wine makes […]

Szechuan Gourmet

Sunday, January 20, 2008

We just had a very mediocre meal at Szechuan Gourmet Sundaes & Cones. The Camphor Tea Smoked Duck was good but everything else was not so great. Our prawns were over-cooked, the dumpling meat tasted old, and the Fish Head Casserole was extra fishy. Lon has been there in the past and so have my […]