Archive for October, 2009

Pepitas Candy

Friday, October 9, 2009

With Halloween coming soon, I’ve got to start making candy! Let’s start easy with a candy that only takes two ingredients, honey and pepitas (or pumpkin seeds). You will need a candy thermometer, but it’s really pretty fast and easy. It’s rather healthy in the realm of candy too!

How good the result is relies on […]

I Sodi

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Early last week, I made reservations for
I Sodi 105 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014, purely because it was an editors pick in New York Magazine. I usually spend more time researching and reading, but time is something I’m very short on these days. Then, I went to Gottino on Thursday […]

Ocean Spray’s Bogs Across America (with Duff Goldman and Tyler Florence)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I always thought Ocean Spray was another one of those mega corporations, or under some umbrella with 400 other brands. It’s not! It’s a grower-owned cooperative of about 600 cranberry farms, most of which have been growing and harvesting cranberries for several generations.

Gourmet Magazine R.I.P. & Olive Caper Relish

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Conde Naste is closing Gourmet Magazine!
I just felt compelled to make a recipe, with the magazine flipped open on the counter, letting anything splash on it that may, the way I started cooking. I ended up at the last few pages of the March 2003 edition, looking at this simple Olive Caper Relish. It’s so […]

We’re Headed to Pittsburgh!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pittsburgh, here we come! We’re going for a wedding (Yay Vinnie and Kristine) this weekend, but you know we make every trip into an eating trip. I plan to come back fat and happy so I need some delicious, mouth-watering, drool inspiring recommendations, and fast. Pretty please!

Chef Jody Williams Shows Me How to Steam Scramble Eggs

Sunday, October 4, 2009

When I raved about the scrambled eggs at Gottino, Chef Jody Williams saw my post and offered to give me a tutorial on her amazing Steamed Scrambled Eggs. If that’s not a food blogger’s dream come true, I don’t know what is.

Plate by Plate 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I was at Plate by Plate, Project by Project‘s annual tasting benefit, last night. I was privileged enough to get early access, to watch as the chefs plated their dishes. This is my favorite part, the calm before the storm, when I can watch as chefs are busy, but still have the time to have […]

Chinese Chicken Corn Soup: Quick and Easy

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chinese Chicken Corn Soup is a nostalgic childhood favorite for me. I first wrote about it a year and a half ago (see short write up and not-so-good picture here) and it’s that time of year, when I need comfort again. Cold weather hits me like a ton of bricks. No…more like sharp dagger-shaped icicles […]

Yerba Buena

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yerba Buena means mint in most Spanish speaking countries and it refers to a different species of mint depending on where you are. In New York,
Yerba Buena One Perry Street, New York, NY 10014 is the hip Latin restaurant, with two locations. I met Bianca at the newer West Village spot, […]