Archive for January, 2010

Kefi: Bigger and Better

Saturday, January 9, 2010

We went to
Kefi 505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024 in their new space; we went to the original in 2007.  Even though we loved the food the first time, it was uncomfortable to sit so tightly jammed between strangers. Now, on Columbus Ave, it’s a lot more roomy, but still […]

Caracas Arepa Bar and Roneria

Friday, January 8, 2010

I’ve never eaten in the overly popular
Caracas Arepa Bar 93 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 in the East Village. My club days are over and I don’t enjoy squeezing up against people as beer spills on me. I probably wouldn’t have tried their new
Brooklyn location […]

My Black & White Cookies

Thursday, January 7, 2010

You may be thinking that this does not look exactly like the Black & White Cookie you just bought at the deli/bakery/bagel shop. You are right. I’ve changed this long time classic.

You see, I made classic Black & White Cookies from Carole Walter’s Great Cookies book. These big waist busting beauties were very good. I […]

Tuck Shop

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Yesterday was my day with Hagan Blount, doing the 93 Plates Project. He’s eating 93 plates (93 different restaurants) in 31 days (January) and that’s impressive. When he first told me about his project, I was like… Why didn’t I think of that? But after about two straight weeks of holiday gorging, I’m near done. […]

Julie Martin: Guava Cheese Pastry

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fancy Crab Fried Rice

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

There are so many versions of fried rice. I’m not even going to try and guess how many there are. Yet, what makes it a fried rice? My mom once told me that the very basic Chinese version is just scallion, egg, and rice. That’s all you need for fried rice and any other additions […]

ABC Scrambled Eggs

Sunday, January 3, 2010

When I was in Taiwan (a long long time ago), I’d start speaking to a vendor, and they’d immediately say, “ABC”, nod, and go on with their answer to whatever my question was. It was a little odd that everyone wanted to clearly acknowledge and label me as an American Born Chinese. It was obvious […]

Le Bernardin

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First, Happy New Year!
Ahhh….the holidays, constant eating.
So, the eve of New Year’s Eve, we went to
Le Bernardin 155 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019, a much anticipated dinner, a holiday treat to ourselves. No presents this year since we’re getting a new apartment (more on that soon) but time with […]