Archive for February, 2010

Almond Meringues with Dulce de Leche

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Since I posted that incredibly easy method for making Dulce de Leche, I’m sure you’ve been wondering what I was going to do with it. Yeah, me too. Ideas have been tumbling around, but each one gets pushed to the back of my mind. I’ve been distracted with all the details of moving. Normally, I […]

Employees Only

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I went to
Employees Only 510 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 in that snow storm Thursday night, thinking it would be empty. It was not. The long bar is packed with people and I was a little jealous of those that got to watch and interact with the mixologists. They were […]

Dulce de Leche Made in the Can

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sure Dulce de Leche sounds fancy, but it’s just like caramel but more milky. MMM, creamy caramelized sugar…GOOOOD. The best part is, it’s insanely easy to make. Insanely! How can I stress this enough? So easy my dog could do it (if she had thumbs). So easy my dad could do it. (My dad has […]


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poutine, French Fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy, originated in Quebec in the late 1950s. As a passionate lover of all things French Fries and Cheese, separately and together, I love the concept and have to say: what the heck took so long for it to blow up here? Though Poutine dishes have […]

Besotted Gourmet: Parsnip Fries

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Parsnip Gnocchi with Braised Oxtail

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I’m quite fond of fatty meats and root vegetables together. It’s possible that both being winter foods, it becomes a familiar combination. But I’m convinced that it’s more than that. Parsnips, carrots, yams, sweet potato, and more are storage organs for the plant and typically contain more sugars and starches than other vegetables. It just […]

San & Deul Restaurant

Monday, February 22, 2010

I haven’t been satisfied with the Korean food in Manhattan lately (as you can see from my reviews of Pocha 32 and Arirang) so I asked my Korean friend Scott to help me out. I needed to rectify this situation! Similarly to how I feel about Chinese food, Scott feels about Korean food: the good […]

Peking Duck Soup

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I love Peking Duck, but who doesn’t. The combination of thin crisps of skin (like duck chips), the sweet hoisin sauce, and the soft warm wraps is irresistible. Just the thought can put me into a nice dreamy nap. But, I also absolutely adore Peking Duck Soup. If you’ve had Peking Duck served at the […]

SeasLife: Fiori di Sicilia Cake with Blueberry

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Coffee Milk Tea

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coffee Milk Tea, called Yuen Yang (Ying Yang) in Chinese, is simply what it sounds like: coffee, milk, and tea. The coffee vs. tea debate is as common as the vanilla vs. chocolate, with fervent devotees on both sides. As hard as I’ve tried, I don’t favor one over the other and drink both coffee […]