Articles posted in ‘Miscellaneous’

FoodMayhem Shopping

Friday, July 3, 2009

People often ask us what our favorites products are, what kind of knives to buy, what foods they should try. The most common question is probably, what’s a great gift for a food lover? We’ve been answering these e-mails separately one by one, but we thought it would be great to have a FoodMayhem Market […]

Paris Baguette

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

After the unsatisfying dinner at Mulan, I thought we could just fill up on a bigger dessert. Dowstairs at Queens Crossing, there’s a Korean bakery called
Paris Baguette 136-20 38th Avenue, New York, NY 11354. The display case of pretty cakes was already empty, but there were many breads and doughnuts left.
The […]

Sushi Yasuda #31

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sorry about the horrible pictures this time. These are the worst ever on our point-and-shoot, but Sushi Yasuda remains as good as always. I tried Abalone Guts which is cut into pieces and placed on a shiso leaf (then on the sushi rice and wrapped in seaweed). It was a bit like little snails and […]

My Herb Garden

Friday, June 19, 2009

I can’t express how happy I am about my herb garden. We previously thought that we couldn’t grow anything because we only get one to two hours of sun in our backyard. (We’re in Manhattan and it’s in between giant buildings that block the sun.) We tried a few times before and failed. Our little […]

The Open Pantry

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lately, I’ve been going to
The Open Pantry 184 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 for my coffee. I’ve had both hot and cold, regular, no flavors (although they have tons), and I’ve been very satisfied. It’s not my absolute  favorite coffee but they sell organic coffee for regular deli prices ($1.25 […]

Shitake and Pea Shoot Salad with Ginger Carrot Dressing

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I picked up some organic pea shoots at Trader Joe’s the other day  and I love the way they make me think and feel spring. They’re a great addition to any salad but I decided that they deserve to have a salad made with them specifically in mind.

Start with some baby greens (I used baby […]

Reader’s Choice: Egg Roll

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We’ve had so much fun with our previous Reader’s Choice votes… remember crawfish season and grilled cheese month? Here’s our new project:
A while back, we had a Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll at Dave & Buster’s. It was greasy and intensely fatty, but I still devoured it lovingly. We like the inventive idea so […]

What Would You Choose As Your Last Meal?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last night’s Top Chef episode is my favorite of this season’s bland showing, made with not-so-fresh ingredients. At the very least, it seems like the contestants came up with good menus and delivered some tasty food. Doesn’t it seem like in most episodes, the judges are just trying to figure out who was the least […]

How Much Do You Eat?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

At dinner the other night, we had a fun conversation about the variety of foods each of us would consider eating. I described a way of graphing the edible food universe for each person as an area chart in two axes: one for the variety of breadth of foods and one for the quality […]

Getting To Know Scones: Part 3

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I hope you’ve read part 1 and part 2, and as I promised, I would report on yesterdays scones, today. A day later, the sour cream scones (our preference over the yogurt version) are definitely not as good, but not terrible. I tried toasting them and that does revive them quite a bit.