I spent most of my snow day at home, listening to music & writing. And eating Thai curried squash soup. And peering out the window at passers-by. I also threw in a photo of some recently acquired duck-fat lip balm.
As New Year's nears, best-of lists abound. December prompts us to reflect on the previous 11 months. In that spirit, here are some of my food highlights from the year (in no particular order).Read More
Well, I won't exactly be ringing in the new year in Morocco, but I'll be making something from this cookbook – Paula Wolfert's The Food of Morocco. I'm going to a house party to which everyone brings a dish from a different country, and for some reason Casablanca came to mind when it came time to choose.Read More
When I visited Brooklyn Sis for Thanksgiving last month, instead of seeking out Black Friday sales we went in search of bone broth. That is correct. Beefy beverage > new clothes. The impetus? This article. So off to the East Village we went, looking for a window through which someone would hand us a cup of steaming broth.Read More
Halloween! Candy. That's about all that needs to be said about this holiday. I don't know why the snack-size candy bars taste better than the full size, but I theorize it has something to do with the ridges on the bottom.
When I wasn't thinking about costume ideas this week, I was rounding up some fun links. Enjoy!Read More
When I was little, it was a special treat if my mom, instead of pouring my milk into my cereal, instead put it in a small creamer pitcher for me to pour in myself. This happened infrequently. But when it did, I relished it as one might tea with the Queen.Read More
I'd never had a "secret burger."
Until tonight. At Alden & Harlow, my favorite Harvard Square spot as of late, I tried not just any secret burger but the "SECRET secret burger." That's right. Two levels in. Tonight's was called The California. They don't tell you what's on it; you just order it, eat it, and ask questions later.Read More
While in Paris I interviewed an American cook, Aaron Rosenthal, who worked in the kitchens of two excellent Boston restaurants – No. 9 Park and Menton – before heading to France where he now cooks at the highly acclaimed restaurant Septime. We had a great conversation in Fondation Café, with him sharing insights into American versus French food culture. The article is published in Boston Magazine, and some of my food pictures are also included. Enjoy!Read More