What We Eat When We’re Alone

March 12, 2011

It wasn’t until I turned on the ignition leaving work that I finally decided what to make for dinner last night. I found myself in the somewhat unusual situation of being alone in the house. No blaring television, no loud post-work phone calls, just Grace the Cat and me with bottle of wine. In honor of […]

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Roquefort riot!

February 12, 2009

Have you all heard about our imperiled Roquefort? Basically, because the EU refuses to import American hormone-blasted meat – which, if you had a choice, would you? – the Bush administration decided to place a prohibitively high tariff (300%??!!) on Roquefort and other specialty European goods.  Not that President Obama can’t undo this ridiculous tariff, […]

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Beets Rock!

September 20, 2007

Tonight, I figured it out. I hadn’t realized it before leafing through the August Gourmet (trying to find some great skillet-cooked potato recipe). I hadn’t thought about my blogging muse before a colleague of mine asked earlier today. Naiveté. Youthful exuberance, perhaps. I came across a recipe for beet carpaccio with goat cheese and arugula […]

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The Afterglow: S’Mac

March 28, 2007

Ever since S’Mac opened last summer in the East Village, I’d been dying to try it out. It was buzz city, for sure; there was great press, there was good press, and then there was the mac’n’cheese backlash. (And after it all NBC chimed in with some good press; it’s a relief to know they’re […]

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16 oz Queso Fresco, 8 Meals

March 5, 2007

Sometimes I talk myself out of buying exotic ingredients. Whether they’re expensive (meyer lemons), difficult to locate (farro), or just plain scary (uni), I can come up with many reasons to avoid a potentially awesome dish. I had talked myself out of making macaroni with cream and cheese, Gourmet Feb. 05, for some of the […]

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