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Caramel and I go way back. One of my earliest candy humiliations was the time J, the only girl in the entire fifth grade chubbier than I was, caught me shoplifting a Marathon Bar. All I wanted was a few moments alone with its slender, twixty, chocolate-coated chewiness, but J shamed me into marching back […]
I’m not much of a beef eater. If you’ve been reading Words to Eat By at all regularly, you may have noticed a distinct lack of red meat recipes—beyond the health concerns (mine as well as S’s, since he has cholesterol issues), I’ve just never really liked it. Growing up poor and kosher, beef was […]
Psst! New Yorkers: Broadway Panhandler is having a sale on Le Creuset. I’ve been coveting a great big one for years—it was the most expensive single item on our wedding registry, and boo hoo nobody sprang for it. We already own several dutch ovens, so the idea of laying down my own cold hard cash […]
Today I’m delighted to introduce a guest writer, my husband S. It’s known at “Little Gram’s Sauce,” after my mother’s maternal grandmother, a matriarch known by one and all by diminutive nickname. I’ve probably eaten more of this sauce than any other thing, except maybe water and milk. In fact, brands of spaghetti have come […]
Earlier this week, I noticed a squib in the Times saying that Morris Day and The Time would be doing a show Thursday night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with the Ohio Players opening. This was notable for three reasons: 1. I loves me some funk.2. S is a Prince fan to the nth […]