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I’ll admit it: I’m afraid of artichokes. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I lovelovelove to eat them. And I love the way they look—I even use an image of one on my business cards. I’ve just never been able to work up the courage to actually buy a fresh artichoke. They’re so…sharp. And forbidding. And […]
About a month ago, I wrote a short piece for Time Out New York about a charming-looking new restaurant, scheduled to open that week in Greenpoint. I really liked Liza Queen, the chef, and her menu sounded wonderful—simple, Greenmarket-driven, with a backyard smoker as the star of the show. I was really looking forward to […]
Just a few days ago I wrote about some incredible, authentic Texas bbq we were lucky enough to stuff ourselves with. Who’da thunk I’d have a second barbecue experience to share with you in the same week? As it happens, the other night S and I went to Smoked, a new spot in the East […]
I was a little shocked to discover I hadn’t written about this yet—it’s one of my favorite makes-a-lot recipes. The original, from Epicurious, serves two. I’ve tripled the meatball portion of the recipe here, since as long as I’m getting my hands full of turkey-pesto goo I always make enough to freeze for another couple […]
Last night S and I went to a barbecue at the home of a guy he knows. This guy, M, is from Texas, as is his fiancée, V, and they take their ‘cue mighty seriously. We’d been invited once or twice before but this was the first time we made it there; boy have we […]