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Here’s a guest entry, written by Stephen, my husband—yes, the famous “S” has asked to be de-anonymized. We had a dinner party last weekend (which I’m planning to write about, I promise), at which we served warm, cozy, comfort foods: butternut squash & apple soup, macaroni & cheese, salad, and for dessert, Stephen’s raspberry brownies. […]
Take an informal poll about fantasies at the Greenmarket, Fairway, or Whole Foods, and one will pop up with impressive frequency (after winning the lottery, of course): The desire to open a restaurant. What food-obsessed New Yorker hasn’t dreamt about owning her own place, imagined throwing open the doors and watching the hungry (and attractive, […]
It didn’t take long: New York magazine has solved the great City Fakery mystery: It’s an offshoot of CB. Apparently owner Maury Rubin felt we weren’t giving enough props to his all-organic ingredients, so he built a bakery where even the walls are made from organic materials. Yes, it’s a giant, smug, greener-than-thou lecture wrapped […]
I’ve been unfaithful. Three times, just in the last two weeks. And I don’t feel a bit guilty. For years, my list of favorite cookbooks has remained unchanged: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and The New Doubleday Cookbook by Jean Anderson. When I needed information, instruction, […]
Trader Joe’s rocks my world. Now, maybe if I lived near one it wouldn’t be as thrilling to walk through those automatic doors (and heck, it looks like someday soon we’ll have one on 14th Street, right on the L line) but for now, every time we hit one my shopping cart becomes a mini […]