Flour, Concrete & Splinters

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I’m so excited for Runner and Stone to open near me in the Gowanus that I’ve dragged friends down there only to find that it’s still under construction. While I wait to carbo-load, I’ve been stalking the bakery’s cool design progress. The interior will be exposed brick, but not in a “ye olde Breukelen” way: […]

A Trail of HTTP Crumbs

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

I just fell down an Internet doughnut hole. It started when someone sent me an invite for a party tonight that fêtes the launch of NYC’s first doughnut map (and promises a mountain of the sweet stuff). Fox’s U-bet that got my attention. ‘Course, I had to know who would undertake such a noble project, which […]

Bad Name, Good Stuff: Cool Culinaria

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I love vintage menus, cocktail napkins, and other restaurant ephemera. Brand new website Cool Culinaria (again, not so much with the name, guys) has some amazing reproduction prints. Check it. El Rancho restaurant, Las Vegas, 1942 Mayflower Donuts, NYC, 1939 J.H. Ireland House, Chicago, 1940s

Improv Night: Bow-Ties, Favas, Preserved Lemon

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Accidentally, I made an amazing meal. If you wish to on-purpose make it, do this: Sauté garlic, onions, shelled fava beans (I had a bag of frozen Goya’s), and fresh-picked herbs (chives, oregano, basil, thyme, and cilantro from my garden) in a bit of olive oil. While your farfalle is boiling (product placement shout out […]

Pine Shoot Lemonade Recipe

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I’ve always found gin to be a little too fake-vegetal. Really, who likes the taste of car fresheners? If I’m going to drink pine, I want it pure. I discovered just the recipe in “Norwegian Cakes and Cookies,” a new cookbook by Sverre Saetre: Pine Shoot Lemonade. The elixir scratches my itchy Scandophile patches by a) […]

Sockerbit

Monday, February 20th, 2012

I’m having a torrid affair with Swedish candy shop Sockerbit. It’s so obscenely good that I find myself writing its name on my daily to-do lists. But buying bags of candy every day would be deranged, right? So I came clean about my obsession on the travel site Fathom. Read all about “pure love between […]