Archive for September, 2009

Kefalograviera & Saganaki

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kefalograviera is a hard sheep’s milk cheese from Greece, not as hard as Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a tad drier than most cheddars. It’s a salty snackable cheese, perfect with crackers or fruit, and just as addictive eaten alone. It’s right in that very middle of strong enough to stand out but mild enough for any beginner, […]

Okra Succotash

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Any time okra comes up in conversation, it seems that half the crowd will scrunch their nose, the other half will jump up in excitement. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who doesn’t fall into either boat, but I eat it when it’s there and I could easily do without it. I understand […]

Peaches ‘N Cream Pie

Monday, September 21, 2009

*Some new photos were added on 9/20/13
There’s a couple of things that lead to the making of this pie. One, I’ve been wanting one of those ceramic deep dish pie plates for a long time, the ones with the ruffled edges. They look so modern country, new yet classic. Unfortunately, it was $44 at Williams […]

San Francisco 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

San Francisco was the last stop on our mini tour of California. We were staying in The Mission at Vinnie and Kristine’s place, the most perfect place to stay because Philz Coffee (multi-locational) is just around the corner. I first tried Philz coffee two years ago, when I was in San Francisco for the Nike […]

Green Market Beans with Free Range Duck Eggs

Friday, September 18, 2009

When you do a 10 day eating tour, you come home feeling a bit plump, rather bloated, and maybe a little unhealthy. Lon did not gain a pound, while I came home 3 to 4 pounds heavier. The first thing I did Monday was hit the Farmer’s Market in search of a healthy meal to […]

The French Laundry Was Not Everything I Dreamed it Would Be

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This post is extremely difficult to write, and I do it with great sadness. I don’t even remember how long I’ve been waiting to go to
The French Laundry 6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, often named as the best restaurant in the United States. It’s pretty difficult to get reservations, which […]

Ground Husk Cherry Tomatoes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don’t worry, I’m still going to post my review on The French Laundry, but I discovered these Ground Husk Cherry Tomatoes on Monday, right after getting back from California, and I just can’t wait to post this anymore. These are the best things since sliced bread, the coolest farmer’s market discovery, the bomb diggity!

Midtown Lunch Meet-Up at Bombay Eats

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don’t work in midtown but I read Midtown Lunch. Before you make fun of me, I met someone else at this meet-up who also does not work in midtown. Plus, reading paid off. I would never have otherwise known about Indian Pizza at
Bombay Eats 314 West 52nd Street, New York, […]

Yank Sing

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yank Sing 101 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 was a mind blowing experience for us. Good Chinese food with good service just doesn’t happen in New York. It’s something I’m not accustomed to, and for the first few minutes, it was awkward. They had my reservation and seated us promptly, handing […]

Manresa

Monday, September 14, 2009

We arrived in Los Gatos early on purpose, so that we could have gelato at
Dolce Spazio 221 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos , CA 95030, then walk around town. Their gelato does not taste like gelato at all which was a bit disappointing for us but soon forgotten when we […]