Archive for January, 2010

Make Chicken Soup, Not War

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I’ve been working on this post since the beginning of winter, when I first started thinking about chicken soups. The variety of chicken soups across so many cultures is just so interesting to me. They are all different, yet share that common bond, the ability to comfort anyone, and make each of us think of […]

Cafe Ollin

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

True family restaurants are hard to find these days. Orlando remembers when his father opened a restaurant around ’95 when he was 4 years old (yea, do the math on how old this hard working young man is). Then Spanish Harlem started gentrifying and they were forced to move further East in search of lower […]

Bacon Clam Dip

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Everyone serves some kind of dip for Superbowl right?
I looked around at some clam dip recipes and they were all as easy as can be, basically just dump and stir. But, would you be willing to add two little steps, just two easy teensy weensy things? In my opinion, you’ll get more back than you […]

Momofuku Ssam Bar & Milkbar

Monday, January 18, 2010

Some say Momofuku is way way over priced. Some swear that Momofuku is the best restaurant they went to in 2009. I’ve heard lengthy debates on both sides. I’m not one to get excited over the hype, but I finally gave in to going to
Momofuku Ssam Bar 207 Second Avenue, New […]

Blueberry Coconut Cream Cake

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It was Angie’s birthday and Angie is a Taste Bud, a term I’ve given to friends who share my love of food and have impeccable taste. I get restaurant recommendations from her all the time. You can thank her for introducing us to Degustation, Eletarria (closed now), The Red Head, and many more. She’s no […]

The Breslin

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Breslin 16 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 is inside the
Ace Hotel 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001, where the lobby bar (with couches and tables for laptops) is surprisingly packed for an otherwise dead neighborhood. The Breslin just looks like another dark bar, […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I’m gearing up for Superbowl, and in my world, that has nothing to do with the sport, the teams, or wherever it’s located. Where is the Superbowl? For me, it’s just another excuse to eat, cook, and be merry. Yup, I’ll be throwing you a couple of ideas for your party and I think a […]

Zucchini Cous Cous

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I wonder if anyone else hates winter as much as I do? I don’t mean to be all negative but winter just kills it for me. Since this is a food blog, I won’t go into details about my skin drying and cracking, the headaches from wind blowing at my head (this is NOT psychological), […]

Alto

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Alto 11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 is a modern space with a corporate, midtown feel and Italian menu. There are two floors: the lower dining room, where we were seated, has lower ceilings which I wasn’t too happy about. Our waiter was super jolly at first; Lon likened him […]

Chef Julieta Ballesteros: Mole Poblano Duck Breast with Plantains

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chef Julieta Ballesteros has always dreamed of being a chef. She came to New York from Northern Mexico, to go to The French Culinary Institute, and describes her first place as a small taqueria. But
Crema 111 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 is a full restaurant, her baby, where each […]