Food is my only hobby.

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Favorite foods: avocado, fresh mozzarella, pork, tacos, cheese
  • Last bite on earth: Korean food. Specifically, samgyupsal (pork belly), rice, ssam jang (fermented soy bean paste), sesame oil, salt, pepper, all wrapped in lettuce. With a nice stew on the side.

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The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Chorizo and Potato Tacos

I tried this last night but my chorizo like melted and burned.. the liquid never evaporated and the oil started popping. I had to spoon what was left the meat out. But it ended up like little rock hard pebbles. What did I do wrong?! Potatoes still tastes good in chorizo grease. :)

Penne With Melted Vegetable Sauce

Fennel is hard to get in my neighborhood. What would you recommend as a substitute?

Cereal Eats: Lion Cereal

I've seen it sold at the Morton Williams supermarket on the UES in NYC. I bought it purely because of the packaging. Yum.

What Are the Best Nachos in New York?

Phoenix Park on 67th and 3rd! BLANKETED IN CHEESE.

Share Your 2003 Blackout Food Stories

My brother and I drove to a Popeye's in a neighboring town that still had power and we ate chicken by candle light.

Win Two Tickets to the Big Cheesy, March 23rd and 24th

Bouchon Bakery. Not the fanciest or most exciting but definitely classic and well constructed. The bread has the perfect amount of crunch. The cheese is perfectly melted. It's a thing of beauty.

Poll: Cold Pizza - Way or No Way!?

I don't get people who eat cold pizza! My friends would eat cold pizza out of my fridge and I'd BEG them to let me heat it up for them. It's so good hot! WHY EAT IT COLD?! It baffles me.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots With Balsamic Vinegar

I will definitely be trying this out for Thanksgiving. I grew up never having even seen a brussels sprout in real life. All I knew was that according to television and books, they were disgusting. I believed this until one day my cousin made brussels sprouts (in bacon fat) and it was like the most amazing thing I had ever eaten. I was like WHY do these delicious nuggets of deliciousness have such a bad reputation? WHY! So sad.

Also, I only realized RIGHT THIS MOMENT that I've been spelling brussels sprout wrong my entire life. So much learning going on.

Cereal Eats: Reese's Puffs, the Closest Thing to Candy in a Cereal Box

I am not allowed to buy this cereal. I really cannot stop filling my bowl once I start. I just can't. It's so damn insanely delicious.

Video: Slider Perfection at White Manna in Hackensack, NJ

The only time I ever feel any sort of pride in my home state, is when I eat at White Manna. It is the top echelon slider.

Cereal Eats: Are Mini Box Variety Packs a Blessing or a Curse?

I hated the variety packs. My mom would always go shopping in the evening and I'd be so excited for breakfast the next day. But my brother always woke up earlier than I could and he'd eat the ones I'd have my eye on. It happened everyday until there was nothing but Raisin Bran left. It was too heartbreaking for me. I would have rather not had any fun cereals in the house at all than have my brother steal all of them from under my nose.

Poll: What's Your Choice of the Chains?

I secretly prefer Pizza Hut, but because it's just so damn bad for you - I never eat it. I generally go with Papa Johns for takeout. I really hate Dominoes.

5 Can't-Miss Korean Eating Experiences in Flushing

I've had the goat. And it is awesome. That is all.

Anyone Else Like Pork Roll?

Up until I was in my 20s, I thought Taylor ham was just.... ham. I didn't realize it was a spam-like version of ham only available in Jersey until I got to college and no one had heard of it. Growing up, my go-to bagel store breakfast was always always taylor ham, egg and cheese.

People are missing out. It is the best. THE BEST.

Restaurant week. Worth It?

I've only gone twice. My first time was at Blue Water Grill. That was perfectly fine. Food was good, tasted fresh, portions were reasonable. A pleasant meal all around.

My second time I went to Chez Josephine. When the food came out, I giggled and said "Really? Are they serious?"

The portions were So. Embarrassingly. Tiny. My friend ordered short ribs and got ONE RIB. You can't call it "RIBS" if it's ONE singular rib, can you?!

Never again.

Where To Eat Near Times Square, NYC

Piccolo Cafe. It's a tiny place but really delicious sandwiches.

Which Shake Shack should I try?

I definitely prefer MSP. If you can't find a table, there's always a bench somewhere.

The only other location I've been to us UWS and I found that trying to find a seat was just awkward. You have to hover over someone who looks nearly finished. Did not like.

Does anyone really like brunch?

I don't get the brunch hate. It's just breakfast food... that I can get without having to wake up early. What is there to hate? Yes, I am perfectly capable of making my own breakfast but that's true for any meal. Sometimes, I don't feel like cooking and want to eat out with friends.

Big Gay Ice Cream Will Open East Village Space Mid-June

Oh god. That block. Caracas, Porchetta, now Big Gay Ice Cream. It's like a landmine of deliciousness.

Did you ever eat.....

I've tried milk bone. Doesn't taste like much.

new momofuku milk bar cake truffle flavors

momofuku milk bar is dead to me ever since they stopped selling cake by the slice. :(

Tiki Week: Crab Rangoon

I'd never heard of crab rangoon until I was in my 20s. (Grew up in the tristate area.) I used to get cheese wontons growing up, no crab, all cheese! The first time I tried a crab rangoon after hearing my friends rave about it, I was sorely disappointed. The wrapping was thick and chewy, the cheese was gritty and dry. The cheese wontons I used to get as a kid had a thin, delightfully crispy shell and oozed with smooth, mild cream cheese. Oh god. I miss it. The ones you made look just like it. YUM.


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