Went from working in Restaurants for years to working the Corperate grind. Loves cooking and trying anything new. (Plus camping. Nothing beats cooking in a Dutch Oven or over an open flame!)

  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Favorite foods: New Haven Pizza, Mac and Cheese, Avocados, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Sushi, Fruity Pebbles, Fresh ground peanut butter, Fried Chicken, Anything with Chocolate, Pomegranates
  • Last bite on earth: My mother's homemade mac and cheese

Make Mint the Star of Your Next Cocktail

Any thoughts on making the Lady Grey with Gin instead?

Myth Testing: The Secrets of the Best Matzo Balls

Floaters for the win!

Why You Shouldn't Dine Out on Valentine's Day

Yikes sorry for that terribly written comment. Long day at work.

Why You Shouldn't Dine Out on Valentine's Day

Very happy for this post. Waited tables for 5+ years. This day ranks up there as being as bad as New Years Eve. You never get your reservation on time. We give lousy service from being so overwheled. The your date crys. Ughhh just stay home and cook!

Happy Hour: Gin Mare, a Gin Worth Drinking Straight

Can't wait to see this in stores. I love drinking my gin straight. Can't do so with many gins, usually Hendrick's for that.

Making Panela at a Colombian Sugar Mill is Still a Low-Tech Affair

great read. I could eat spoonfuls of brown sugar. I'll have to seek some of this out

The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfect Beef Tenderloin? The Reverse Sear Strikes Again

Looks Beautiful! Going to have to try this!

Eat This Cheese: Delice d'Argental

MMMM looks amazing!

Travel + Leisure Ranks America's Best Pizza Cities

SERIOUSLY!?!? Why is New Haven not on the list. No pizza love for my town lately, although we all know its one of the best.

Ask The Food Lab Anything, Thanksgiving Edition

more sweet potato side dishes?

First Look: Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, San Francisco

Looks tasty, but pretty expensive for a sundae.

Ask A Bartender: What Cocktail Should Be More Popular Than It Is?

I agree. So many people fear away from gin. Its delicious!

The Food Lab: How To Make The Ultimate Turducken

yes yes yes... doing this!!!!!!!!!!!!

3-Minute Video: The Amazing Food and People of Japan

Awesome Video! Nice job!

Our Favorite Films and Bites at the NYC Food Film Fest

I attended the Saturday screenings and have do disagree with the choice of Ice cream sandwiches from Pat and Stick's Great Big Ice Cream Sandwich Adventure. I thought the ice cream had a very off taste to it. I would nominate the hangover bun or bark's hot dogs for best in-theater bite!

Behind the Scenes Tour of a Sugar Shack in Quebec

I was also at the screening on Saturday. This was a great film! Me and one of my friends had the pleasure of talking to Stefan as the tastings were winding down. Such a nice guy! Awesome maple taffy as well.

The Food Lab: For The Best Sun Tea, Forget The Sun

@J. Kenji López-Alt
I've been testing out the cold brewing method for the past few weeks, and I have to say, it yields some delicious tea. I usually end up drinking the entire pitcher before I even get a chance to make and add some simple syrup! I did also try the process with green tea, but I didn't like it as much as black. Its very mild. Thanks again for the great ideas, looking forward to more!!!

Market Scene: Melons, Peppers, Tomatoes and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

I Love Heirloom Tomatoes!!!!

Chain Reaction: The Cheesecake Factory

Its just never worth the 2 hour wait :/ I'm pretty sure they all have a side counter where you can just get the cheesecake to go. Plus their drinks are insanely overpriced. $10 for a sangria with house red wine? Way to much.

Ask A Bartender: Have You Ever (Successfully) Asked Someone Out At Your Bar?

At an old place I worked, we had a cork board in back where we would put all the numbers, business cards, or napkins with numbers we received :)

Market Scene: Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem

mmmmmmm Rugelach :)

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Flavors of Ice Cream

Mint Choc. Chip. Or anything "thin mint" themed

The Hot Dog Hall of Fame: 20 Hot Dogs We Love in America

The Scoop: On Ice Cream Samples

From the serving end its not as fun. I worked at an ice cream parlor for 5 years. I didn't mind when peoples wanted to try one or two interesting flavors, But when parents would encourage their kids to try 10 different kinds was just annoying. Then there were also people who would just have to try samples of vanilla and chocolate. Come'on! you know what those taste like!!!

Fast Food: Dunkin' Donuts Southwest Breakfast Burritos

ugh that picture makes me shudder

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