I love all things food and spend much of my free time reading about it. Still honing as a cook, but I find it therapeutic. My current specialty is all things breakfast.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Favorite foods: Cheese. Bread with cheese. Cheesy bread. Quesadillas. Sensing a theme yet? Oh - and brussels sprouts! (Yes, I realize they are a total food fad at the moment, but I am a shameless victim)
  • Last bite on earth: This changes daily and is subject to whatever the last best thing I ate was

Latest Comments

Lamb shank conversion advice ?? (before 11pm tonight??)

Found the shanks I was looking for at Fairway and they turned out great - This is the recipe I used

Stayed pretty true to it other than cutting down on the wine since many of the commenters mentioned there was too much liquid left at the end. Served it over creamy polenta and it was definitely a hit. thanks for the help!

New York Surprise Dinner - Need some help

second the kin shop vote for amazing thai. good scene but rather laid back, small place

for a pricey but truly unique dinner send them to one of the sushi of gari restaurants. I've had an omakase dinner there and it was the best sushi I've ever had and unlike any other experience I had. Honestly amazing

Lamb shank conversion advice ?? (before 11pm tonight??)

Thanks guys - this was helpful. I decided that I'm going to make time to head to Fairway today to see what they have and choose from whatever is available there. Will be deferring to foreshank if that's all they have - I have plenty of time fro the braise so I think that sounds like it would be great! Will report back when dinner is done

26th birthday recommendations

Do the suckling pig dinner at the Breslin - it was amazing and the only way you can get a reservation there

College Care Package - what reheats well in microwave?

Last time I sent her back with homemade bread , she made it out of the lounge with little more than crumbs left, so I think I will definitely be making a loaf!

Yes, small fridge but only looking to give her a couple of portions.

Love the strata idea! The smitten kitchen spinach strata is to die for. Thinking that or slow cooker short ribs over brown rice...

Thanks Everyone!

NYC Bar for Bookclub??

Definitely in manhattan - we have a couple of Jersey City and Connecticut girls so we're trying to find a place that is somewhat convenient to the path and to grand central. not easy! We'll be 6 - 8, but these are definitely a good place to start. Thanks!

Thanksgiving Themed Sushi Competition - Help?

These are great - thanks everyone! Definitely planning on using some turkey skin and LOVE the turkey tempura roll idea. I think we'll have both sushi rice prepared for us and whatever else we want to use as a replacement in our rolls - the stuffing idea has come up several times. Will be taking lots of pictures of the results!

Cook the Book: Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze and Cardamom Crumble

I don't have a bundt pan - assuming a loaf pan will work given the picture is in loaf form?

What to serve with shakshuka?

I understand it's a one dish meal, I just have a compulsion to have brunch tables filled with a plethora of options. The jalapenos I have at home have some pretty good heat right now so I'm going to taste as I go. Thanks-!!

What to serve with shakshuka?

ooooh, great idea on a yogurt sauce - will definitely include as a side for the bread. Thanks!

Dinner, Wed. 8/25: What's on your menu tonight?

Leftovers for me as well - some turkey "taco" meat - turkey with scallions fresh corn, gorgeous tomatoes with jalapenos and taco seasoning that I mixed up. However, some of your dinners are making me envious! Would love to know how the gnudi turns out - good luck!

Have Wasabi Root - now what?!

oh man ... all great suggestions! Loving the idea of some noodles (I happen to have some udon on hand) and the boiled shrimp + avo sounds delish. (my only issue with tuna tartar is that I know I won't realistically buy sushi grade tuna, but would love it!)

Serious Beer: California IPA

LOVE Lagunitas! Discovered it while in CA actually ... definitely have a hankering for one now with the weather in NYC today

Grilled Cheese ideas please!

I love white bread as a "treat" or sourdough grills up well, good real unsalted butter (margarine need not apply), sharp cheddar and something with a little more bit like hot sopressata instead of ham or bacon. Totally drooling, argh!

Another fave is fontina with pesto and tomato (in the summer) but light on the pesto - I find restaurants generally slather it on so thick that all you taste is pesto.

The Food Lab: Fresh Ricotta in Five Minutes or Less

I love me a Gilmore girls marathon ... but not so much standing over a simmering pot of milk

I tried reading through the comments to see if you answered this, but there was 1 million so I gave up. hope this isn't a repeat! Can you let me know exactly what brand / type of milk you used for this?

I tried once before with some fancy non-ultra pasteurized organic milk from whole foods, and it just didn't come out that well. Plus, it was expensive! Would love to try again ...

Chopped, Dressed, Do-Ahead Salads... Something Fabulous, Please!

I made this kale slaw for a group and it went over very well

Also - LOVE celeriac and apple salad - throw in some walnuts or pecans and use a light honey-mustardy dressing. A bit out of season at the moment, but it's fun watching people try to figure out what they are eating .

Casual lunch near NYU Med. Center?

Go to penelope! Love that place on 30th & Lex - depending on what time you're there (if it's the lunch rush or not) they are usually pretty accommodating.

What to cook when you are exhausted?

I've been doing "quesadillas" on whole wheat tortillas with vegeterian refried black beans, pre shredded cheese most often, whatever leftover protein is in the fridge (non if there is none) and some steamed (read: microwaved) spinach for "health". I usually sprinkle some chipotle powder on top for added depth and heat. It's filling and satifsying and really takes no effort.

Old browser support gone?

Ditto, here. So upset .... PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! If I had a choice, I would have gotten rid of IE6 ages ago, but I don't :(

McDonald's Sweet Chili Sauce for Chicken McNuggets: How Does It Taste?

Spent a semester abroad in Australia where the default dip for wedges (read: deep fried potatoes) was sweet chili sauce and sour cream. It was delicious but needless to say, I gained a few lbs while there!

No school tonight!! Instead I can cook-what's for dinner 2/16?

I have some ground sirloin that is in a use it or lose it situation, so tonight will be taco night. Spinach salad on the side and leftover coffee ice cream for dessert. mmmmmmm

winter stew suggestions?

You can make a bastardized version of caldo verde
Saute onions, add stock & chopped potatoes. simmer until cooked through - I usually mash them up at this point to thicken the soup or stick my immersion blender in, add a LOT of chopped up kale and cook 5 minutes and then put in dried chorizo and cook another 5 minutes. Delicious, hearty, healthy! (or so I tell myself)

50s Housewife Nibblers

Definitely something with Cheese wiz! And I concur on the deviled eggs

Car for a day

If you're coming from Brooklyn, Dinosaur BBQ is fun AND delicious.


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