I am a grad student in the NYU Food Studies program. I am a proponent of sustainable food production and distribution. I am also a vegetarian.

  • Location: New York
  • Favorite foods: Shallots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, gruyere, angel food cake, etc.
  • Last bite on earth: Let me think about it and get back to you.

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Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Quattro staggioni- mushrooms, ham, olives and artichokes

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

Slutty bacon sandwich:

toasted bread with butter, strawberry jam, crispy bacon

Poll: Would You Eat the KFC Double Down Sandwich?

It is terrible for you, and it doesn't even look good. If you hate yourself, just ask the cashier to stab you in the heart. No need to kill yourself slowly with gross, deadly food.

The Peanut and Miracle Whip-Topped Nut Burger from Rub BBQ in NYC

reading about this offending my eyes. and made me nauseous.

Dinner Tonight: Puglian Chickpea Soup

I have come back to this recipe time and again to recommend it to friends. Simple, satisfying and yet with a great depth of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie In New York City

I don't like these slideshows- the way they open in another window, you have to come back here to comment, they take a long time to load.

also, i disagree. i still vote for dessert club as #1!

Apps Only: Five Points in NoHo

The potato pizza there is amazing. $14.

Cook the Book: Lemon Chicken

@brownie you said it!

imagining the taste of lemonade concentrate, ketchup, and brown sugar makes me want to puke.

Cook the Book: Chile Verde

@katie maybe you could get your mom a husband who cooks!


Cook the Book: 'Jamie's Food Revolution'

Nigella Lawson's linguini with mushrooms, lemon and thyme. Healthy, delicious, 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.

Lunch for One: Panya in the East Village

Well, I did appreciate your post on the polenta budino at Otto (which was amazing) but didn't you already write about Panya?

Eat for Eight Bucks: Pasta with Brown Butter and Sage

the joy of life still exists when you eat a well balanced meal. In fact, they are some of the tastiest around. Whereas I call this concoction (barely a recipe by the way) a lazy, uninventive sugar high.

Of course moderation and indulgence are important. But you know what? I am sick of recipes like this, nevemind those from Paula Deen, and the accompanying war cry that we should all just give in and eat what is easy to make and simple on the palate. Meals can include butter and take less than half an hour to prepare and still have 1) nutrients and 2) taste.

Eat for Eight Bucks: Pasta with Brown Butter and Sage

Can we talk about the lack of nutrition in this dish? It might taste good but white pasta with butter and a sprinkle of cheese is going to be low in protein, fiber and devoid of most vitamins and minerals. Get a vegetable in there somewhere.

Video: Milkmade, Homemade Small Batch Ice Cream Makers

@mcebacal there is a waitlist of 700 people who are ready to join. (including me!)

Cook the Book: 'The Art and Soul of Baking'

Molasses cookies with a frosting i got from epicurious- its made with rum, butter, sugar and evaporated milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Downtown Edition

told you so (re: dessert club). too bad those cookies used to be 3 for $2. now that they are $1 each, i have no excuse to eat 3 :(

Win Tickets To 'Uncork New York' At City Winery

I love the organic wines at Madonna in Carneros. They make a great moscato

Cook the Book: 'Good Eats: The Early Years'

Last year I made the perfect vegetarian Thanksgiving meal, all in my tiny kitchen. As I was stuffing myself and finally relaxing from all the work, a burning smell starting to fill the apartment. I left the biscuits in the oven :( Losing them wasn't as bad as the scorched smell which we couldnt get rid of.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Uptown Edition

For downtown, I urge you to try Chikalicious Dessert Club. If you don't, you will be sorry, in that I will eat all of their cookies. If you do, I may be sorry when you tell everyone how great they are and I have to share.

The Strawberry Shortcakes of the East Village

real strawberry shortcake is made with -shock- shortcake. Its almost biscuit like- quite dense and only vaguely sweet. under no circumstances is a traditional strawberry shortcake light and airy. In fact, they should really be served with clotted cream, not whipped cream. Yum.


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