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.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

I love the fried green tomatoes at Dinosaur BBQ

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!

NYC Food Events For the Weekend (And Beyond)

I think you forgot about a major event, the Greenpoint food market

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?

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese, and Avocado Sandwiches

yum. sounds so good.

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!)

What's Your Favorite New York Slice?

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.

'No Impact Man,' First a Blog, Now a Movie and Book

@redfish that sounds pretty deplorable.

Limited edition M & M's


Has anyone found the temporary M&M flavors here in NYC? I have been everywhere I can think of and I haven't seen them. They are strawberried peanut butter and coconut.


Preparaing Green Cabbage

I need a simple, summer appropriate recipe for green cabbage. I would rather not just make a slaw or salad. I don't have much experience doing anything to cabbage other than boiling it. Your advice would be appreciated.

Back from Italy- need salumi stat!

Hi Serious Eaters.

I just spent a month an Italy and am now totally addicted to pork. My question is, where can you go in NYC (or online) to get authentic Italian salumi? Or good ham for that matter? I am willing to leave Manhattan.

thanks in advance for your advice~!

What to do with RAMPS

I am a vegetarian and I am dying to try ramps. I can pick them up fresh from Union Square tomorrow. What is an easy way to prepare them and show off all their goodness?

Recommended Lower-Fat Potato Chips?

I am trying to reduce the amount of fat in my diet, but I am a fiend for all things fried — my favorite is a nice salty potato chip. I have tried a few baked varieties, and these new Pop Chips. Anyone have recommendations for their favorites?

Need an easy X-mas brunch recipe-Help!

I am feeding about four people xmas brunch tomorrow and of course I have not yet chosen what to make, or gone shopping. Luckily I live in NYC, so shopping shouldn't be difficult, but some of the guests are vegetarian, so the food should be accessible to them.

Ideas that will take me less than an hour to prepare tomorrow morning? Some prep time tonight is fine.

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