Ah, the grand question that most New Yorkers ask themselves at least a few times: “Where the hell should we eat in Midtown?” If money is no object then the answer is simple. Jean Georges or Marea or Per Se if you can get a reservation. And don’t forget Continue reading “Brabant Belgian Brasserie — New York, NY”
How To Cook Spinach
Not the often tough mature spinach with the stems that are more like green-hued tree trunks. I mean the baby spinach that is nice and tender and disappears in a matter of a few minutes Continue reading “How To Cook Spinach”
Musings On The Gin & Tonic
Why, you ask, would I discuss the quintessential summer drink as we rush headlong into winter? Well, I just returned from sunnier climes, and I had the opportunity to drink many of these sometimes wonderful drinks. Unfortunately, when bartenders are left to their own devices, Continue reading “Musings On The Gin & Tonic”
Roast Turkey — Big Deal!
So…what’s the big deal about turkey? I roasted one for Thanksgiving (the first in several years) and while it’s a pleasant tasting fowl — especially when it’s loaded down with herbs and copious amounts of a butter and Chardonnay baste — it simply isn’t worth Continue reading “Roast Turkey — Big Deal!”
November 24, 2011
November 11, 2011
One of the pleasures of bar dining is the hustle and bustle of a busy city bar, with all of the dynamics of the mix of diners and drinkers and watchers, and all of the rest of the people who make up the crowd in a good place.
I mention “city bar,” because there is an unspoken set of Continue reading “Bar Etiquette”
September 11th, 2011
Real San Marzano Tomatoes: How To Identify Them
I rarely link to other blogs, but saw this via the New York Times and immediately realized that both of my readers need this information!
The Arrant Stupidity of Mark Bittman
I’m getting tired of being told what to eat. I am getting tired of the assumption, made, apparently, by all of our elected officials and now Mark Bittman, that I am too stupid and ignorant to decide for myself what is best for me and worst for me and what makes me happy. And I am most tired of being lectured to by a New York Times cook. Continue reading “The Arrant Stupidity of Mark Bittman”