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My favorite salted chocolate chip cookie

My favorite salted chocolate chip cookie

Earlier this week as NYC braced itself for a historic blizzard I decided to use the downtime to bake. I had fond memories from last summer of Brooklyn bakery Ovenly’s near infamous salted chocolate chip cookie that totally hit the perfect balance of salty-sweet and moist at its center. [Sidenote: I had immediately regretted buying only the one cookie while my … Continue reading

Raving about Seared Watermelon Sashimi

Raving about is for dishes that have halted conversations, inspired sighs of pleasure and on occasion, made me regret agreeing to share. This week’s rave: seared watermelon sashimi from Sunshine Co. in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. I’d stopped into Sunshine Co. after a day of eating and drinking my way around town with a friend. We … Continue reading

A Paso Robles Quick Step

Despite the pre-departure snafu we were able to maintain our departure time and headed out for a couple of days in Paso Robles wine country. The drive took us through some beautiful countryside and we stopped for lunch at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe. Lunch was tasty if nothing spectacular and afterwards we stopped in at the … Continue reading

California Food Dreamin’

The premise was simple: get away for the holiday weekend, visit my friend Valerie and celebrate my birthday. I arrived on Thursday and am staying through Wednesday. It’s been a food tour since I arrived. No surprise there. Thursday, I had lunch at Sugarfish in Downtown LA. A friend in NYC had recommended it and … Continue reading

Intersecting Circles.

The beauty of New York is that it is ultimately a small town. I met Denise at a Valentine’s Day party. I met Laura and Ken at Good Spirits. I met Jimmy at a Sandy Relief fundraiser. Tonight they were all at an Edible Magazine subscriber appreciation event hosted in the kitchens of Union Square … Continue reading

A Perfect Weekend. In Good Company

I’ve never been a fan of the Hamptons, a part of Long Island where every summer a large contingent of seemingly moneyed New Yorkers spend their summer.  To me, it’s like Manhattan-at-the-Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the houses huge (who needs that many rooms!) but the idea of spending my weekend in towns where Main … Continue reading

Inspired by Good Spirits

Last night was the 2013 edition of  Good Spirits which though sponsored by Edible Manhattan could have just as easily been sponsored by Edible Brooklyn as the mix of restaurants/distillers/bars did seem to skew to Kings County. No matter, it rocked. I really do love Good Spirits because unlike other food/cocktail events in NYC they seem to have … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

I didn’t sleep well. I woke up late. Very late and desperately hoping it wasn’t a work day but alas it was. As I walked out my door two words popped into my head: Penny House. Despite being already insanely late for work my body found itself standing in front of the counter at Penny … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading