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Dinner, 11 September 2006

Dinner pix from tonight. I call this “quasi-pasta puttanesca”. Served with roasted brussel sprouts and broiled chicken. One package brussel sprouts, halved and tossed with EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil), kosher […]


Lunch at Dévi earlier this afternoon. Chefs Suvir Saran and Hemant Mathur, formerly of Amma and Diwan, present a thoroughly eclectic and modern version of traditional Indian cuisine. Click here […]

Dinner, 7 September 2006

Tonight’s dinner was partially inspired by this entry in Lucy’s blog, Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook. (By the way, her foodblog is utterly divine.) Having no access to fresh cepes, I decided […]

A Hobbit’s Kitchen

Just for fun, I decided to post pix of my kitchen and the interior of my fridge. You can start laughing now. Yes, those are Spamwise’s infamous skinless boneless chicken […]


Dinner tonight at wd-50. Tonight was especially noteworthy given that Alex Stupak is the restaurant’s current pastry chef, having recently replaced Sam Mason. It was Mr. Stupak’s third evening. Chef […]

Molecular Gastronomy

Foodies all over the world know about El Bulli and the revolution in cuisine that it spawned. To the rest of us, here’s a short crash course. El Bulli is […]

The Little Owl

Dinner at The Little Owl tonight. Chef Joey Campanaro, formerly of The Harrison and Pace Restaurant, recently opened an extremely small restaurant on the fringes of the West Village along […]

Wine and Butter

Astor Wines is the Disneyland of wine and spirits and is one of the better wine stores in the city. I don’t drink unless I’m dining out; however, my interest […]