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Gordon Ramsay at The London

The ultimate in inevitability has happened, at least amongst foodies in the New York restaurant scene. Chef Gordon Ramsay, more famously known in London, England, where he operates his three-star […]


Lunch at Lupa this afternoon. After opening in October 1999, the restaurant soon garnered rave reviews from critics and diners alike. Executive chef Mark Ladner, formerly of the original Olives […]

Turkey Day Postcript

I hope everyone had a happy Turkey Day, Thanksgiving or Day of Eating Well. I’m taking a short blog holiday while I attend to a couple of personal matters. Your […]


I’m not a big fan of year-end holidays especially given the fact that my birthday falls on Christmas Day. I get why people celebrate around this time of year.  I’d have to […]

Dinner, 13 November 2006

Fresh Penne with Mint, Fennel and Spicy Breadcrumbs For the breadcrumbs: 1/3 baguette or Italian bread garlic anchovies Italian parsley red pepper flakes EVOO Ideally you want day-old bread but […]

Blue Hill Washington Square

Dinner at Blue Hill Washington Square tonight. Chef Dan Barber opened Blue Hill in April 2000 to notable acclaim. The restaurant was rated two stars (a travesty in my opinion) […]

Dinner, 5 November 2006

Table Salsa It was time to clean out part of the fridge. Not so good plum tomatoes, lemon, jalapeno peppers, shallots. This is a variation of the usual. The basic […]

Dinner, 24 October 2006

Penne with Cauliflower and Onions, Apulian Style Clockwise from top left: cauliflower, EVOO, Italian parsley, onions, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper The key to this dish is slow-cooked onions […]

Dinner, 23 October 2006

Zucchini Soup Clockwise from top left: unsalted Danish butter; two zucchini, diced; two ribs celery (leaves and stalks), chopped; one onion, diced; 1 T. chopped fresh marjoram; 1 T. chopped […]

A Taste of Chinatown

Click here to view the full size version. Here is the full size version of the pic above. Full-size ad of “The Fifth Annual Taste of Chinatown“. Click here to […]

Hearth Redux

Click here and here for previous dinners at Hearth. Junipero Serra cocktail –Ketel One citron vodka, fig puree, Peychand’s bitters Amuse: parsnip soup, cardamom Crudo tasting Left to right: hamachi, […]

Dinner, 18 October 2006

Tonight’s dinner is so simple that anyone can make it. If you can boil water and chop an onion, you can have dinner in the time it takes to cook […]

Breakfast, 14 October 2006

Actually this was Second Breakfast, the first being a whey protein shake and bowl of cottage cheese topped with fruit. 🙂 Chantrelle and Leek Omelette Leeks from last night’s dinner, […]

Dinner, 13 October 2006

Mussels, Leek and Herbs in Cream Sauce Clockwise from top left: riesling, whipping cream, garlic, leeks, Italian parsley, mussels. One and a half pounds of mussels, cleaned and debearded. 2 […]

Dinner, 10 October 2006

Roasted Tomato, Garlic, Onion and Black Bean Soup I wanted to make a salsa to serve along with the soup but then realized that jalapenos were probably in short supply, […]

Dinner, 8 October 2006

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Herbed Breadcrumbs Broccoli, EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil), kosher salt, black pepper. Roast at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. When done, toss with the juice of […]