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Kitchen Lessons, Part the First

Not everything that comes out of my kitchen is picture perfect. Case in point was breakfast this morning. A disclosure: I’ve never made scrambled eggs before. I can do omelettes, […]

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Late night snack at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. Click here for a formal write-up and here for a podcast, both on Off The Broiler. Whereas Jason previewed Momofuku in all its […]

Dinner, 3 October 2006

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by an appetizer at Landmarc. Clockwise from top left:  frisee, garlic, shrimp, unsalted butter, capers, lemon. 1 T. butter, melted. 2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly.  […]

Dinner, 25 September 2006

Totally vegetarian dinner tonight. I eat anywhere from six to seven meals a day…but that’s a topic for another post. 😉 About three hefty bunches of oyster mushrooms tossed with […]

Gramercy Tavern

Dinner tonight at Gramercy Tavern. I had the autumn tasting menu. Torchon of foie gras, huckleberries, arugula, milk crema, balsamic vinegar, brioche toast points. 2004 Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling, Kabinett, […]

On Sushi

Until fairly recently, it was almost impossible to get a four star rating from the New York Times in relation to a Japanese restaurant, let alone an establishment that for all intents […]

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 […]

Fatty Crab

Dinner at Fatty Crab tonight with Jason and Rachel. Shots of the menu. I apologize in advance for the first couple of pictures; in retrospect, this particular menu was slightly […]

New Orleans Journal

The first pic is that of the New Orleans skyline on 3 September 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The second is the city today. — from this article […]


Salmon, fluke and toro sashimi Jizake Tenzan Junmai Genshu sake Fluke sushi, with green tea salt Chopped toro, with oshinko (Japanese pickles) mixed in Fresh uni (sea urchin) with black […]

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 […]