Check out these other great pancakes: Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Potato Pancakes Imagine this: it’s after midnight on a Friday evening in Paris. You’ve been out at a bar on the right bank with your friends, and you’ve just left to catch the last metro home. Suddenly, there’s a crepe stand in […]
Big Girls Global Kitchens
You know how they are in France about their cheese, right? A little obsessed. When I was studying there in college, for example, a friend of mine, who’d been dating a French guy for some time, was told by him that he loved her more than anything–except “the cheese from his region.” If memory serves correctly, he was from a region northeast of Paris, where we were living.
Check out our menu for a Tapas Dinner Party For Ten and stay tuned this for more potato dishes from around the globe Last summer, my friend Josh asked me to help him throw a dinner party for twelve or so of his friends. We were doing a lot of catering at that point, enough […]
I’ve never experienced the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, but I’ve come dangerously close. One Sunday evening, my sophomore year of college, I was sitting in the snack bar below the dining hall eating a falafel with my friend Salima. It was around 8pm, and we were gearing up to go to the library […]
EVENT: Weekly Meeting with Megumi (Our Intern) VENUE: Phoebe’s Apartment, Flatiron PARTY SIZE: 3 TYPE: Casual Business Lunch MENU: Vegetarian Pad Thai When I was 15, I decided I wanted to spend my summer in Thailand. I’m not sure where I got this idea in my head, and neither did my parents. But I’m pretty […]
MOROCCAN HOLIDAY MENU: Squash Latkes with Greek Yogurt and Cilantro; Chicken Tagine with Fennel, Preserved Lemons, and Green Olives; Ginger Pear Cake In their January issue, looking back on all the food trends of the past year, Food and Wine Magazine pronounced 2010 the year of the chicken. It’s true that we’ve been cooking quite […]
CINCO DE MAYO MENU: Black Bean Cakes; Guacamole; Cilantro Slaw; Curried Sweet Potato Quesadillas; Salmon & BBQ Black Bean Tacos with Queso Fresco, Cabbage Slaw, and Chipotle Crema Cinco de Mayo is approaching, and we’ll be featuring several Mexican-inspired dishes in the coming days. But I’ve been cooking tacos for months. I was telling Cara […]
DISH: Rigatoni Treviso MAIN INGREDIENTS: Pasta, Sausage, Radicchio A month or so ago, my friend Ali had a few of us ladies over to her new apartment on the Lower East Side. She made a beautiful Italian meal of rigatoni with a sausage cream sauce, and after downing two large bowls and thwarting any desire […]
EVENT: A Taste of India VENUE: Cara’s Apartment, Park Slope PARTY SIZE: 2 TYPE: In-from-the-cold Weeknight Dinner MENU: Chana Bateta; Spinach Paratha; Sauteed Corn with Mustard Seeds; White Basmati This post might seem like it’s about cooking an Indian vegetarian feast that’s perfect for winter nights. But it’s really about the odd powers of twitter […]
It’s Christmas Eve. For many, we hear that means carols, eggnog, and prettily lit Christmas trees. For Jewish New Yorkers, it means something else entirely: takeout Chinese.
I have a slightly different experience than most NYC Jews, though: my grandmother was born on Christmas Day, and my mother grew up celebrating the day both as Christmas and as a birthday. For much of my childhood, we went to Grandma Jane and Poppy’s house in Westchester for the annual Christmas-Birthday party where my main activity was playing with my sisters and cousin on my grandparents’ very cool red, orange, and yellow shag carpet left over from the 60s.