Chef’s Night Off: Tea and Cheese Tasting

I’m headed to a new tea shop, In Pursuit of Tea (33 Crosby Street between Grand and Broome in SoHo, NYC), this evening to indulge in a bit of delicious education. My friend Melanie, a tea specialist and chef, is working with Sebastian Beckwith from Pursuit of Tea and Benoit Breal from Saxelby Cheese toContinue reading “Chef’s Night Off: Tea and Cheese Tasting”

Riesling Goes with Everything

I just submit November’s Eat and Tell column, so you should be seeing it up very soon (see the links section to the right). In it, I discuss some basics about why certain foods and beverages go together. Like people, some are very particular about the company they keep – personalities clash and nobody’s happy.Continue reading “Riesling Goes with Everything”

A Walk With The Master, Part 2 of 2

Just when I thought I had completely screwed up my chances of impressing Alan Richman (go ahead, laugh!), he surprised me. In the process of his characteristic blustery yet kind-hearted rant about my blatant lack of engaging description in my article, he “threatened” to take me on a walk around the block to teach me a thingContinue reading “A Walk With The Master, Part 2 of 2”

My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 2 & 3

Of course, I meant to post this in a more timely manner. Such are the drawbacks of a demanding career and an addiction to continuing education (aka homework). Before I get into the past events, I just want to recommend that you take advantage of the LUCKYRICE Restaurant Week going on this week (May 3-9,Continue reading “My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 2 & 3”

My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 1

The past couple of evenings have been quite full, thanks to my friend Jennifer Baker of Mina Productions. She is one of the event producers for LUCKYRICE, a series of parties, discussions, cooking demonstrations, and a week of restaurant specials all over NYC (going on now!). So far, I’ve attended two events, and I stillContinue reading “My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 1”

Find This Place!

And enjoy some of the best, most creative BBQ anywhere! This place happens to be Fatty ‘Cue. Zak Pelaccio’s latest contribution to the NYC dining scene and his only venture currently in Brooklyn. All the meats are house smoked on the back deck. Preparations are unique with nods to a both Malaysia/Indonesia and the GreekContinue reading “Find This Place!”

A Tale of Two Sundays

Last weekend began my spring season of local wandering. Almost a year after starting this blog as part of a food blogging class with Steven Shaw (see the link to the International Culinary Center Foodblogging class on the right), I accompanied Steven and members of his 2010 class (as well as my former classmate, AnaContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sundays”