Monthly Archives: July 2011
This Dinner Will Get You Laid â€“ Clam Bake at the Beach
It was only early evening, but already conversation had taken a turn to the surreal. â€œSo I thought, seriously, can there be any better way to spend a bachelor party than to go to Spain and run with the bulls?!â€
The Wednesday Tipple – Hamptons: take 2. With Long Island Ice Tea and Shrimp with Pesto Butter
If you are lucky enough to have a friend who has an uncle who has a house in the Hamptons, then there are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than floating around his pool on a noodle, and gossiping … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Chicken with Tzatziki
Summer in New York brings with it a mass weekend exodus to the beach. Iâ€™m not much of a beach person really, and I enjoy my weekends in the city â€“ markets, visiting the latest ice cream truck, walking in … Continue reading
This dinner will get you laid – Arabian Nights Salads, if you’re feeling hot
Just when we though it couldnâ€™t be getting any hotter: 100 degrees. 100 degrees? Thatâ€™s just not reasonable. People are shaving their dogs.
The Wednesday Tipple – Hilary’s Basil Bliss and Peaches with Basil and Proscuitto
Itâ€™s beyond hot in NYC, and even though this is my 5th summer here, I am still taken aback when I walk out of the air conditioning into the sweaty heat of the city. The damage so far: One sunstroke, … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Chocolate Sorbet
87 degrees and humid out in the city, it seemed like the moment to give the ice cream machine a whirl.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Confit of Duck (Part 2)
My good friend Kim is marrying her fiancÃ© Justin this weekend, which is great for them of course, only what will fill the gaping hole left in my social life once all the showers, brunches, and lunches are no more?
The Wednesday Tipple â€“ Lillet Blanca and Pommes Anna
There are places to go to in New York when you want to pretend that you are in Paris. Jean Claude on Sullivan Street springs instantly to mind, Balthazar of course, and Pastis, which is where I met my friend … Continue reading
Confit of Duck Part 1
Often, itâ€™s great to be able to get dinner on the table with minimum fuss and maximum ease. Often, but not always. Some food requires a change of rhythm. Confit of Duck cannot be rushed. So if you were thinking … Continue reading