Monthly Archives: January 2014
It turns out, that pretty much none of my friends has any interest in the Superbowl whatsoever, outside the context of commercials, guacamole and chocolate krispie cakes shaped into footballs. Even Carrie, who understands the rules, lost interest when her … Continue reading
Salvation Taco is where you go to eat amazing lamb, in a bar that reminds you of the common room at college â€“ all mismatched furniture, paper lanterns, ping pong tables and lanky dudes wearing backpacks. This latter, accounted for … Continue reading
The first time I went to Clearwater, on a grim November evening with lashing rain and wind whipping in off the Hudson, it took me a full few minutes find the entrance. Turns out, itâ€™s â€œdown the side, not through … Continue reading
Quinoa Kale and Chick Pea Bowl of Health
A recent convert to Quinoa, a variation on this dish has become my late night back from rehearsal staple dinner. Itâ€™s the kind of food thatâ€™s simple to assemble, still feels like a proper dinner, and conveys the impression of … Continue reading
Everyone loves Barbuto, Jonathan Waxmanâ€™s go-to roast chicken joint, now celebrating ten years right on the edge of the Meatpacking district, in an old Rolls Royce garage. Itâ€™s what people call a Laid Back Bistro, which means that scrubbed wooden … Continue reading
El Toro Blanco
The perfect end to a semi snow day â€“ Storm Hercules no less – we settled into one of El Toro Blancoâ€™s cozy booths. Extreme weather and El Toro are connected in my mind â€“ I had reservations at the … Continue reading
Penne with roasted onion and cauliflower â€“ and the joy of a Christmas Letter.
New Year. A time to reflect on 2013, to add up our narratives and dramas and to wonder how we might tweak them in the year to come. Nothing brings this home more pointedly than a session reading Christmas letters … Continue reading
Celebratory Fillet of Beef
Christmas in the Knowles household has always lasted the full 12 days, not least because slap dab in the middle of it is my Mumâ€™s birthday. In the last few years weâ€™ve taken to celebrating in style, with an afternoon … Continue reading
Dinner Party Diary
Every new year, I look back over my dinner party diary and work the stats.