Whether by train, plane or automobile, any excuse to pack up and skip town is a welcome relief come the blistering summer sun. When the city becomes a sauna, that’s my ticket to head somewhere–anywhere, beach bound. While many of us find ourselves overindulging the second that out-of-office auto response has been set, starting your […]

Carrots get a bad rap. Though delicious and nutritious, their omnipresence and bright color often lumps them into the category of “childhood snack”. Raw carrots are the territory of preschool sandwich baggies; though obviously, carrots for adults do exist–I just don’t see them on menus as often as I might like. I’m trying to change […]

There are four little words that send my culinary thinking cap into a frenzy. “How can I use…” is a simple statement that begs to be explored with more sentiment. Whether it’s something widely recognized like spring’s first wild ramps, or something kooky like caped gooseberries, when I spot fresh produce at the farmers’ market […]

March 2nd, 2011

Market Report: Shellfishing

As these last few weeks of winter melt away, I’ve been enjoying some of my favorite seasonal comfort foods. From the many bowls of meatballs I’ve taste tested ‘round town, to the root vegetables I’ve roasted in every size and knotty shape, hearty fare is Winter’s signature, and it is made all the more desirable […]

Another Valentine’s day has come and gone with remnants of foiled chocolate kisses on subway platforms and red rose petals scattered across New York City sidewalks. Even though I am smitten with a certain someone and welcome every chance we get to celebrate love, life and feasting, I prefer to stay inside on V-day and […]

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