November 21st, 2012

McCormick & Me

It’s turkey time! The birds are being brined, the pâte brisée is being rolled out atop pie plates across the country–waiting to be filled with nutmeg and cinnamon spiced pumpkin, and the gravy boats are getting a fresh polish. I’m partial to a homemade giblet gravy that requires roasting bones, simmering stock and chopping liver, […]

September 24th, 2012

5 Years…5% Off the Top

Today marks the 5th anniversary of this blog! Over the years I have tested and trialed dozens of recipes for writing a food blog that best reflects my interests in real food. To date, I have written restaurant reviews, published links to my professional food writing, shared adventures with my Tribe of foodie friends, written […]

April 20th, 2012

Downgraded Decadence

I’m back in New York–catering, restaurant hopping and eating myself into a state only slightly shy of a full-fledged food coma. I simply cannot resist the bounty of dining options here, and I’m not even trying to. Hunting down good, thoughtful, real food in Boston feels like my part-time job. I’m not kidding when I […]

Pies ‘N’ Thighs serves the single best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever tried. There are two schools of thought when it comes to mac; those who like it baked with a crispy crust (and I’d argue, a dry, mushy center) and those (like me) who prefer a slick, wet, al dente noodle with a bright […]

February 16th, 2012

NYC Restaurant Review: Tertulia

I’ve resisted it for the four and a half years I’ve been writing this blog, and yet there’s nothing I get asked about more. I’ve been concerned that my minor opinions could play a major role in shaping a restaurant’s business, and yet I pledge honesty and integrity when taking to the keyboard. I’ve worried […]

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