April 17th, 2008

Candy and Corvettes, by Erin

Despite having lived in the world’s greatest culinary melting pot for 11 years now, despite a long line of Italian grandmothers preceding me, and despite operating one of the hottest catering companies around, I admit my tastes and food preferences are often less than refined. Kimberly scolds me for this.  Even as a small child and adolescent, […]

Have you noticed…?  The Union Square Greenmarket has moved! To the south side of the park. It’s not as jarring as the Fulton Fish Market’s hike up to the Bronx, but it was shocking nonetheless. When the Italian and I rode up to the market on Wednesday in the dreamy afternoon sunshine, Vespa purring beneath us, we were traumatized to see […]

April 7th, 2008

Paris Perfect

Who would’ve thought my favorite dish in all of Paris would be cucumbers?! Enjoyed at a gorgeous little bistro on the Left Bank, steps from the Siene, on a street with a collection of the most exquisite papierboutiques imaginable. It was the entrée course (the first course; we’d call it an ‘appetizer’) from the menu du jour at […]

December 30th, 2007

Lots o’ Latkes

I may be a half-breed, but I am wholly in love with potato pancakes. My Mamma, the Jew, makes them every year for my Dad’s fam, the gentiles. Identity crises aside, they’ve come to taste like holidays to us all and are perfect when made miniature and passed around to snack on before Christmas dinner…or […]

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