June 9th, 2011

Fleaing to Brooklyn

What do Café Habana, Peoples Pops, and The Meat Hook all have in common? For one, they not only provide New Yorkers with delicious summertime taste sensations, but each eatery also has booths in some of the most foodie-forward neighborhood fairs and fleas around Brooklyn. If you were some of the few who decided to […]

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I’ve always thought that the Gregorian calendar does a disservice to those of us in temperate parts of the northern hemisphere. Starting the year in the cold depths of winter, after the holidays, blunts an otherwise festive event. After all, what really gets a fresh start […]

Summer’s final sunset may be upon us. Last week marked the first official day of fall, and this week promises so much rain it feels more like spring in Shanghai than autumn in New York. Whatever the weather, there seems to be no getting around the reality that summer (ruefully or rapturously) is over. As […]

September 1st, 2010

Aw shucks! I’m Un-Clammed Up.

2010 has been the summer of bivalves. In July I went clamming in the Hamptons, ate my fill, and still lugged ten pounds of sea-to-table Cherrystone Clams back to my tiny apartment fridge. It took me all night to shuck ‘em, but two days later I was back in brine at the new Mermaid Oyster […]

This season I’ve been enjoying classic summer pairings. Certain foods, like people, just seem to belong together, and as the sunshine months wear on, I have been determined to uncover as many of these classic combinations as possible. Just back from Colorado and eager to see what fruit the greenmarket bore in my absence, last […]

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