The Route du Vin

With this cold weather, I’ve been dreaming about spring.  I’ve also been thinking about what I’ll make when I can use my gas stove again.  Besides roasting a chicken, my thoughts turn to slowly stirred risotto using spring’s first vegetables.  I’d accompany either dish with a nice glass of white wine.  That reminded me of…

Sous Vide Experiment: 72 Hour Beef Short Ribs

As I waited in line for carpaccio for New Year’s Eve, a woman next to me was emphatically telling another customer:  “Get the short ribs!”  She was adamant about how she cooked them every year at this time, and since they were on sale, you simply had to buy some.  It seemed like a compelling…

Ode To Zuni: Mock Porchetta

Tradition in my house calls for pork on New Year’s Day.  I usually make Apricot and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin – but that wasn’t going to work without my Viking.  So I decided to pay homage to Judy Rodgers and opt for a version of her mock porchetta (mock because it doesn’t use a whole pig)…

Linda In India

In honor of my mother, Linda, this month’s travel post remembers our December 2005 trip to attend my friend’s wedding in Mumbai.  We spent almost three weeks together for the wedding and touring around Rajasthan.  It was quality mother-daughter time, and we didn’t even fight much…well, not until the last day or so. Now my…

Not My Day Job

Trying to keep up with all the food and cocktail events happening around NYC can be overwhelming and exhausting … but it’s certainly not dull. A few Thursdays ago I attended a book signing party at The Flatiron Room for Fred Minnick’s Whiskey Women – an exciting new book I mentioned in a recent post.…