Steak and Eggs

I think we only had one proper meal today – Linner. That would be between Lunch and Dinner. We made quick steak and eggs. It’s a very fast meal because the steak was cut so thin, that it really only needed 2 minutes per side (at most). I had extra parmesan from the spinach ravioli, …

Spinach Ravioli

There’s nothing like home made pasta. It’s such a great luxury and yet so accessible. It takes about 15 minutes to make the dough once you get used to it. For the stuffing, I used spinach, ricotta, parmesan, salt, pepper, and an egg yolk. Pasta maker – $50 well spent. I was a little worried …

15 minute Salmon

I started the timer just before washing my hands, and I stopped the timer after I set the plate down in front of me to eat. It took just under 15 min (14:37) I started with no knives, utensils, or cutting boards out. The stove was not on. All the groceries were in the whole …

Nomad – The Cupola

Dinner at the Nomad hotel I was momentarily disappointed that we weren’t in the library, where I could look for hidden liquor in the books… but once we reached the penthouse, walked past the lounge area, and through the outdoor seating with the white tablecloths, I was over it. We had the cupola all to …

Last Second Curry

Sometimes we just love us come curry (because someone didn’t want to watch me gut, scale, and cook a branzino) Carrots, cumin beef, onions, couscous, and a soft boiled egg on top, and some day-old baguette to dip in the soup. We turned on the air conditioner full blast so that the hearty warm goodness …

Eataly’s Rotisserie Chicken

Sometimes I just really crave a rotisserie chicken because I can’t make one at home (yet). Most of the ones I’ve had are tasteless or too dry. Even the Hill Country half chicken is just eh. When I want my rotisserie chicken, I go to Eataly. Their chicken’s $5.80 per pound, and the guy at …

Ippudo

Still the best noodles! We got the classic. The broth was complex, and if you can’t get enough of the noodles, you can get kae-dama!! You have to imagine that last part screamed. The meals come with a lot of screaming. I had to try the new special noodles. They were cold squid ink ramen …

White Peach and Myrica Sauce

It was like an episode of some cooking show. I had pork, spinach, and white peaches and had to make something for dinner. Good thing I found this. Myrica is the fuzzy red berry that you find next to the yellowtail tartare at Nobu or the soy duck aigamo at Kyo-Ya. It’s also called Yang/Shan …

Takahachi

Takahachi is a great place to go in Tribeca if you want Japanese and don’t want to cough it up for Nobu. I like it better than the one on Greenwich that gave me food poisoning, and Tokyo Bay, which is overpriced and not as quaint. They have a bunch of sushi rolls named after …

Vosges Chocolate and Columbine Cookies

One day in Chicago almost a decade ago, I stumbled on Vosges Chocolat. Since then, I’ve had almost every single one of their truffles and chocolate bars. So of course, when I had a mad craving for the bean, I went to Soho. Gilt City had a $50 dollars for $25 dollars deal, which is …