Off Duty Joe’s Jeans

Everyone knows that pants are made by the devil. Okay that might have been an overstatement, but I’m convinced that pants were made for riding horses, and it should have stayed that way. If guys could wear skirts without being publicly shamed into a mental institution, they would. But sometimes we don’t want to feel …

Uni’s back at Cull and Pistol!

Cull and Pistol is a classic. It is the restaurant connected to The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Because it’s not swimming with dead fish, it is mostly ignored by the tourists. I hate to write about this quiet little oasis because I’m afraid that I will make matters worse for myself, but it has …

Doctor Who Season 8 finale

The season 8 finale, “Death in Heaven” written by Steven Moffat, is an episode of redemption. Of Moffat’s 2 major projects, the writing in Doctor Who has been eclipsed by that of Sherlock. Where is the complexity? Where are the twists and turns? All season we have been met with many flat episodes (I did like “Listen”, …

If Aliens were Observing Humans

This is what they would think… Appearance: All humans look about the same, with a bias toward a dark to light gradient from the equator to the poles. The females of the species are on average smaller, and the males of the species often identify themselves by shortening the hair on their heads. Most humans like …

Coach Carter

Coach Carter (2005) I don’t play sports. I spend most of my free time day dreaming and thinking about food. When my boyfriend asks me if I want to watch a sports movie, I always say yes. Sports movies teach me about life and remind me of values that are hard to extract from my …

Best (Most Memorable) of 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s a list of the best food moments of 2012. But before I begin, I’d like to say that 1. I didn’t start blogging until June, so I don’t have any photos from the first half of the year.2. There are a lot of amazing restaurants… that I did not visit in …

Home Grown Bean Sprouts

It doesn’t get fresher than this. I don’t have land, so I can’t really do farm to table, but how about random container to table? Bean sprouts can be grown any time of the year. You start with dry green beans. The hard kind that comes in a plastic bag in most Asian or Italian …

Inside Out Egg

Back when I was looking for the Singaporean egg recipe, I came upon this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKSx3mAVbc&feature=player_embedded Since then, I’ve been waiting for one of my tights/pantyhose to get a run in it so that I can try this out. It all starts with an egg: and a stocking. These got old. I did wash them …

Thanksgiving Cook-off!!! Allez Cuisine!

My bf challenged me to a Thanksgiving cook-off. As a joke, I said “I’ll let you pick the cuisine, because it wouldn’t be fair if we were to do something that you don’t cook… like Italian.” Like a crazed Barney Stinson, he exclaimed “Challenge accepted!” We had here on our hands an Italian cook-off. I …

Mount Nelson (Cape Town)

Mount Nelson is a hotel, but it’s also an excellent place for food. The hotel is a favorite of English visitors because of its high tea. It also has an excellent restaurant, but more on that later. When Cape Town weather isn’t being it’s insane fickle self, you can sit on the terrace. The menu …