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Foie gras Je t’aime

Foie gras Je t’aime

The issue of foie gras as food is divisive. But in Montreal, foie gras is probably in their drinking water too. It is on every menu of practically every restaurant in every variation that can be conceived. Seared foie gras, foie gras pate, foie gras poutine, foie gras melted on top of waffles, foie gras [...]

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I was either busy or dead

I was either busy or dead

…sahhhhry. It’s been a year of experimenting with life after graduation, but there were conclusions drawn that I would so relay to my socially challenged ghost of college past: Eggs are cheap and delicious if you have 0 minutes to be creative about cooking and to free up cash moneys for travel and liquor. There [...]

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NYC: Columbus Circle

It takes some guts (and stomach) to be a New Yorker

The New York Magazine’s Daily Intel profiles a resident of my beloved city every week and one the survey’s final question is always: What makes someone a New Yorker? My answer: a true New Yorker is someone who, even when physically 180 degree around the world, thinks about what they are going to eat in [...]

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Fishing: the final product

From Sea to Plate

Eric, Max, and I boarded Captain Mike’s fishing boat at 8am on Thursday, with 3  six-packs of Honey Moon, Corona, and Sam Adam Summer Ale at Howard Beach, Queens. Our intent: to catch as many fish as we could for dinner that night. This was a real fish party. We also brought along our failed [...]

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St. Marks' love letter

In the brief two weeks flailing about New York City, preceding mi vuelo a Central America, Eric and I did a little, informal St. Marks Roundabout pre- and post- beating our livers into submission at divey LES bars. I made a stylistic choice to bold “St. Marks Roundabout” because it is a noun that denotes [...]

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Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

The Best Coconut Cake In The World Throwdown’s Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Filling and Coconut Buttercream recipe I love brunch– for consuming ungodly amounts of calories in one combined breakfast-lunch meal, for the pretense of leisure, and for bonding with my lovely girlfriends. We enjoyed a meal that satisfied all those coveted qualities at [...]

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An empire state of mind

Part two of New York, Je t’aime (Part I here) These are the two places that would be found if I were to dissect the stomach of the greatest city in the world and peer straight into its folds: Sundays are brunch days: chefs with higher culinary aspirations relegated to arranging plates of fruit, yogurt [...]

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New York, Je t'aime

Like the compendium of vignettes in the newly released film, New York, I love you, my eating activities on my weekend back in my beloved town was precisely like that: a little bit downtown and a little bit of uptown. Eric and I started in Tribeca, the old high school ‘hood– walking past Terry’s where [...]

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New New New York Times critic

Clearly I have been hibernation too long from the food corner of the vast ‘net, because October 14th (my last update prior to entering exam purgatory and a cocoon of uni obligations) coincided with the release of Sam Sifton’s first review as the official Restaurant Critic, successor to Frank Bruni. I greet this new guy [...]

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Confessions of a hater

While I forget what situation it was in when I encountered this statement that slowly integrated itself into my life philosophy, it redefined my perception of hate and what the word means to me: “People hate the things and attributes that they can also see in themselves.” I can’t help but see how it manifests [...]

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