Sorry I haven’t been blogging lately. Or you may be quite relieved!
My mother (nearly 80 now) just visited my home in New York and boy did we have a great time. She stops by every year or so and has no interest in tourist sites or even our roster of great restaurants. She wants food shopping. We hit all the great spots and she takes home lots of goodies back in Florida where she has three freezers. She cooks a lot (must be where I got it from) and loves to put things up for later and for neighbors.
So we went to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (the real live Little Italy in New York) where she stocked up on great stuff, Murrays Cheese Shop and Chelsea Market (one of her favorite spots), Union Square Green Market, and Sables for fresh whitefish salad, bialys and other good stuff.
Finally I took her to a lovely gourmet store called Agata and Valentina. She has specified that it will be the first stop on her next trip (to pick up fresh products for me to cook up for her visit) and her last stop (for her to stock up on things for her to bring home). Yep, a good trip.
Always exhausting looking after her and always exhilarating watching her love the food discoveries. I’m a pretty lucky son.