Hosting a Super Bowl? Going to a party or bar to enjoy? Hunkering down in your man cave? I'm going to Broadway. I don't really care which team wins this year's Super Bowl nor do I enjoy watching grown men giving each other brain injuries as much as I used to. I was fortunate to … Continue reading My Super Bowl plans
Today is National Croissant Day, one of my favorite food groups. Not those mass market imitations but fresh made by a local bakery who knows what they are doing. While we recognize this delicate pastry as a French product it was apparently invented in Vienna and the shape derives from the Islamic crescent after a … Continue reading National Croissant Day!
It's been a while since I sang the praises of home delivered meal kits. We prefer Home Chef, though you have several options in the market. The concept is that each week you are given a choice of menu options on their website. You pick the ones you want and they deliver a recipe card … Continue reading Another endorsement of meal kits
Today is National Nachos Day. Nachos are one of the most abused and misunderstood foods in our canon. Too often they are sloppily and carelessly prepared. Ballparks slather runny cheese over stale chips, dump them in a souvenir batting helmet bowl and overcharge horribly for the privilege. All over New York you will find Tex-Mex … Continue reading National Nachos Day
Today is National Taco Day. There will be plenty of special taco specials at places like Taco Bell and Del Taco and other mass purveyors of such food. I have made Korean stylized tacos with my food kit purveyors and other corruptions of the form (and they were pretty good, more in the future). There … Continue reading National Taco Day
Today, Thursday, August 24, is National Waffle Day. The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869. Thank you, Mr. Swarthout. Waffles are one of my favorite foods. I have a terrific recipe using my sourdough starter and think I will make … Continue reading National Waffle Day
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 … Continue reading Showing Mom Around
While attending performances of my play "Your Turn to Watch Dad" by the South Street Players we stayed in the lovely little Jersey Shore town of Spring Lake. Just one night at the Hewitt Wellington Hotel. Very nice place on the shores of a nice little lake and just blocks from the beach. The surrounding … Continue reading Spring Lake, New Jersey