Category Archives: Gastronomy

NYC Right Now: The Food Diaries – Greek is Glorious!

If I’d made a list of the things we missed about NYC during lockdown, Greek food might be very near the top. I’ve never been to Greece, so I can speak only to Greek food NYC-style. I’m sure it must … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now; The Food Diaries – Boulud 3 Ways.

Let’s call it a parable of loaves and dishes. Thanks to restaurateur par excellence Daniel Boulud, we ate well (and often!) during our city sojourn. Initially alarmed to learn of the closure of our beloved Café Boulud, we vowed to … Continue reading

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Potatoes, A PUPPY and a party.

In the end, it was a very good thing that my potato seedlings failed. For if they hadn’t, I wouldn’t have asked my friend Tammy to come over to help me plant those homely-looking mail-order Adirondack Reds . My hope … Continue reading

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The never-ending lockdown.

I don’t know about you, but at this point I am so far into the lockdown groove it’s starting to feel more like a trench. A trench that gets a little deeper every week. I know, I know, I have … Continue reading

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The Calorie Count: 3 Great Meals in NYC

As if we needed any more reasons to make reservations in NYC! Our “must go” restaurant list is a long one – and just got longer, thanks to these three memorable meals. One: Cookshop has been popping up on my … Continue reading

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Calorie Count: The Usual Suspects

“So what did you do in NYC”? *thinks* “Well, let’s see. We went to lunch. We went to dinner…” *awkward silence* Of course, that’s not all we did. There might have been a breakfast in there somewhere. Just kidding! Oh, … Continue reading

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There’s no food left in NYC. We ate it all.

I can’t prove it, but it feels like we have walked every one of Manhattan’s 22 square miles this trip. Sometimes en route to cultural enlightenment but – let’s just be honest here -mostly in search of food. The way … Continue reading

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San Francisco, briefly.

Gimps like me need not apply to leave their hearts in San Fran. Those hills, guys! But that city by the sea does have its charms. And I would travel to the ends of the earth to buy this guy … Continue reading

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Let’s just call it a “nor-eater”.

Well, you didn’t expect us to starve during the storms, did you? Lies I tell myself while it’s sneeting, that odious weather condition between sleet and snow: “I’m burning more calories in the cold.” “No one can see how fat I … Continue reading

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At Le Coq Rico: the chicken and the egg.

“We’re going to brunch”, said my husband. Yes, that husband. The one who never willingly goes to brunch. Okay. Where? It’s a surprise. And what a surprise it was! A glorious, whimsical, scrumptious surprise. Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann bestowed Le Coq … Continue reading

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