I’ve been living 2 blocks away from Brennan and Carr for the past 10 years, so when I’m looking to satisfy my ever-present cheeseburger craving, this is where I find refuge. This fast food gem has been open for business since 1938. It is a small, brick and wood-paneled shack, located in the Marine Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The interior is designed like a log cabin, which is just one of the many charming things about it. They’re notorious for their roast beef sandwich (the entire thing is dipped in jus!) and the Gargiulo burger, which is a cheeseburger that’s . . .
I’ve been trying to get myself over to Doughnut Plant for FOREVER! The Travel Channel loves it, the Food Network loves it, food bloggers love it and now I can finally say I love it too. Doughnut Plant is run by Mark Israel and has been located way in the east of lower Manhattan for the past 10 years (full history available here). Their menu changes seasonally and each doughnut is crafted with high quality ingredients. After shoving through locals and tourists on Grand Street for about 15 minutes, Lily, Irina and I finally made it to this tiny shop. Irina and I split a . . .
I'm back in New York.Paris was beautiful, magical, romantic and delicious.My blogging will recommence shortly. . . .
Greetings. I spent this past weekend in Dublin, Ireland. It's a relatively small city but the people are friendly, the food is delicious and beer is a'plenty. The climate is cold and wet and there's not much to do during the day but the nightlife is...gee, what would be the right word...energetic? We arrived at noon on Friday and my first and only thought was breakfast. The receptionist of our hostel recommended The Lott's. The description of Traditional Irish Breakfast on the menu said sausage, Irish bacon and black and white pudding. Being an uncultured American, I . . .
Hello, blogosphere! I've been in Paris for about ten days now and of course it's been nothing short of marvelous. All of my expectations have been exceeded. I've been eating plenty of pain au chocolat and croque madame, and drinking wine everywhere. I love this country. Forgive me for the lack of posts but I have no kitchen here and therefore cannot cook. Below are some photos of my stay here so far. Jardin du Luxembourg La Tour Eiffel et moi! I hope all of you are enjoying your summers as much as I am. A bientot! . . .
The first 24 hours in Paris have been a dream. This city is magical and too beautiful for words. I've wanted to come here for so long, I still can't believe I'm actually here. We live in the St. John's Paris Campus on rue de Sèvres in the 6e arrondissement, surrounded by patisseries and brasseries. Our first dinner out was in a brasserie called L'Horizon. We ordered two onion soups, a steak in a pepper sauce and a bottle of Rose. Everything was fantastic and relatively inexpensive. For today's lunch we decided to buy some groceries and eat at home. Charcuterie, . . .
Since I didn’t have work today, I thought it’d be the perfect time to bake something sweet and intricate; well intricate for me – we all know my fear of frosted cakes. I decided on a carrot cake recipe I’ve had marked for a while in my Abel and Cole cookbook. I followed the cake recipe exactly but slightly modified the icing. This cake is moist, soft and dense in the middle, and the icing is the perfect compliment. I always thought carrot cake was supposed to be a boring dessert but this is anything but. (Adapted from the Abel and Cole Cookbook, 2006) The cake: 6.5 . . .