NYC, Day 3: Brooklyn and Dr. John

Our final full day in the city began with a trip across the river to Brooklyn for a delicious northern Thai lunch, and ended with a show at City Winery, a music venue in Lower Manhattan, where the excellent Dr. John brought some New Orleans funk to the Big Apple. In between, we walked the streets of Cobble Hill, discovered a delightful little French wine … Continue reading NYC, Day 3: Brooklyn and Dr. John

Wine & corn: a summer dinner at Harvest

Boston’s summer Restaurant Week started yesterday, which, if you’re not familiar, is actually two weeks when many local restaurants offer a prix fixe meal. Typically it’s the more upscale restaurants that participate, and with lunch prices set at two courses for $15, or three for $20, it’s usually a great deal. When I worked downtown I made a point to try one or two new places … Continue reading Wine & corn: a summer dinner at Harvest

Julia vs. Tony

Originally published on CultureBitch, October 2009 Like most foodies (which in my definition simply means anyone who loves and appreciates a truly well-cooked meal), I owe a lot to Julia Child. She was an inspiration to many, and continued to entertain, enlighten and encourage many a home cook well into her 80s as she cooked her way through classics and updated dishes alike. Her autobiography, … Continue reading Julia vs. Tony