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Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Running Notes

March 14, 2010

Please note that calzones and running don’t mix as well as one might think.

Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights

February 25, 2010

Patel Brothers is the best! I’m so excited to start making dal again. We now have 4, count ’em, four types of dal to make! I’m most excited about moong dal. Masoor Dal and Urad dal are awesome but moong really makes me think of home. The other food I’d be making for the first […]

Review of Lion Imperial Malt Pilsner

February 25, 2010

This was the first beer I tried from Sri Lanka. I picked it up from the trusty Eagle Provisions on 5th avenue. I actually didn’t notice that it said Pilsner at first on the bottle, so the first sip was a bit shocking. Overall taste was very fruity, more in the range of Hefeweisen to […]

Certified Young and Tender…..Lamb?

February 19, 2010

After watching Food Inc I started paying a little more attention to my meat purchases, but as Pollan explained, it’s a difficult task. So until I can figure this out….I picked up a type of meat not discussed: Lamb. The funny thing is that you cruise by chicken or beef and the packages often have […]

Valentine’s Day Menu

February 13, 2010

My girlfriend and I have started a tradition of cooking a nice meal at home for Valentine’s Day rather than sweat trying to find a table at a fancy restaurant we can’t get reservations at. I’m excited this year to be making massaman curry, sweet potatoes with peanut sauce and either Gingerbread Cupcakes or Litchi […]

Last Night’s Superbowl + Leno Letterman Commercial?

February 9, 2010

Last Night’s Superbowl was exciting but not as high-scoring as I was expecting. I’m really, really happy for New Orleans. Not that they need an excuse to party in NOLA but this is cause for celebration. The symbolism of the victory wasn’t lost on anyone. I hope this brings an influx of tourist and dollars […]

Review of Casa Beer (Casablanca Beer): 7/10 Andy Richters

February 3, 2010

I was curious about Casa beer because it comes from Morocco a predominantly Muslim country.┬áIt’s pours out as a nice yellow color and not extremely carbonated. It’s a very smooth lager with hints of honey. Very little after taste. This is a good beer for people who like think regular lagers have too much flavor. […]

Stevie Nicks Backing Up Taylor Swift: Sweet Little Lies?

February 1, 2010

At the Grammy’s last night, who thought Stevie should sing backing vocals for Taylor Swift. I understand that I’m not a teenage girl so I’m not the target audience. I also understand that Taylor Swift makes well done pop music. It’s not my cup of tea but I see why she has an audience. Steve […]

Oprah On Momentarily: Waiting Patiently

January 27, 2010

Considering it’s her last, Oprah this season has been pretty lackluster. The times I’ve tuned in it’s been about murders and other bummer topics. She needs to get back to Dr. Oz and makeover territory again. Today will be interesting however, as Michael Pollan author of the new book Food Rules (as well as bestsellers […]