Pasta with Peppers and Balsamic Vinegar

It’s officially autumn in New York City! Even though bell peppers seem to be a summer vegetable, I used them in this pasta dish with balsamic vinegar to bring out a different flavor. I chose red, yellow, and orange and skipped the more raw green kind. With the vinegar, their colors seem more muted and ...

Uncle Boons

23. August 2013 SoHo, Southeast Asian 0
7 Spring Street between Elizabeth and Bowery $216 for 2 people, with a lot of drinks, with tip 646/370.6650 ♥ ♥ What?! I can’t hear you!, was my reply to our waiter when he tried to tell us that squeezing some lime juice on our food will make them taste better. The truth of the ...

Lemon Chiffon Cake

I’ve been making this cake for 10 years now and I’ve only had one fail, Haewon told me when she gave me a copy of this tried-and-true Martha Stewart recipe for lemon chiffon cake. Haewon’s version was so fluffy and light–it was the cake for me. Even after I stored mine in the fridge overnight, ...

Umami Burger New York City

30. July 2013 American, West Village + TriBeCa 0
432 6th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets $68 for 3 people, with drinks, without tip 212/677.8626 ♥ ♥ I’ve tasted an Umami burger in Los Angeles before but the craziness that surrounded its New York opening sent me on a Citibike to check it out. Jase, Dash, Harry and I put our names down ...

Mussels with Chorizo and White Beans

26. July 2013 Shellfish 0
New Yorkers got respite from the summer heat this week when temperatures dropped to 70 degrees. There was soft rain and a chill in the air–the perfect time to tuck in a bowl of mussels with a 2012 Rosato di Cabernet Franc from Channing Daughters. Ingredients: olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced about 4 inches ...