Hanbat

09. September 2004 Korean, Midtown 0
53 West 35th Street between Fifth and Sixth 212/629.5588 about $30 for two, with two drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ ♥ If you tell any New Yorker Korean that you like Hanbat, they’ll tell you that it’s “peasant food” because their vegetables are traditionally from the mountains of Korea. I love the bibimbap, or mixed ...

Lure Fish and Raw Bar

08. September 2004 American, SoHo 0
142 Mercer Street on Prince 212/431.7676 about $150 for two, with two drinks, with tip ♥ ♥ ♥ There are nights in New York City when you become thankful for the people you know. I was very thankful this one summer night when the manager and sommelier of Lure invited a friend of mine to ...

Gemista, Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

I love it when tomatoes are in season. You just know it’s summer when the farmers’ market starts selling them in all sizes. I saw this recipe from the Best Book of Greek Cookery and I just had to try it. In lieue of dried currants, I used Sunmaid raisins. Not only are they pretty ...

Lettuce Soup with Cucumber Croutons

08. August 2004 Vegetables + Salads 0
I like cold vegetable soups. They’re great in the summer as a starter. This is especially creamy because of the potatoes, but the sour cream makes it a little tangy. Ingredients: half a head of Boston lettuce, coarsely chopped 3 potatoes, peeled, diced 1 cucumber, peeled, diced 4 scallions, white part only, finely chopped 1/2 ...

Homemade Guacamole

18. July 2004 Vegetables + Salads 0
Who says you can’t enjoy sports on TV? Serve this homemade guacamole with chips and salsa and you’ll be set. Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados, halved 2 medium red onions, finely chopped 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped white vinegar with chili lime juice salt 1. Carve out the avocado meat to a bowl in chunks. ...