Brooklyn · Chefs · Cooking · Food · Women

Meet The #LadyChef Who Cooks For Marc Jacobs (And Throws Secret Dance Parties)

Why is Marc Jacobs’ personal chef throwing secret dance parties in Chinatown? How did she come up with that insanely beautiful activated charcoal-dusted squid dish, served at a pop-up dinner in a hot sauce boutique? Who is Lauren Gerrie, anyway, and why is she so damn talented? Answers in my profile of this dynamic, self-made… Continue reading Meet The #LadyChef Who Cooks For Marc Jacobs (And Throws Secret Dance Parties)

Brooklyn · Cocktails · Food · Restaurants · Travel

The Best Neighborhood For Eating And Drinking Is Bushwick, Plus Other Latest Stories

Today, Food Republic published my story on the neighborhood of Bushwick, which has in recent months become a destination dining neighborhood thanks to new, cutting-edge restaurants with next-level food and drink. Read it here. All of the restaurants discussed are excellent and highly-recommended! I especially suggest cocktails at Syndicated, and the ridiculously good burger at Maite,… Continue reading The Best Neighborhood For Eating And Drinking Is Bushwick, Plus Other Latest Stories

Cooking · Food · Lunch · New York City · Oregon · Recipes · Restaurants · Wine

Cassoulet Weather In Full Effect, Plus Where To Have A Great Lunch

It’s finally cold in NYC! In addition to writing about the City’s best hot chocolate (there are some seriously above-and-beyond cups of cocoa out there–article here), I recently spent a glorious day testing a recipe for Cassoulet, the iconic Southern French dish, which I wrote about for Vine Pair along with some reviews of wines from… Continue reading Cassoulet Weather In Full Effect, Plus Where To Have A Great Lunch

Baking · Fermentation · Food

Adventures In Fermented Bread-Making

About a week ago, I decided to make my own sourdough starter. I grabbed some high-quality house milled rye from The Brooklyn Kitchen, and used this guide. I followed the feeding schedule loosely, adjusting based on the fact that the fermentation was going very slowly; I finally let it be for three days and it looked… Continue reading Adventures In Fermented Bread-Making

Food · France · Politics

How Do You Say “Power Lunch” In French?

Earlier this week, 147 leaders from around the world arrived in Paris for the long-anticipated climate talks, also known as COP21, a series of meetings in which these powerful men and women will discuss carbon emissions, fossil fuels, solar power and some way to actually move forward. The event is nothing short of historic and… Continue reading How Do You Say “Power Lunch” In French?

Food · Restaurants · Wine · Women · Writing

A Baker/Blogger/Butcher-Turned-Author, Plus Cocktail Craziness At NYC’s Betony

Last week, I wrote on Eater Drinks about the cocktail program at Betony, in NYC. It really goes above and beyond most restaurant bar programs, partly because general manager Eamon Rockey devotes so much time and energy to crafting each ingredient in every cocktail — but also because he personalizes every drink, to an incredible extent.… Continue reading A Baker/Blogger/Butcher-Turned-Author, Plus Cocktail Craziness At NYC’s Betony

Brooklyn · Chefs · Food · Restaurants · Writing

Dear Harper’s: I really hate this article, here’s why.

I understand, roughly, what you were going for. Let’s make fun of the rich, and their excesses, hahaha, by sending a writer who has a degree from a top university (specifically, Oxford) to dine at obscenely expensive restaurants and make fun of how ridiuclous they arefor a magazine read mostly by privileged people — because… Continue reading Dear Harper’s: I really hate this article, here’s why.