Friday, August 24, 2012

Etcetera | Friday Fanfare, 2012.08.24

Another round-up here on Four Tines! I hope to get a couple more posts up by the time the weekend is over, so keep your eyes peeled. In the mean time, I'm heading up to Hudson Valley for the weekend and finally checking out one of the restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park -- cannot wait! I'll be sure to report back next week! Until then, happy Friday to you!!

View of the Williamsburg Bridge from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Some noteworthy eats from this week:
  • inaugural three-course Friday Feasts dinner at Bouchon Bakery in Time Warner Center
  • brunch at Friend of a Farmer with Jess (brunch bunch round-up coming in the next few days!)
  • drinks and small plates at El Almacén
  • miso ramen (to die for!) at Jin Ramen
  • iced Earl Grey hazelnut teappuccino at Argo Tea (recently discovered it can be served chilled!)
  • happy hour turned dinner at Mermaid Oyster Bar with Amanda (review in the works!)
  • reunited (and it felt so good!) with Morris Grilled Cheese during its scheduled FiDi lunch stop after six weeks of failed attempts -- finally got my fill of the Delicate grilled cheese (truffle cheese with caramelized shallots)
  • a couple drinks at Dram Bar before heading to Traif (posts to follow next week!)

This week's list of ruminating reads:
  • A lovely piece by Gael Greene of The Insatiable Critic about love and loss.
  • A cute blog I stumbled upon -- Charlotte Druckman's The Skirt Steak Files in preparation for her upcoming book Skirt Steak: Woman Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen.
  • This is the kind of stuff I hope to write one day. Tamar Adler has a beautiful way with prose, and she works her magic again in this piece in The New Yorker on learning how to eat like the late Julia Child.
  • Joy the Baker explores the possibilities on what to do with leftover herbs.
  • A little on the one-ingredient ice cream recipe by Modernist Cuisine's Nathan Myhrvold featured on Food52 this week.
  • Bringing literary dishes to life, quite literally -- bloggers draw inspiration from their favorite books on The Smithsonian's "Food and Think" column this week.
  • Observations about small-plate, tapas-style dining by The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells with a follow-up by Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton ("The Foodist").

In case you missed it:

A round-up of drool-worthy recipes:

On the blotter for upcoming noms:

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