Have a fabulous weekend, and stay warm! :D
Variety of macarons from Bisous Ciao in the West Village.
This week's noteworthy eats:
- brunch with my grandparents, featuring homemade pancakes with sugar-cured bacon (both using recipes from Clinton Street Baking Co. Cookbook) and hashbrowns
- all vegetable, three-course dinner at Dirt Candy
- lunch with Alice from Kortako: tacos filled with chuck rib, iceberg lettuce, tomato salsa, sesame ginger coleslaw, and bulgogi mayo
- self-made uni and ikura donburi, courtesy of Katagiri Market
Some ruminating reads:
- It's that time of year again -- The New York Times magazine's "Food & Drink" issue is out this Sunday. Don't forget to pick up your copy!
- The history of the traditional bouillabaisse, i.e., the French fish stew, is shared by NPR.
- The Wall Street Journal on Nutella.
- Laura Letinskys approach to food photography -- using leftovers instead of striving for perfection.
- Dinner: A Love Story shares why she wants to marry marinating.
- The New York Times magazine notes Brooklyn's trailblazing female bartenders.
- Melissa Clark shows how renaming a dish can turn any kitchen disaster (i.e., a dish gone awry) into a smashing success.
- From Away on how to roast a chicken.
- Loving these awesome scotch glasses with popular U.S. cities' maps etched onto them.
- Travel + Leisure rounds up the best seafood restaurants in America.
- Huffington Post and its best of #literaryrestaurants on Twitter.
- Too busy to peel garlic? Try this twenty-second microwave trick from NPR.
A roundup of drool-worthy recipes:
- butternut squash ravioli with caramelized onions from Reclaiming Provincial
- tomato and egg over rice from Eat to Blog
- sous vide egg with sunchoke veloute, crispy prosciutto, and hazelnuts
- homemade chicken noodle soup from Smitten Kitchen
- pork chops with apples and cider from The New York Times "City Kitchen" column
- pork loin with figs and port sauce from Martha Stewart Everyday Food (with Sarah Carey)
On the blotter for upcoming noms:
- Adam Platt's review on Blanca, Roberta's "new tasting room" has me even more curious. Will I ever make it here? Only time will tell...
- Mast Brothers Chocolate of Brooklyn expands to South Street Seaport.
- This icebox cake from Lark Cake Shop in Los Angeles looks awesome.
- Wafels + Dinges opening up a brick-and-mortar in Alphabet City!
- Smorgasburg is coming to Manhattan and doing a series of pop-ups on Saturdays beginning this weekend at Whole Foods Bowery.
- Grub Street Food Festival vendor list for 2012 was announced!
- Tiny Urban Kitchen's photographs in her review of Uni Sashimi Bar in Boston look fantastic!
- Cider Revival