Thursday, March 31st, 2011
In metulis: liquamen porrum concisum cuminum passum satureiam uinum; mixtum facies aquatius et ibi mitulos quoques. – Apicius, De Re Coquinaria IX.ix Translation: For mussels: fish sauce, chopped leek, cumin, raisin wine, savory, wine; add water to the mixture and cook the mussels in it.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
In ovis hapalis: piper, ligusticum, nucleos infusos. suffundes mel, acetum, liquamine temperabis. – Apicius, De Re Coquinaria VII.xvii.3 In English: “For soft-boiled eggs: pepper, lovage, soaked nuts. Pour on honey, vinegar, mix in fish sauce.”
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
March contains one of the most famous ill-fated days of the year: the Ides. Before 44 B.C., the Ides was actually a festival day. For this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 (highlighting 24 unique meals occurring worldwide in 24 hours) my friends and I went back in time and sat down to enjoy an ancient Roman-inspired meal […]
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
It’s been a crazy-busy week. So, though it’s not over, I’m taking a moment and pouring myself a dirty pickle martini.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
This post is for charity – times two! First, I’m thrilled to be working with Lillian from Sweets by Sillianah and Sarah from Fritos and Foie Gras – and a host of other generous-spirited NYC blogger-baker-volunteers – to put together an April 2nd inter-city Bake Sale for Japan. Proceeds from this effort, conceived by Samin […]
Friday, March 18th, 2011
Well, now that we’re done with all the corned beef and Guinness we can move in to important things: hamantaschen, for Purim this weekend!
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
We’ve had lox and pastrami the last couple of days, on bagels and rye. Neither of these sandwiches would be anything, though, without cream cheese or mustard.