Archive for December, 2007


Happy Holidays!

December 31, 2007


Sorry for the lack of posts this week—I’ve been very busy eating, sitting on my bum, and watching movies. Thus, no time for blogging. But I’ll be back in ’08 with lots of fun firsts—my first meal at Momofuku, my first time at the James Beard House, and my first adventure in cooking a rack of lamb (with mustard sauce, yums!). Get ready. And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The Gingerbread Man Alludes Me… Blast!

December 21, 2007


I desperately wanted to make these cookies for my bosses—and I was going to personalize them and write things like, “Don’t let Molly lick me” (Molly’s a dog, who I love). But I couldn’t find a Gingerbread Man cookie cutter ANYWHERE in NYC. I tried all the regular venues: supermarket, Duane Reade, Whole Foods. And then I even tried Sur La Table. But nothing! This entire city is sold-out of gingerbread men AND red sprinkles. Why?!?! I will get you next year, Gingerbread Man!

I ended up making simple, circle gingerbread and sugar cookies, and then I just used a bottle of Wilton icing (in what looks like a glue bottle) to write their names and make cute designs. They still tasted good, at least.


Yay, Pretty Plates!

December 20, 2007


So, I have the best bosses in the world. No, really. I do. I’m not just sucking up because one of them reads this blog. But they are nice, and funny, and actually care about my career and well-being… what more can you ask for? Well.. AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFTS! They just gave me mine, and it’s these beautiful Boho dessert plates from Rosanna that I blogged about a while ago. They’re so lovely—and perfect for serving all of Jo the MasterBaker‘s creations (and occasionally a cookie or two of my own). Thank you!!!


Avenue B Restaurants

December 17, 2007


The New York Times just did an article with a round-up of restaurants on Avenue B, titled East Village Eden. They claim that “Avenue B in the East Village has developed a thriving restaurant scene…” Well, duh! The best part—all the restaurants have only one or two $ signs. Gotta love good, cheap food!

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Chipotle Drops the L-Bomb

December 14, 2007


As I’ve mentioned before, I work in the foodie-wasteland of Midtown East. Therefore, I frequent Chipotle… frequently. And today I learned that they love me back. When I ordered my lunch online (if you haven’t done this, you must! It totally avoids the ridiculously long line), my confirmation email said:


Thank you for placing an order with Chipotle!… blah blah blah



Umm… who is Joe? And why does he love me?

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Lunching for a Cause

December 14, 2007


“Food Porn.” Love it! Check out this lunchbox that was designed by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio for the 2007 Lunchbox Auction. You can get it for a measly $110… but that’s just the starting bid. Good news is that it’s actually for a really great cause. The money will go to two hunger-relief organizations: Food Bank for New York and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa. Mr. Colicchio’s rather talented, dontcha think?


Tea Cup Roulette

December 13, 2007



This tea cup is super fun—even though I realize it’d be annoying/impossible to keep putting the cup down at the exact right spot to match the date. (via SwissMiss) Still, I like the idea. Click here to check out a few more cool tea cups that were designed for the The Creation Gallery in Ginza. I like this “T” cup too, below. Go ahead J… name all the fonts!