Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Yesterday for the first time, I went to Mission Chinese, a Lower East Side hole-in-the-wall that was recently imported from San Francisco. Although all of the meatiest, spiciest dishes came highly recommended, I opted for the "Egg Egg Noodles." I am a sucker for a soft egg sitting on top of a warm, comforting pile of carbohydrates, and these were exactly that -- a bowl of chewy egg noodles, topped with a lightly-cooked hen egg, little bits of fried ginger and garlic, shreds of country ham, a pinch of chives, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. You mix the egg into the noodles with your chopsticks, and the result is a gingery Chinese carbonara.
Less than twenty-four hours later, breakfast time rolled around, and I found myself craving ham, eggs, and ginger. A rice bowl was born, with salty bits of bacon, crunchy pieces of fried ginger and garlic and an egg, of course.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
It's been a while. I've caught the Instagram bug, and my camera has gotten dusty. But what a Fall.
I've moved into a new apartment with lots of light, and now there's no excuse. I've been baking bread, making bagels, having dinner parties and brunches. I've been collecting small kitchen objects from Housing Works and Pearl River. A Pyrex pie dish exploded in my oven the other night.
The weather in New York is getting chillier. It's almost Halloween.