Sea Lions, Iguanas and Blue-Footed Boobies, Oh My!

Just returned from the Galapagos–what a trip! no, it was not just a trip–it was an adventure, a discovery, a revelation. The animals are not afraid of you–you probably look like another Giant Tortoise to them. They don’t move away but you’re not permitted to touch them.  In the ocean 600 miles away from Ecuador,…

In Search of the Real Popover–Is Local the Place? and What About Francois Payard Bakery?

With the demise of the Upper West Side’s beloved Popover Cafe, we have been searching for a replacement for the giant crispy hot fresh popovers that came from the kitchen all day long. PS—we haven’t found one yet, but yesterday we embarked on phase one of our search–Local in the Village. We turned off Varick…

Never Fail Pot Roast, Brisket or Stew for the Lazy Cook Using Chewy Low-Fat Grass-Fed Beef

So, I’ve worked this out so it’s pretty fail-safe and I thought maybe I should share it. Trust me, this is really easy and the recipe works for any of the above and possibly other cuts of meat that I haven’t tried yet. I’ve experimented to make the grass-fed beef that I buy taste better.…

Spring Natural Kitchen–A Haven for the Political Eater

Political eaters are those who will or won’t eat foods because of various considerations which may or may not seem crazy to other people. I can live with this, especially as there seem to be more and more restaurants that cater to us. (Source: coffeeandchampagne.com) Spring Natural Kitchen, a long-delayed offshoot of Soho favorite Spring…