Provisions

Fall vegetarian ziti: recipe!

Even though New York City is the land of Seamless delivery and unlimited restaurant options, I still prefer to cook the majority of my meals at home. It’s partly to save money and partly to be healthier, but I think it’s mostly because I grew up in a house where eating out was reserved for […]

November 11, 2014 Continue reading…

Sampling EatWith: a local dinner with a killer view!

My most memorable meals around the world have rarely been in a restaurant. Instead, I reminisce about sitting down on the ground with a Jordanian family for hummus and upside-down chicken, a picnic of champagne and cheese on the banks of the Seine, an Australian friend making me “kanga-bangas” (kangaroo sausage!) on my very first […]

May 21, 2014 Continue reading…

The best coffee in Brooklyn

It’s no secret that my time in Melbourne turned me into a coffee snob. It’s made me unable to enjoy a Starbuck’s latte (there’s so much milk! And no beautiful design on top!) and completely distrusting of the standard drip coffee. While I still drink one mug of drip coffee every morning at work (mostly […]

November 15, 2013 Continue reading…

Chinatown and Little Italy with Ahoy! New York Food Tours

It’s no secret that I love to eat–and noodles, whether Chinese or Italian, are probably one of my favorite meals. So I was stoked to take a NYC food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting. The owner Alana Hoye is a fellow Francophile and an absolute legend when it comes […]

October 19, 2012 Continue reading…

Learning how to cook Vietnamese food in Hoi An

In my opinion, the best thing you can do in Vietnam is eat: I could live forever on prawn spring rolls, steaming bowls of pho and fresh-cut mango dipped in chili salt. After an awesome cooking class in Indonesia and learning how to make papaya salad on the street in Thailand, I was eager to find […]

May 7, 2012 Continue reading…

Learning how to cook Thai: in the classroom and on the street

This is the story of two Thai cooking classes: one planned for and paid for and expertly executed, and other, an organic connection that sprung up on the street in Chiang Mai. At Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, we learned about the idiosycrancies of common Thai ingredients in a serene suburban kitchen. After watching a […]

March 14, 2012 Continue reading…

Vegemite: less is more, but a bit is delicious

When it comes to Vegemite, less is more. Seriously. Too many non-Australians come down under, smear a heap of Vegemite on toast like it’s sugary sweet Nutella, and then wrinkle up their nose in disgust and spit out a spoonful of perfectly good Vegemite. As an American who loves Vegemite—yes, you read that correctly—I can […]

January 8, 2012 Continue reading…