I’d like to introduce your next love interest, Pok Pok Som, a drinking vinegar from Portland, Oregon. We first met in Brooklyn in 2013, where I’d frequent Pok Pok NY, one of Andy Ricker’s Thai restaurants, like a good Australian.
After a year of avoiding the supermarket loaf (and refusing to scrounge together precious rent pennies for an artisanal one), I was delighted to learn to make bread myself, taught by my own resourceful sister Sam Seljak, who specialises in sourdough.
New York is called the Big Apple for a good reason – the apple is the only local fruit available at the farmers’ market for about four months. As Summer Solstice approaches we reflect on the bounty of Spring and how happy we are to be far out of the incredibly long Winter New York experienced.
With the return of my winter coats, opaque stockings and woolen socks, my craving returns for hot, home cooked, comfort food. And there’s no food in the world that satisfies the ‘wanting to eat a cuddle’ craving more than Poutine.
Whenever we think of what not to eat when pregnant, a few things instantly spring to mind… no alcohol, no smoking, no raw fish, shrimp, no eggs.
The West Coast is New York’s bizarro world. My recent visit to California saw curious creatures and strange habits so wonderful that left me questioning which reality I preferred.
“Some people live to eat, I live to eat pizza” – Pauli Gee
In celebration of American Independence Day, Guest Blogger Karina brings us a review about an American icon, the pizza.
From paintings of cafeteria food to sushi painted with images of naked ladies, paper swiss cheese and prosciutto sandwiches to giant silver sausages, Guest Blogger Karina gives us a tour of the food features at two of the world’s leading modern art fairs…
If ‘chocolate factory’ conjures up images of Wonka’s waterfall then you aren’t far off the truth – the pouring and whirling of chocolate is a key part of the process. I discovered this recently, when I was lucky to visit the Mast Brothers testing room and factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.