Monthly Archive for June, 2009

: June, 2009

SUMMER OF SALSA: EPISODE THREE, GUAVA, LIME AND ANCHO CHILES

Maggie chips in with another Summer of Salsa recipe. I guess it doesn’t always work out how you’d like it [see post], but I guess that’s all part of the learning process. Do any of you have any salsa

SLOW ROASTED TOMATOES

ABOVE: Roasted tomatoes and garlic. 6/26/2009 A QUICK UPDATE IN THE “IT’S-STILL-THE-FIRST-WEEK-OF-SUMMER” VEIN: Slow roasted tomatoes. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out [read: even I can

BOCCE NIGHT: BRING ON THE STEAK SANDWICHES

ABOVE: Augustino Scicchitano, left, watches a bocce game while Nick Eisanelli and Dominic Schinella, enjoy steak sandwiches during bocce league night at the Minturnese Social Club. 6/24/2009 After

AN UNI ADDENDUM: MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR

6/24/2009 MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR: 207 2ND AVE, NEW YORK I made my first trip to celebrated chef David Chang’s Momofuku Ssam Bar in the East Village with my friend Ali last night – primarily to experience

SUMMER OF SALSA: EPISODE TWO

ABOVE: Red snapper with roasted jalapeño and citrus salsa. 6/21/2009 Today is the first official day of summer and Magdalene Perez and I are bringing you our second installment of the Summer of Salsa

QUICK MINI CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES

ABOVE: My mini-chocolate soufflé, already slightly deflated just seconds out of the oven. 6/20/2009 If you missed today’s episode of America’s Test Kitchen on PBS and have any interest whatsoever in

SUPER DUPER WEENIE: NOT FOR THOSE ALLERGIC TO AWESOME

ABOVE: A New Englander dog and some of the best fries around, at Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield. 6/18/2009 SUPER DUPER WEENIE: 306 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE, FAIRFIELD It’s pretty clear my New Year’s

BREAKING BURGER NEWS: FIVE GUYS HITS WESTPORT

6/19/2009 EXCITING NEWS FOR BURGER AFICIONADOS: Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the ridiculously awesome Virginia-based chain, is launching a restaurant in Westport. Connecticut has a handful of Five

THE UNI BROTHERHOOD

ABOVE: Live uni at San Diego’s Little Italy Mercado. 6/16/2009 The rugged mountains east of San Diego give way to rolling foothills and finally the jacarandas in their full, violet bloom come into

SUMMER OF SALSA: EPISODE ONE

6/10/2009 A NOTE FROM THE LBC: Staff writer Magdalene Perez checks in with the LBC with this salsa recipe. I’m still on vacation in California, about to head into San Francisco for dinner, but I leave