Food Stuff

Generation Yawn

By May 6, 2013 no comments Permalink

W e were sitting in a booth at a roadside restaurant. We’d driven 10 hours that day, on our way home to New York, through the hills and hollows and flatlands of a bleary winter stretch of the Carolinas into Virginia. The hotel we had checked into was a discount chain off the highway, behind…

A Polish Market With a Roll Call of Kielbasa

By January 13, 2013 30 comments Permalink

Sebastian Lenda carried a rack of smoked kielbasas in the kitchen of Jubilat Provisions in Brooklyn. Credit Brian Harkin for The New York Times   JUBILAT PROVISIONS is just a few blocks south of Park Slope, in an area that is gentrifying rapidly, but the Polish market’s low-slung stretch of Fifth Avenue cornered by expressways…

Our Italian Year – June

By July 23, 2012 13 comments Permalink

Our time in Italy was running out, and there was still so much to do. In June, we hit the road for an extended tour through the regions that shared our part of central Italy. Both Umbria and Le Marche are less-travelled and lesser-known than Tuscany, yet both regions feature similar rolling and lush landscapes…

Live Music, Hot Food, Hot Sauce

By June 28, 2012 no comments Permalink

A tassa drum ensemble performs every Saturday night at Singh’s Roti Shop and Bar in Richmond Hill, Queens. Credit Evan Sung for The New York Times IT’S a warm June night on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, a flat half-mile past the last stop on the A train. Inside what looks like a low,…

Our Italian Year – May

By June 5, 2012 698 comments Permalink

  One of the coolest things about living in Bagno a Ripoli was that while it was merely a few miles from the city proper of Florence, it was also the northern tip of one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, accessed by one of the country’s most glorious routes. The Chiantigiana highway begins in…