Archive | June, 2012

Rise of the Supermarket Wedding Cake

21 Jun

Who doesn’t love a supermarket cake? I remember cakes from Pathmark and Costco being a staple at kiddie birthdays, BBQs and graduation parties back in the day. They were never fancy but they were damn tasty. Supermarkets are now training their staffs to learn more intricate techniques in order to compete with über expensive cakes from bakeries. Would you actually get one for your wedding and cut your cake costs by 75%? #recessionspecial

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Best You’ve Ever Had?

21 Jun

According to Amanda Hesser of Food52 there are two kinds of vinaigrette makers…

“Those who add honey, agave or some sort of sweetener to button up the acidity and tone down any strong flavors, and those who embrace the vinegars and uncouth garlic, and let it all hang out. I’m firmly in this latter group. I like a masochistic salad with bitter greens and an assertive dressing. I like to know I’m eating salad, damn it, and that the dressing is my master.”

I like a masochistic salad too.


You’ll need:
1 anchovy
1 small garlic clove
Juice from half of a nice fresh lemon
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup olive oil, something good but not too fancy
Freshly ground black pepper or small pinch piment d’espelette

Get the recipe and instructions from A CUP OF JO.

Above 96th

17 Jun


Although I’ve been living in East Harlem since 2010 I have dabbled but not yet truly explored the restaurant scene. Terrible, I know. Most of my friends live downtown, I work in midtown…excuses excuses.  In an effort to enjoy my barrio even more I’ll be concentrating my foodie energies above 96th. Stay tuned. 

Baked Onion Rings

12 Jun


There’s nothing like a crunchy onion ring. I came across this recipe at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice via Foodily and think that I will try the baking method with a few more seasonings. I will probably add garlic powder and a little smoked paprika to give them a bit more flavor. Get the recipe here.

Foie Gras Banned?

9 Jun

Who cares about Bloomberg threatening to get rid of super sized sodas when foie gras will be banned in Cali?! Californians have until July 1st to get their fill.

Al Jazeera has the scoop.

How to Sext a Foodie

8 Jun

If you were going to sext a foodie, what would you say? Just in case you needed some ideas, I’ve got some for you.

&xxx = Pretzel Sex

DOAPF = Down on all petit fours

IWUBBF = I want you brined, breaded and fried

Food republic has a full list

Beat the Heat with Drunken Watermelon

8 Jun

I have cut fruit and marinated it in alcohol, but never did I have this bright idea…


 Get the recipe here!