Images (not) from New York, one evening in Los Angeles edition.

Contrary to Cher’s dad’s assertion in Clueless, I’m pretty sure nothing in LA takes twenty minutes to get to, but then again that movie came out over 25 years ago so things can totally change (and an oblivious, wealthy person can still get anywhere they need to go in 20 minutes regardless of the actual…

José Andrés’s Catalan sausages with pressure cooker beans.

If you travel out of New York City on Amtrak these days, you’re likely to end up in the Moynihan Train Hall part of Penn Station. Taking over what was the Farley Post Office Building, it’s a beautiful, soaring structure meant to be reminiscent of the old Penn Station that was knocked down in favor…

Images (not) from New York, Long Beach CA edition.

Another week, another trade show for Michael, and the opportunity to explore another new-to-me city came up at the end of May, this time taking us back to California but to a different part of that massive state. There are YouTubers who I follow who like to snark on the fact that Michael Eisner went…

Crêpes with pickled ramp crème fraîche and scallions.

In Tom Colicchio’s cookbook Think Like a Chef, in his recipe for pickled ramps he suggests that you can make a really good sauce for fish by spooning a few teaspoons of the ramp pickling liquid into creme fraiche. I thought about this recently after I made my most recent batch of pickled ramps, and…

Images from New York, springtime visit edition.

Anytime I have an opportunity to go to New York I usually jump on it, and when I realized that our most recent trip would coincide with ramp season and I could get some for myself at the Union Square Greenmarket? To say I was buzzing with excitement would be a complete understatement.  We started…