I'm Michelle, and you're on Thursday Night Smackdown, the only food blog named "Least Likely To Be Invited Back to the Book Club After That Incident With the Melon Baller." Do you like good food? Then stick around, loosen your belt and make yourself at home.
Irish steel-cut oats The breakfast of champions With maple syrup. Oats from a packet With fake apple-cinammon A food-like product.
Voulez-vouz couche avec moi ce soir? Tonight, from Claudia Roden’s The New Book of Middle Eastern Food: Lamb meatballs with eggplant sauce served over bulgar pilaf with pine nuts. I’m going to admit it right up front: this was not my week to pick the Smackdown battle, and I was not overly psyched about these ...
It’s midnight at the oasis. For Brian’s birthday this year we went to dinner at Perilla, the new-ish restaurant in the West Village opened by Top Chef season 1 winner Harold Dieterle. I could easily wax rhapsodic about the crispy pork belly with pea shoots, trumpets, and banyuls-vanilla gastrique, which I ate entirely with my ...