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The Restaurant To-Try List: Fall Edition

The latest in the sometime list category in which I post things to remind myself of them rather than gracing the world with yet another rant. With the onset of the new season, food and the new fall menus are being hysterically discussed again in this food-crazed town. Here is where I’d like to eat [...]

Daring Bakers Challenge: Vols-au-Vent

The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan. Well, this is it. My first challenge with the Daring Bakers. The challenge was vols-au-vent, [...]

The USPS Flips Off Workers

All post offices in my neighborhood close at 5PM and are closed Saturdays. Why do they hate us? Why do they hate people who work all day and may need to pick up an envelope after work? WHY, in God’s name?

The Health Care Debate

Not long ago, a friend asked me what I, a health care professional, thought of the raging debate on health care reform. I’ve been silent on it both because I’m so busy that I usually avoid anything having to do with work on my days off and because so much was being said and shouted. [...]

All Hail Asian Markets

I am so obsessed with food that one of my favorite things to do on my days off is discovering new places to shop for it. In this food-crazed town, there are a lot of places to go. Unfortunately, I live in a part of town more crammed with clothes boutiques and art galleries than [...]

The Met’s Rooftop

Bactrian Gold

I don’t often use the word “beautiful”. Overuse of a word ends up draining it of all importance and weight. But “beautiful” is exactly the right word to describe the Afghanistani treasure currently residing in New York’s Met until the end of September. I have been to a lot of museums in a lot of [...]

Someone’s Already Said All the Good Stuff

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