How to (Attempt to) Break a 2-Year Writer’s Block: Make a Few Stupid Lists

Blogosphere, I hardly recognize you. So much has happened since we last hung out regularly: The Boston Marathon bombing. A royal baby. James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Maya Angelou,… Continue reading

Some Days Require More Carpe Than Others

Thanks to my friend Gretchen for sharing this – I totally need it today, though if I’d actually made this graphic I probably would’ve used a stronger curse word than “hell,” but I’m… Continue reading

“Girl, I’m Gonna Take You to Lobsterfest”

In the process of updating my bio for PVL, I re-read this story I wrote a while back and remembered that HOLY SHIT, I really have some crazy dating stories. It’s all an… Continue reading

Lavender and White Peach/White Chocolate and Basil, Gelateria del Teatro, Rome

Twice a day, three days in a row. I’m not proud of it (or maybe I am just a little), but that’s how many times I ate gelato at Gelateria del Teatro** when… Continue reading

7 Totally True Food Truths that Made Me Laugh

Happy Friday, everyone. Hope good food is on your weekend agenda!

The DKA, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Manhattan

I’m on a little kouign amann bender right now – a memory bender, that is, since I haven’t had any for a few months. You may recall that I just wrote about the… Continue reading

19 Stupid Things People Say on Vacation That Will Make You Want to Cancel Your Reservation

Oh, the things people say. More specifically, the really asinine things people say when they travel. You gotta represent when you travel, people … but represent WELL. Please. A sample quote to whet… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Levain Bakery, Manhattan

Life is better with chocolate chip cookies in it. Life with Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip cookies in it is like a buttery-chocolate acid trip. (True confession: I really have no idea what an… Continue reading

Wise Words from Julia Child

So true – never trust a non-eater! Happy almost weekend, everyone.

Caramel Beurre Salé Kouignette, Maison George Larnicol, Paris

The day I discovered Maison George Larnicol was kind of like the food equivalent to the dramatic Lloyd Dobler-In Your Eyes-boombox moment in Say Anything. I was walking along the rue de Rivoli,… Continue reading