5 Seasonal Veggies You Gotta Try This Thanksgiving

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I recently wrote a post on Brooklyn Based about Where To Get Your Gobble Gobble, a round-up of sustainably-minded turkey farms and purveyors in the region that are now offering their best for the big, birdy holiday. But as I was walking through the Greenmarket today, I thought, these vegetables are pretty fascinating, too — and I’m never short of finding a new one with each stroll. So, since we all know the most exciting part of the Thanksgiving meal … Read More

Let’s Get UnFancy this Sunday

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What would the beginning of another sweaty summer in Brooklyn be without the UnFancy Food Show? It seems this event traditionally falls on a heatwave. Two years ago, it poured, but it was still stinking hot. Last year, the sun shone at full blast and the red tents over everyone’s head (in case of rain, like the previous year) made everyone look orange. This year, it’s actually going to be inside, in the air conditioned comforts of the Bell House. … Read More

Compete with Crostini at my Book Launch Party! (and everyone wins books)

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Guys, I’m almost due. On February 18th, this blog will give birth to numerous identical hardcover books, each named The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove. Published by Gotham/Penguin, it’s my first book, a memoir of the two years I spent eating in, solely, all the while trying to keep a somewhat normal life, a paying, nine-to-five job, a boyfriend, social engagements, etc. It didn’t turn out being so normal in the … Read More

Table Talk

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Since I’m a little behind on my recipe-writing and photo uploading for this week’s eaten-in pleasures, I thought I’d direct you to something I did manage to accomplish: this Brooklyn Based piece on where to find the most clever, crafty, kitschy and most importantly, NOT disposable dinnerware that you can be proud to serve with at your next party.