My First Job: A Turtle-Sized BreakA turtle had washed up on the north shore of Oahu. It wasn’t a story that would make history. In truth, no one would talk about it on the island for more than 5 minutes — but, to me, it was the biggest story in the world.
Mussels, Hard? A Myth Without LegsI have a friend who makes kimchi from scratch, can produce molecular-cuisine-inspired foams and gelées and has even deep-fried an entire Thanksgiving turkey on his petite patio. But steaming a pot of mussels? Now that intimidates him. That cooking mussels is a scary proposition is an all-too-common misconception.
In Williamsburg, Any Excuse to Eat PieWith the ripening of apples, pumpkins and the like, fall is pie-eating season, and should you find yourself in Brooklyn, a pleasant place to eat pie is the Blue Stove bakery, at 415 Graham Avenue, in the expansionary eastern regions of Williamsburg.