Foodie Find: Hog Island Oyster Farm — Tomales Bay, California

Many years ago, in college, I tried eating an oyster for the first time (and it was a gigantic one–in my memory it was at least the size of my palm, if not bigger) at our senior class picnic. Rather than learn to embrace the seafood delicacy, my fear of the slimy bivalve was confirmed, … More Foodie Find: Hog Island Oyster Farm — Tomales Bay, California

Traveling to Chinatown and Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumplings vs. Din Tai Fung

A couple of months ago I was feeling really stir-crazy. Don’t get me wrong; New York is a magical city–there are still times when I walk through Central Park or see the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan skyline spread out across the horizon or catch the orange sunset through tall apartment buildings and I am … More Traveling to Chinatown and Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumplings vs. Din Tai Fung

The Universal Love of Eating, Drinking, and Being Merry Together

It’s been a long while since I posted about food, which is a shame because it means, unfortunately, that I haven’t eaten too much memorable food recently.  But this past Sunday night, I was graciously invited to a dinner party at a friend’s place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and it was a lot of firsts for … More The Universal Love of Eating, Drinking, and Being Merry Together