Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pumpkin Arepas

Pumpkin Arepas

Poor Mark Bittman received a lashing from a number of outspoken readers when he took on the humble arepa last month, and apparently slaughtered it. So I was thrilled when my friend Jessica brought pumpkin arepas to my dinner party last Saturday. Having received guidance from her Colombian boyfriend, she understood the important distinction Mr. […]

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Pumpkin Infused Vodka

Pumpkin Infused Vodka

On Saturday night I hosted the first in a series of themed dinner parties in which guests prepare dishes that are unified by a single ingredient. October was easy – pumpkin. I decked the house out in a tamer iteration of the ramshackle Grey Gardens interior, screened Burnt Offerings and The Exorcist silently on the […]

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Cookbook Swap and Homage to Gourmet

Book Swap at 18 Reasons

This week I began volunteering with 18 Reasons, a first-of-its-kind community center dedicated to food and food culture. Really, there is no better fit for me and volunteerism than this place. And what a lovely way to begin. The tiny space hosted a cookbook swap that was impressively flush with books that would make any […]

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Smoked Salmon

This fellow Jasper was invited by a bunch of uncles to go on a fly fishing trip in Alaska. First there was the conventional flight to Anchorage, then a puddle jumper to some remote island tucked into Alaska’s impressive archipelago, and from there a journey deep into the Alaskan bush that isn’t accessible by vehicle. […]

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Green Eggs and Ham

Pie Ranch Eggs

My roommate came home with these beautiful eggs from a recent visit to Pie Ranch, one of the farms that supplies the awesome Mission Pie with produce for their fantastic pies.

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