Archive | February, 2013

Oscar Party Bites and Booze

20 Feb

Sugar Rush For the past few years on Oscar night, I’ve gone to a party at my friend Nadia’s house. She’s a film producer, and to me one of her greatest achievements has been providing her own futon for the […]

Decoration Sushi

15 Feb

My intern Ayako Oi and I made decoration sushi this week: super-cute flowers, snowmen and hearts (well our hearts actually looked a little like bottoms, but still cute).

Chirashi (Scattered) Sushi

15 Feb

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to have an intern helping with the Reader’s Digest food section. Her name is Ayako Oi, and she’s from Tokyo. Ayako loves bringing me crazy Japanese snacks to try (you can get everything from squid […]

Midnight Maids’ Bread

4 Feb

A Mediterranean loaf, inspired by a midnight feast scene in Nightwood Theatre’s production of The Penelopiad, starring Megan Follows.

Feeding Megan Follows

4 Feb

I went to the opening night of Nightwood Theatre’s production of The Penelopiad in January. It’s their second run–last year’s run sold out. The play, scripted by Margaret Atwood and based on her witty and troubling novella of the same […]

Tablet for Two

1 Feb

To me, V-Day is the worst time to hit a restaurant–you get squished in with other couples; the kitchen and front of house staff are overwhelmed; and if you need to factor in babysitting costs or draw straws over who’s […]