Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

I know Thanksgiving has past, but I’m not entirely through with being thankful. I’m thankful for many wonderful supportive emails and comments from people who read Daily Eats. I’m very grateful for the fabulous food bloggers, who take the time to post about their love for food. The past couple of years for me have been very stressful, but I … Read More

You Are What You Eat

In the long-running sitcom “Cheers,” the barfly/know-it-all Cliff Clavin was famous for once having spotted a potato chip that bore an uncanny resemblance to Richard Nixon. (Observed the less-than-impressed Carla: “Show me one that doesn’t.”) Finding anthropomorphic qualities in food is the big idea behind MoFA, The Museum of Food Anomalies, an online collection of edible oddities. Scary faces and … Read More

Last Call

Eggs, bacon, fried green tomatoes, pineapple with mayonnaise, white bread, a banana, and a medium-sized V-8 juice probably wouldn’t strike most people as a dream dinner. But if you’re a death row inmate and looking to your last meal, it just might be. At least that was on the menu for Alabama’s James Hubbard just prior to his execution in … Read More

If you love Houstons …

Go to the original, instead of another one of it’s knockoffs, like the new White Chocolate Grill. I was sadly dragged there for my birthday – as I already had read a bad review and letters supporting the review – and it comes down to this: I give them a year. Why? Too sparse a restaurant. The tables are set … Read More

Bay Ridge, NY: Hungry Girl’s Winter Soup

It’s officially Winter in New York. Cold crisp air, so cold you can see your breath. I usually get hungry for Winter Soup. It’s so easy to make. Hungry Girl’s Special Winter Soup(makes 6 servings)2 potatoes thin sliced2 carrots thin sliced1 large onion thin sliced1 small turnip thin sliced1 anise stalk chopped5 garlic coves chopped1/2 of cup of fresh chopped … Read More

Wild Salmon Curry

Being an experimental cook in the kitchen (translation: I don’t read recipes very well so as long as I don’t try to follow them, I can’t mess up too badly), I put together this recipe for wild salmon curry from scratch. The recipe came out of a need to find something totally different to do with some of the 25 … Read More

NYC: Lupe’s East LA Kitchen – horrible service

You probably didn’t know that I have a day job. I’ve been working on an exciting project…but it’s been 24/7 for the past 6 weeks. I do have lots of food stories to talk about!Here’s a quickie: the service at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen was terrible. We started with this wonderful wait person and ended up with the wicked witch … Read More