Korean Christmas Cakes 2010

Korean Christmas Cakes 2010

Okay, we get it. It’s winter. Can we have the sun and warm weather back please? We’ve just had the coldest December day in thirty years. A perfect day to go out and take pictures of Christmas cakes. As snarky as I may get about some of the cakes, I admire...

German Christmas Market

One thing I miss about Germany is Christmas, and I was too young and stupid when I lived there to appreciate it. A Weinachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) is full of the smells, sights and sounds that are the origins of worldwide Christmas traditions. Today (Friday) until...

French Christmas Market

In America, it’s Santa waving at the end of the Macy’s Thankgiving Parade. In Seoul, the Christmas season starts with the French Market, or Marché de Noël. Well, at least for me it does. Last year was so much fun, and the year’s first snow arrived...

Food Celebs in Town

Dorothy Hamilton, founder of the French Culinary Institute, (and whom, I’ve heard, helped turn a young Bobby Flay from a juvenile delinquent into an Iron Chef) was the guest of honor at Suji’s rooftop tonight. We all had a great time. I got to get some...

Asian Feastival in Queens

I am happy to report how things went for me and my sister at the Asian Feastival yesterday – Monday, September 6th. About 20 Asian restaurants in Queens prepared 2-3 kinds of tasting samples, as diverse as yak dumplings and Burmese tea leaf salad yet as familiar...
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