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Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010

It’s only been a few months since starting our first ever blog, Food Comas, and the cooking and dining and blogging shenanigans Priscilla, Natalya, and I have gotten into have been quite entertaining thus far!  Thanks for everyone’s support in reading our blog and expect more delicious gastronomic adventures in 2011! Just wanted to round … Continue reading

Beast and the Hare, CA

Beast and the Hare Executive Chef: Ian Marks Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Mission District Price: $50 pp including drinks/tax/tip Dinner served Wednesday to Monday 6-10pm, Late Night Happy Hour to come 10pm-1am Phone: 415-821-1001 Address: 1001 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 After my flight had been canceled several times due to the blizzards in … Continue reading

Roasted Squash Seeds

Next time you carve a pumpkin, or say… maybe make a Creamy Kabocha Squash Risotto or Butternut Squash Soup… save the seeds for roasting!  They make a lovely quick and flavorful snack that you can eat by itself or use as a salad or soup topping. Roasted Squash Seeds Ingredients: 1 C raw squash seeds … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

The first time I attempted to cook with butternut squash, I ended up buying a Kabocha squash aka Japanese pumpkin instead to make my Creamy Kabocha Squash Risotto.  The squash table always confuses me at the grocery store… but recently I was finally able to correctly identify a butternut squash and decided to tackle making … Continue reading

Beretta, CA

Beretta Cuisine: Italian, Pizza Neighborhood: Mission District Price: $25-30 per person, excluding drinks Phone: 415-695-1199 Address: 1199 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110 I had just flown into California from New York to  spend Christmas weekend at home, and I was excited for friends, family, and warm(er) weather.  Furthermore, I was extremely eager to eat … Continue reading

Chicken and Artichoke Fricassée with Mushrooms

After a weekend of bar food and stadium fare, I wanted to make something healthier and more homey. And I wanted leftovers for lunch. I started perusing recipes on epicurious, and stumbled upon this one, which originated from a 2007 issue of Bon Appétit and appealed to me.  The original recipe calls for morels, which … Continue reading

White Boiled Shrimp 白灼虾 and Chinese Broccoli 芥蘭

白灼虾 pronounced bok chur ha which literally translates to “white boiled shrimp”, is a popular Cantonese dish that is very quick to prepare.  When served in upscale restaurants, typically they will use very large coral shrimp (very $$$) that they boil live so it is the freshest possible and at the peak of its natural … Continue reading

Ivo & Lulu, NYC

Ivo & Lulu Cuisine: French-Caribbean Neighborhood: SoHo Price: $40 for food, wine is BYOB Attire: Casual Phone: (212) 226-4399 Address: 558 Broome St # D, NYC 10013 I actually discovered Ivo & Lulu for the first time when my friend had a birthday celebration there three years ago. It is a cute BYO French Bistro, … Continue reading

Egg Salad BLT

Everyone has their own hangover cure — and usually, eggs are the popular choice.  Apparently, there is a scientific reason behind this: egg yolks contain a large amount of cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde, one of the culprits behind a hangover.  But enough of a nerdy babble talk, eggs are awesome.  However, fried eggs tend … Continue reading

Eleven Madison Park, NYC

Eleven Madison Park Chef: Daniel Humm Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Flatiron Price: Lunch- Three courses for $56, Four Courses for $74. Dinner- Four Courses for $125, Tasting Menu for $195. Wine list prices vary. Phone: 212-889-0905 Address: 11 Madison Ave., NYC 10010 It is difficult to find an elegant après-work restaurant in New York City’s … Continue reading