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Food Comas: Top 10 in 2011

Happy New Year from Food Comas! Here is the round up of the top 10 recipes and dining reviews in 2011 based on page views.  Click on the title or image to see each post. Last Year: Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010 TOP 10 RECIPES 1. Baked Peppers Stuffed with Ground Beef, Wild Rice … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Eve

While Jen absconded to her family’s home in sunny California, I decided to host a little holiday dinner for the friends who were still in New York. Most of the dishes had been featured in this blog before, some were new. I baked a cake for the first time in probably a decade. And a … Continue reading

Baked Camembert

It’s almost feels like cheating to put this as a separate recipe, but this little appetizer is such a crowd pleaser that I had to include it. Camembert is a soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow’s milk cheese that originated from Normandy in northern France.  Camembert is very similar to brie, which is also made from cow … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

I found this recipe randomly on epicurious.com when I was searching for hearty appetizers for my Christmas Eve Eve dinner. What appealed to me is the combination of all the ingredients I really love: cauliflower, tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. I made a few changes to the original recipe, which I will note below. Cauliflower … Continue reading

Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël, also known as a Yule Log, is a traditional sponge cake, rolled into a log shape and filled with a cream or similar fillings. It is often decorated with branches, marzipan mushrooms, or other Christmas-themed decorations. I decided to bake a version when I hosted a Christmas Eve Eve dinner. However, I … Continue reading

Cream Cheese Filled Snickerdoodles

What’s better than a warm and chewy snickerdoodle? Answer: Snickerdoodle with gooey cream cheese frosting in inside! These cookies look just like regular snickerdoodles, but come with a yummy surprise in the middle. I found this recipe from Cookies and Cups and I loved the way they turned out. I made these cookies for a Christmas Cookie … Continue reading

Bouley – Lunch, NYC

I love walking into Bouley and being greeted by the aroma emanating from the wall of shelves stacked with fresh apples. That is just a precursor to the greeting from the warm and affable maitre d’ and servers who welcome you inside the gorgeous restaurant. I’ve already written about Bouley after we celebrated Jen’s birthday there … Continue reading

Garlic Parsley Potatoes

This dish is also called our “scrap potatoes” because this was thrown together with a bunch of leftover ingredients from our Thanksgiving Eve dinner.  I used the excess herb butter juices from the Whole Roasted Chicken, extra potatoes from the Purée of Garlic Potatoes, and fresh parsley from the Marinated Mushrooms. Every time I make … Continue reading

Locanda Verde, NYC

Locanda Verde Executive Chef: Andrew Carmellini Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $20-30 mains Address: 377 Greenwich Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-925-3797 Hours: Breakfast: Mon – Fri 8am-11am, Sat-Sun 8am-10am; Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm; Dinner: Mon-Sun 5:30pm-11pm Locanda Verde, our neighborhood Italian inspired taverna sits on a quaint cobblestone Tribeca corner attached to … Continue reading

Barbounia, NYC

Barbounia Executive Chef: Efraim Naon Cuisine: Mediterranean Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Brunch mains under $20, unlimited champagne cocktails extra $15 Address: 250 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10003 Phone: 212-995-0242 Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 4pm; Brunch 10am – 4pm; Dinner: Mon – Wed 5pm – 11pm, Thu  – Sat  5pm – 12am, Sunday 5pm – 10:30pm … Continue reading