Sun, May 31, 2009 by
There is so much to talk about it is hardly the time for me to be losing a solid internet connection. But that is the story and purpose of this post. In the next few weeks I will be in Europe, joining Ant on the boat and then doing some work in Denmark and London. I will try and post updates as much as possible but the spotty internet we know the boat has could pose a problem.
On the heels of our second successful ReelTastyBrooklyn and a trip to Yankee Stadium, I have a lot to share with you. By the time I land and get a connection I will have even more. Ant has two new posts to go up that I have not got to yet also. whew!
So please be patient, stay with us and if you are interested in updates, follow that twitter stream on the right side. I am almost positive I will be able to update that as we travel. Thanks for reading and understanding.
Mon, May 25, 2009 by
Last Saturday I competed in the risotto challenge. Me and 14 other contestants went head to head for best dish. The challenge was a lot of fun and it was great to see so many familiar faces but also meet a bunch of new ones…Continue reading...
Sun, May 24, 2009 by
Sun, May 24, 2009 by
This Thursday was a bit of an audible. Jen and Rob came by for the event and they brought some new treats to the party. They also decided we needed to move the party to the kitchen. This resulted in some looks and subsequent nostalgia. We may have to go public with this little ritual. Yeah, I am talking office wide.
There were five new additions to the growing PBJ pantry
1. Skippy creamy (the only one that doesn’t give Rob heartburn)
2. Smuckers Strawberry Preserve
3. Smuckers Red Raspbery Jam
4. Stonewall Kitchen Raspberry Jam
You guys all know I am a purist and Nutella doesn’t fit in. Fluff, walnut butter, etc are all not for the pure PBJ lover. I accepted Nutella’s place on teh table but only had it as a “dessert” sandwich.Continue reading...
Sat, May 23, 2009 by
Maybe the title of this post is a little bold, but I think it is fitting for what I experienced on my last day in Memphis. I decided I was going to lay off the pork and find something new to eat. Part of this decision was based in the fact that most BBQ joints are closed on Sunday. In making that decision I also realized I needed to connect deeper with Memphis’ musical heritage than I had so far. Don’t get me wrong, the bands I heard on Beale St. the last two nights were amazing. I was just yearning for a more historical perspective before I left. The diversity issue I raised in my last two posts on Memphis were still driving on me and I needed to sort that out a bit before I left…Continue reading...
Thu, May 21, 2009 by
There was a group of us going out in Germany wanting to do something that was normal. Living on a ship we never get to go do something normal, like go to a movie. We decided to go bowling in Germany. We had until 10:30 to get back to the ship so we decided to get a bite to eat before bowling. We stopped at a few places and somehow ended up at an Italian restaurant. I was definitely not the decision maker because when in Germany I want beer and bratwurst. I would have been happy with something on the side of the road. No biggy, I’ll be back there again and again…Continue reading...
Wed, May 20, 2009 by
Estonia was the one place on the itinerary that I have never heard of. I had no idea what to expect. It’s a nice little city with a population just over 400K. We went on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the town. We saw a lot of sights and we saw a lot of Hesburger joints. Hesburger is the McDonalds or BK of Estonia. So, I had to make it the one thing I must do before I leave…Continue reading...
Tue, May 19, 2009 by
Starts: 7pm (cocktails and appetizers)
Ends: 11pm (really, when the film is over)
Donation: $40 (make a reservation below)
Movie: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window
Grilled shrimp with chorizo butter
Pastrami-cured salmon crostini
Grilled hanger steak with a malbec wine reduction and horseradish sauce
Orecchiette with carmelized onions. sugar snap peas and ricotta cheese
Jicama cucumber salad
Pavlova with chocolate curd, fresh whipped cream and raspberries
Homemade Marscapone ice cream with fruit
Wine and Beer will be paired with the meal
Reservations are required. Space is limited to 16 people. When booking please make sure to change the quantity field to the number of people in your party. In the note section let us know if there are any food restrictions anyone in your party has. Your movie ticket is your pay pal receipt, when you arrive please just let us know your name so we can keep track of you.
IF IT RAINS: If it rains dinner is still on. Although we will not have the giant outdoor screen, we will move the festivities inside and continue with the feast and the film.
Reel Tasty Brooklyn is an expansion of the dinner’s we hosted on my back deck in Greenpoint last summer. This summer, we are adding a twist to the delicious food and great company. As the name implies, we will be screening a movie during the meal. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time pre-entree to mingle, catchup and meet some new friends. Once the sun goes down we will role the film in all its two story high glory. This is an experiment, so we are not sure how much silence or chatting will go on. That’s for you to decide.
As for the cooking, I have some help this year. My friend Aimee has jumped at the chance to cook for all of you and has not wasted anytime creating some delicious menu items. Aimee’s passion for food goes way back. You can check out her culinary exploits here. She has already taught me a thing or two about how to spice up a recipe and tone down a dessert. Trust me you are going to love Aimee and her cooking as much as I do. We hope you will come out and enjoy yourselves with us this summer. See you on the deck.
You can check out pics from our last dinner here.
If you can’t make this dinner but want us to send you an invite to the next one send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on out special list.Continue reading...
Mon, May 18, 2009 by
I was a little hungry and new, form the last time I was in Germany, I had to eat a currywurst . I stopped off at a little stand on the street and I’ve got to say this thing was more than a snack. It was about 10inches long and had some girth. (Ok, Minds out of the gutter and back to the food). They chopped it up and put this goo on it. It looked like molasses. Then they sprinkled curry all over it. It was so good to bring back the memories from 2006…Continue reading...
Sun, May 17, 2009 by
Yes. I ate a lot of pork again. The above video gives you the hour by hour. Below are the pics and expanded dialogue on the day.
My previous BBQ adventures woke me up with a need for more smoked pork. I started the day easy with a coffee and a walk down main street to watch the trolleys and the early morning stirring. I had planned on visiting Rendezvous BBQ for breakfast around 11am (when they open). I stopped back at my hotel, post walk, to shower up before hitting the ‘que. Coincidentally, Rendezvous, could be seen from my hotel window…Continue reading...