Ah, summers in New York! Makes me think of sticky nights (hugging a fan by an open window), the squeal of neighbors splashing in open fire hydrants, and the pervasive ditty of the ice cream truck. Yes, summer in New York makes me think of the ice cream truck, and with good reason — they are everywhere. Whether it’s the quintessential truck of our childhoods, … Continue reading cassata.
The holidays are many things, some wonderful, some less so. But always, as another year draws to an end, I find they are a moment of reflection. Much has happened in the ¡dpm! household this year. Happy things — we got married! — and sadder ones — I lost my last living grandparent, my abuelita. I learned a great many things from my abuelita, and … Continue reading turrón de quaker.
We spotted a new market in our own neighborhood the other day, on our way to get coffee beans at Gimme!, and just had to stop in. It’s a lovely addition to the neighborhood — a spectacular cheese case, and all the pickles and chocolate and jams you could want (plus sandwiches, yum.) You can read all about it over on Serious Eats. Continue reading campbell cheese & grocery.
It’s time for another color dinner, the penultimate in our year-long experiment in seasonal cooking! Not much grows in February in New York, so it’s a good time to pull out a color that makes for hearty winter meals without much use of produce: brown! Not the most beautiful of colors, but certainly one of the most delicious: chocolate and coffee and dark ales, earthy … Continue reading brown.