Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Food for Thought


Here is the Thursday installment of FOOD FOR THOUGHT— my random collection of mostly food stuff that I discovered or enjoyed this week (including Conor’s use of a piece of paper from my T-Bone Steak Noteblock, see above). Enjoy!

*I’ve been a longtime fan of chef/author/restaurant owner Yvette Van Boven, who writes the original and quirky Home Made Cookbook Series (fun and totally random fact, she is originally from a town in the Netherlands called Haarlem, which is also where my maternal grandfather is from). So I was happy to see her profiled by the photographer Todd Selby (author of the amazing Edible Selby book) on his website. Basically two of the most inspiring people coming together in one place. Dreamy:

Pretty Photos from the world of Yvette Van Boven

*As many of you know, I am OBSESSED with Instagram (hire me Instagram, please!!), so I’m always excited to hear about a new, cool, Insta account to follow…I can’t believe there is one called Ugly Belgium Houses, but there is, and it’s very odd and very funny (maybe more so if you’re family is from Belgium…), but for such a beautiful little country, Belgium really does have some strange looking houses.

*I had lunch at Ma Peche yesterday (steamed pork buns, lamb noodles, miso brussel sprouts…bliss), and on the way out, I made the obligatory stop at the Milk Bar bakery and finally ate one of these supermodel-created healthful cookies (dairy, sugar, and gluten free). I like all those things and I still found them very yummy:

Karlie’s Cookies

*I discovered this coffeetable book at one of my favorite indie bookstores (shout-out to The Bookworm in Bernardsville, NJ) and I have to have it. If you love old houses, dogs, France, or all three, you will lose your mind when you see it:

The French Dog by Rachel Hale

*Since the Super Bowl is only days away (and being held in the Jerz!), of course the interweb has flooded with recipes for game day food. From the avalanche of nachos, sliders, and dips, may I suggest the one delectable chicken wing recipe that has been my go-to for years because it’s so incredibly easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser:

La Brea Tar Pit Chicken Wings

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