Archive | September, 2010

Something I Ate: Fast Avocado Soup

The utilitarian Haas avocado is frequently on sale in these parts, and while I often simply cut slices into a salad or mash one to make guacamole, Mark Bittman’s recipe for “Fast Avocado Soup” recently caught my eye.
This is simple soup. Take a few…

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Sexy Feast: Le Gourmand the Perfect Sexual Antidote to the Tea Party

I’m sitting in Le Gourmand, staring at a “simple” menu of five starters and five entrees, trying to figure out what to eat.
I flip the menu over, and above a half-page list of local ingredient sources, there’s a quote from Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin about…

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Something I Ate: “Girl Noodles”

Okay, time to close out this inadvertent “noodle trilogy” with a confession of sorts: I did not prepare the yakisoba or the hiyashi udon discussed the past two weeks. And I certainly wouldn’t want to claim preparation of the “girl noodles” in this week’s “Something…

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Sexy Feast: Lubing Up at Blackboard Bistro

If you’ve been reading Sexy Feast since the column started a month ago, you know that I see sex and food as very much connected. Both bring great pleasure–good at the most basic level, great if you’re willing to invest more.
And you know I…

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Something I Ate: Yakisoba

If pre-Labor Day is serious summer and the season for cold noodles, then post-Labor Day is faux fall—and a perfect time for hot noodles.
Few noodle dishes are better than yakisoba, which literally means “fried noodles.” It’s a Japanese dish derived from China and made…

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Sexy Feast: Hooking Up with Submissive Shishamo at Kaname

Shishamo. What is it about her that makes me crave her so? Sometimes I travel far to partake in her pleasures, most notably in Japan. October’s the time to go, when her belly is bursting with eggs, her fertility calling like a siren’s song.
But…

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Something I Ate: Hiyashi Udon with a Special Egg

Just as ma po dou fu is a favorite emergency dinner option in my home (even if there’s no ground pork in the fridge, there tends to be tofu in there, and there’s always frozen pork in the freezer), udon is ubiquitous for lunch when…

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Sexy Feast: The Changing Taste of a Tai Ho Dish

Go to Tai Ho (despite repeated recommendations, it took me 11 years), and if you’re observant, you’ll notice two different-colored take-out menus at the front counter. If you’re staying, that’s your clue to ask your server for both menus, as they’ll otherwise just give you…

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