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Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Romeo + Juliet

A common dessert in Brazil called "Romeo and Juliet" comprised of goiabada (guava paste) and Minas cheese. The contrast of the sweet guava and the subtle and slightly savory Minas was a winning combination. Easily one of the best dessert finds during my...

MOTOism

MOTOism: Blueberry Mochi

Hi, welcome to my new column, MOTOism. I'll mostly be cooking here, as always, with the occasional restaurant rant, to keep everyone on their toes. It's summer, it's hot, and it's time to make an easy dessert that doesn't boil the kitchen. Over the...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Fresh Strawberry Pavlova

There's just something about growing your own food. In this Brave New World of global import/export where you can basically die from eating the wrong vegetable (big cucumber scandal in Germany with lots of casualties), is a home grown meal the...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can't help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition...

Tea Time at Veniero (NYC)

Veniero is an East Village institution- una pasticceria (pastry shop) that makes the best cheesecake in the city. I say this with certainty. I'm reading that it's been in the same...