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MOTOism

MOTOism: Ghetto Gourmet: Ramen della Carbonara

Ramen culture has finally reached America. In New York, when it rains, it rains cats and dogs. There are so many new places opening up and I already lost count. Tonkotsu, shoyu, miso, there is so much variety. Plus, American-owned ramen places serve innovative dishes...

Japanify

Great UM Noodletown: Karasumi Pasta

Karasumi (or bottarga) is salted and dried mullet roe. It comes in two sacks and are hard, like a candy bar. Its deep, oceany, salty flavor is reminiscent of caviar. But the texture is not like caviar, because it's a dense mass of eggs dried...

ReCPY

ReCPY: Kabocha Gnocchi

I've tried making gnocchi in the past, but the whole thing dissolved while boiling, so it was a complete failure. Since then, I haven't even thought about making it again. A few weeks ago, I pondered what I would make for a small gathering. I...

NYE 2009: Flour + Water (SF)

Rang in the new year (well, almost) at the mucho-hyped, impossible-to-get-a-reservation, must-wait-over-an-hour-for-a-table Italian spot/pizzeria Flour + Water, in the Mission district, SF. Four-course prix-fixe menu, A...

Babble about Babbo (NYC)

Babbo lives on Waverly Place, nestled unassuminly in the West Village, tasteful in terms of blending in with the rest of the street. It's funny how I...

Incanto: Leg of a BEAST! (SF)

My buddy Tom and I had been talking about going to the infamous Leg of a Beast at Incanto for a very long time. One lazy afternoon while bbqing outside we decided to call and make the reservation. Incanto's...

Becco (Melbourne)

I was recently in Australia and had the pleasure of shooting at Becco, a classy Italian restaurant in downtown Melbourne. They say their menu is designed to recreate the old...

Veniero Shut Down By DOH

Eater reports the shutting down of the old school, million-year old East Village Italian sweet shop institution. Stay strong Venny! Don't let them get you down! Just put out some...

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...

A Night Out at Babbo, Pt. II

Preface: A Night Out at BabboCalifornia Soul: Osteria Mozza (LA)To celebrate Christi's bday the other night, we went to Babbo. I would be too embarrassed to blog this--regularly patronizing...

A Night Out at Babbo

This post is dedicated to my lady Christi.So this post defies my rule of "not writing about a restaurant unless I've been to it at least twice" (traveling not included), but this reservation was too hard to get, and this place being so acclaimed and all, I figure...

The Manifold Path to Lasagne Enlightenment

It all started with this recipe in 101cookbooks, which I love, but whose hype I had never succumbed to until one day last weekend, when I decided to make Aya a bon voyage lasagne (my girl loves her some lasagne) before her trip to Wiener-ville.It's...