I stayed home sick today. It’s been a rough few days, actually. I probably just have a cold, but it’s the worst cold ever. Cooking and dining out has been kept to a minimum. In fact, I haven’t eaten much more than soup in a while. So here’s a little catch-up. Before I got sick, I finally visited Sweet Revenge in the West Village. I tried stopping by when they first opened, but things kept going wrong. Then I saw them in the critic’s picks in the Time Out New York annual round-up and figured I’d better visit. Yes, these cupcakes are worth the hype. And if taste isn’t good enough to convince you, they’re fun to look at too. Great wines here too, btw.
Just a reminder, this is the bread book I got the bagel recipe from. That post generated a lot of interest (thanks, everyone!), so I figured it deserved a follow-up. I love that old-school cover design.
I did go to the city over the weekend (regretting it now, because standing outside for a few hours might have made sicker) to check out a cool performance art demonstration for North Korean women’s rights in front of that church on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street. If the photo above is a little disturbing, then you’re getting a good sense of what it was like. Fascinating stuff. They’re doing the piece again in NYC, so check out the schedule.
If you’re feeling sick and in the East village, the basic ramen soup at Kambi goes a long way to soothe the soul. I wish I could have another bowl of that right now.
When did Grandaisy Bakery open this location at 250 West Broadway in Tribeca? I know we’re all supposed to be talking about Co., but I stayed a fan of the original Sullivan Street even after Lahey left and it was renamed Grandaisy. If you’ve never tried their potato pizza, you’re really missing out.
Sorry for the rambling post, but what’s up with these frozen herbs, garlic, shallots, etc. in the supermarket? Doesn’t $2.69 for a tiny package of parsley that I could buy for 50 cents at the local bodega seem a little odd? And what about that packaging? It says these come all the way from Italy! This whole concept seems to be the opposite of greening, locavore, etc. Very questionable, in my opinion.