National Clam Chowder Day

Creamy Clam Chowder with Corn and Bacon

One surprise when we started thinking about this blog was discovering how many, many special days are dedicated to food on the American calendar. Whether grilled cheese or oysters is your jam, rest assured there’s a “National Day” devoted to your favorite treat. Did you miss National Margarita Day? Make a calendar note for next year. We could fill… Continue reading Creamy Clam Chowder with Corn and Bacon

Chinese New Year

Pork Pot-Stickers and Shrimp & Cilantro Dumplings

Does anyone need an excuse to eat dumplings, ever? We will happily travel some distance for an excellent dumpling, whether to the incredible xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, at The Bao on St. Mark’s Place or to one of the dim sum palaces in Sunset Park. But if you don’t want to schlep yourself… Continue reading Pork Pot-Stickers and Shrimp & Cilantro Dumplings

La Chandeleur

Sweet and Savory Crèpes

One of the pleasures of writing and cooking for this blog has been discovering the common threads between familiar holidays and those we’d never heard of before. Our next culinary celebration is a perfect example: La Chandeleur, or Pancake Day, in France. La Fȇte de la Chandeleur is another post-Christmas holiday, falling exactly 40 days after… Continue reading Sweet and Savory Crèpes