This recipe was passed down from my Nana to my mom to me. When my mom was explaining the directions to me over the phone the night before, she remembered that this is how she learned the recipe from her mother too. As far as I know, my family has been making soy sauce chicken drumsticks and potatoes for decades without ever writing down the recipe. As this is one of my favorite ways to eat chicken and I’m a little bit absent-minded, I’ve got to write it down. For posterity.
One of my boyfriend’s coworkers invited us for a barbeque on Long Island this weekend and we were asked to bring a side dish. It won’t be an ordinary cookout with hot dogs and burgers though– they will be roasting a whole (!) lamb.
So what do you bring as a side dish to a non-ordinary barbeque? It has to be something nobody else will think to bring too. Ever showed up to a BBQ with potato salad, only to discover there’s already 2 other variations of it there? I’m not looking to be that awkward third-potato-salad-bringer. Plus, I don’t even know how to make potato salad which means I’d have to stop at Whole Foods. Nah. Plus, I’m pretty sure it’s an adult-only BBQ, which means a bag of Doritos isn’t going to cut it either, as much as I wish it would… what to bring, what to bring.
This past Wednesday was the Indie Spirits Expo. No, it is not some hipster ghost-worshipping party, as my mom was worried about. It was an opportunity to taste some of the best craft hard liquors in the world. There were some that haven’t even been released for sale in U.S. stores, so this is a pretty big deal. Not to mention we got half-priced tickets through pulsd.
Here’s the sitch though –does anybody still say that? I must be stuck in the 2000’s– there was too much liquor for me to try without getting wasted, and if I tried to write about it all, you all would be reading an incoherent novel right now. So, after much deliberation, here is my top ten types of booze that I tried at the Indie Spirits Fest. In reverse order, for suspense, ya know.
This weekend was the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival! Hosted in Hell’s Kitchen, vendors lined about 10 blocks, near the Theatre District. Alex and I went on the last day of the fest.
Here’s what we found:
When I say the word “gin,” what comes to your mind?
Colorless? Dry? Refreshing? Tastes like juniper? Or maybe grass, depending who you ask…
Forget all of that for now. Barrel aged gin is a whole new, well… barrel of monkeys.