I love carbs. Potatoes, pasta, rice. You name a carb, I love it.
I also love finding new ways to eat carbs. I get that sauce isn’t a new way to eat pasta, but inventing new sauces is like a hobby for me. Ultra-specific, I know.
Usually, the sauces I make are savory and spicy. But when I got an adorable jar of honey from Catskill Provisions, (along with some honey infused whiskey) I thought, “Why shouldn’t pasta sauce be sweet?” Then I was reminded of the movie Elf when Will Ferrell pours maple syrup over the family’s spaghetti. Okay, so a totally sweet sauce is probably not the best idea. But maybe spicy and sweet?
And so my Spicy Sweet Sausage Spaghetti Sauce recipe was born.
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Jersey City’s Project: EATS is back this weekend for it’s fourth year! This is my first time attending, but I’m already hoping that it comes back again for a fifth round.
First up was a taste test of Slow & Low Rock and Rye. There will be a separate post about this liquor at a later date, but I will tell you that it is delicious— no need for mixers or additions. Something you can truly drink straight or neat.
Next, we made the rounds of the vendors deciding which we wanted to eat at, and which we would have to skip. There were plenty of really interesting booths, but there’s only so much food I can eat … or make Alex eat so I can have a taste and write about it.
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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:
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