For Public Consumption | Seasonal Shift | End of Day Links

Summer bums me out. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, everything smells and can I please just take a goddamn nap already? Everyone gets SAD during the winter, but between May and September, I’m pretty much the worst. On an intellectual level, I understand why people love summer. The sun comes out en force and the worldContinue reading “For Public Consumption | Seasonal Shift | End of Day Links”

My New Iced Coffee Fix

On Saturday, I was stumbling around a gray Brooklyn, running around conducting errands. Just my luck, the skies decided to open up right as I exited the subway in Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill. Mind you, I have about 20 umbrellas at home (just a rough count). Naturally, I didn’t bring one with me. Sigh. I decided I needed to feedContinue reading “My New Iced Coffee Fix”

Wine Craving: Red Tail Ridge’s Sparkling Teroldego

Listen up: if you’re not currently drinking wine from the Finger Lakes, you’re missing out. And if you’re not drinking Red Tail Ridge, well, I feel sorry for you, your kids and your future grandkids. Red Tail Ridge first came on my radar a few months back, when I doing research for an endangered grapes storyContinue reading “Wine Craving: Red Tail Ridge’s Sparkling Teroldego”

EOD Reading List: Merit Badges, Cookies, Pie + More

I woke up this morning grumpy as all get out. Within minutes of waking and wiping the sleep from my eyes, I found out the hard way that the my building’s hot water was on the fritz (a rarity). As I got dressed, I fell over. My walk to the Metro North station was aContinue reading “EOD Reading List: Merit Badges, Cookies, Pie + More”

EOD Reading List: Doughnuts, Voluntouring and More

I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I am a self-styled member of the doughnut cognoscenti, so these pretty little jewels from Glazed Donut Bistro in LA are the next on my hit list. Fried chicken beignets (exactly what it sounds like) and the shrimp roll (a shrimp roll served atop a Long John) make up this insaneContinue reading “EOD Reading List: Doughnuts, Voluntouring and More”

Tastemaker: Jodi Ettenberg and Her Worldly Appetite

[Note: This post was originally published on MarcusSamuelsson.com.] For Jodi Ettenberg, traveling has literally become a full time job. On the road since 2008, the lawyer-turned-professional blogger has been documenting her journeys on her leading blog, Legal Nomads. Seeking out stories of different cultures and highlighting the travelers and people she has met along the way, Ettenberg alsoContinue reading “Tastemaker: Jodi Ettenberg and Her Worldly Appetite”

EOD Reading: London’s Underground Farm, Jeppson’s Malört and More

Another grey, snowy day in New York. Up in Westchester, where my office is located, the dirty mounds of blasted hell-ice are piling, overtaking many of us in height. I’m not normally a weather-complainer, but for the love of all that is good and holy, can the clouds chill out for, I don’t know, eightContinue reading “EOD Reading: London’s Underground Farm, Jeppson’s Malört and More”