Good morning and welcome to the new year! I spent the weekend with some friends who love to cook as much as I do, and we tackled cassoulet.
I’ve been preparing for months, as Small Bites readers might already know. I made duck confit in November, and I made toulouse sausage earlier this week. (And those are homemade dinner rolls in the oven behind!) We also had a ton of other great food:
I’ll blog about the whole experience once I get settled in to my schedule this week. I’ve been off for several days this holiday season and I’m a little off my game!
For now, here’s what people have been talking about over the weekend:
The New York Times hands out its fourth “excellent” rating in a row: this time to Buffet de la Gare in Hastings-on-Hudson. (NYT)
MH writes about nabeyaki udon. (NYT)
New Turkish place in White Plains. (CH)
Casa Villa in Stamford and a list of other great Mexican places in Port Chester, New Ro and White Plains. (CH)
Best pasta dish in Fairfield? (CH)
And a couple I missed last week:
New coal-fired pizza in Old Tappan, N.J. (Second Helpings)
New ice cream store in Croton? (WE)
Ruben’s Mexican Cafe in Peekskill could use some help. (WE)