Good morning! It’s Katherine Curry, guest-blogger. Liz is off this week so she asked me to post some local links in her absence.
The culinary highlights of my weekend were pretty low-key. Friday night we had dinner at Magic Wok in Pleasantville, where we ordered off the New Year’s menu. Nothing spectacular, just good, reliable Chinese food—and up here in Northern Westchester, that’s a hard thing to find. (Let me know in the comments box where you like to go for good Chinese.)
The best part of the meal was this appetizer plate with Szechuan cabbage, one sticky little sparerib, and a very good spicy tofu salad, which is at the top of this picture.
Saturday we made pita bread from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Bread Bible.
Shortly after we baked the bread, the inner glass on my oven door shattered! I have a twelve-year-old Thermador; I can’t believe this happened. So today I’ll be researching replacement parts online—and maybe new ovens.
On Sunday I made sticky rice with shrimp. Sauteed the shrimp shells and then made stock to cook the rice in—I used my rice cooker. Into the cooked rice I stirred sauteed shrimp, chopped scallions and bacon. I should have taken the time to finely chop the bacon—it would have looked prettier, I think.
Anyway, here’s what folks have been talking about this weekend. Let me know in the comments box if I missed something interesting that you saw.
Emily also writes up Pane and Gelato in Eastchester—24 flavors of freshly-made gelato daily! (NYT)