I spent the first beautiful weekend of summer in Ithaca, NY. Between hiking, ultimate frisbee, and yoga, I had a little bit of time to check out the local food co-op and grocery store.
Ithaca is home to a thriving vegetarian scene, including the landmark Mosewood Restaraunt, so I couldn’t wait to try the locally made organic tofu I found. Each individually-wrapped, golden brown block of Ithaca Soy Tofu-Kan cost around $2.00, and came marinated, baked and ready to eat.
After using it in this recipe, I fell in love with this ingredient. Continue reading
Posted in $1 Ingredients, Downtown, Recipes, Recipes- Vegetarian, Travel
Tagged Asian food, buy local, curry, gluten free recipe, healthy cooking, ithaca, New York, noodles, organic, recipe, Thai food, vegetarian recipe
On Friday afternoon, Kristen and I met at gate 51 of the Port Authority Bus Station on 42nd Street. Our destination–the sole stop on the minibus departing from gate 51–was Mitsuwa, a huge Japanese supermarket in Edgewater, New Jersey, perched on the banks of the Hudson River directly across from Harlem.
I had read about Mitsuwa on Serious Eats, while searching out taiyaki, the fish-shaped, golden griddle cakes I was hooked on in Singapore, Continue reading
Posted in cheap snacks, Travel
Tagged dining, Edgewater, exotic ingredients, food, food shopping, food travel, grocery stores, Japanese food, New Jersey, New York City, noodles, NYC, restaurant review, sake, shopping, snacking, snacks, soba, supermarket, tempura, udon