You know I love Mark Bittman’s Bitten. I say so all the time. But, really–I’m not just saying this–you MUST watch the video for this Minimalist column. It is about a fried rice recipe by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It looks like a great (and simple) recipe, and I will definitely try it next time I have leftover rice from takeout. But the real reason to click the link is to watch video in which the role of the spirit of JGV is played by Bittman himself. The best part is the accent MB uses, which sounds not French at all, but like a combination of German and Japanese, and yet somehow completely endearing. I love that MB is not afraid to act as if he has a split personality and the other half represents two of the three axis powers. [photo via Bitten/NYT]
Hello, Eat It!, old friend! I see that while I have been gone you have had many a memorable dining adventure. Most recently, Tacos Matamoros was reviewed. It was apparently good enough, and incredibly cheap, which, now that I have a spendy baby, is the foremost factor in my choosing a restaurant!
Finally!! A half-decent Thai restaurant is coming to my neighborhood, Brownstoner reports. The last time we ordered Thai food, three of the four dishes we ordered tasted seriously funky, as in ingredients in them had gone bad.Â We threw the menu out or I’d tell you the name. It was one of the places on Myrtle. Awful. Some say that Joya, which is opening a Fort Greene branch, has done down hill, but considering the current choices in the neighborhood, I’ll take it. I wonder if they will deliver on opening day??
Gasp! The founder of Midtown Lunch is leaving the site! Well, at least until he starts Midtown Lunch: Los Angeles. New York will miss you, Zach!