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November 25, 2012

Sometimes I write things and like to remind myself to keep doing so

A few pieces of 2012 writing of which I am not thoroughly ashamed:

Not about food

A depressive's guide to Christmas
Lordy lordy, look who's 40
Lean on me: Loving and losing a dog
New York after Sandy: A tale of two cities
Going public with depression / National Depression Screening Day: Sharing experiences can help
What's with public marriage proposals?
Physically challenged and fashionable
The agony and ecstasy of the National Spelling Bee
I am nobody's mother and never will be
New York vs. Los Angeles: For all its grit, NYC 'sparkles'
'Fatshion' bloggers find beauty in all sizes'
Learning to love my big nose
The dark side of World Goth Day

About food

An ad-hoc army of volunteers feeds those still-powerless after Sandy
Notes from Zone 6b - love and loss in the lettuce patch
Don't be bullied by the sauce spoon
That's how the cookie (and a passenger's calm) crumbles
Clarified – What are gestation crates?
Risk a brisket on the grill this summer
That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight eating all alone
The bitter truth behind the chocolate in your Easter basket
This is the year you garden
No one warns you about the durian burps
Oh, candidates? Grit your teeth and listen.
Paula Deen – From the frying pan to the firestorm
Of romantic meals, fibbers and fish knives
Mehepyewpleez? A love letter to K&W Cafeteria
Picking the pig, flipping the hog
Stay gold, Twinkie the Kid. Stay gold.
A different kind of plane food (PDF)

November 22, 2012

Sometimes I try to break your heart

Lean on me: Loving and losing a dog

Sometimes I get to say 'spatchcock' live on air three years in a row

November 13, 2012

My canon of wickedly well-written slam restaurant reviews

It is my pleasure to announce a new inductee: Pete Wells' review of Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square

Previous inductees include:
Seymour Britchky on Luchow's and Joe's Pier 52
Frank Bruni on Ninja and again on Kobe Club
Eddie Huang on Lavo
Sam Sifton on Lavo
AA Gill on L’Ami Louis