I am now writing this several weeks “anno trumpini” and this tip was made many days “before trumpini”, when New York was still one of the most ethnically diverse food cities in the world. Arguable claim, given the efforts of the current “leader of the free world”, but I feel like recent new-comers to the scene (of foreign-descent of course!) such as Cosme and Sushi Nakazawa will be well-supported by their established neighbours for the foreseeable future. For now though, how about a quick run down of a few places to hit when in the Big Apple for a couple of days….
Now that the season of festivities, gluttony and exhaustive family-time has now passed, we thought we’d let you in on a little trip we took to Berlin right in the middle of the December to see what makes the Christmas markets so special in one of the architecturally youngest cities in Europe…
We here at Smoke & Salt (well me and R.) just wanted to write a quick post to say Happy Easter! We are curious as to what the big man himself would have eaten on Maundy Thursday, I’m indeed talking about the big J-Dog or Jeezus and how he’d have lined his stomach before his unfortunate Friday crucifixion (not you Kanye)...
Earlier this week on the blog I promised a video of Iran showing you some of the sights and foods of the country. As relationships with the Western world continue to progress I can only hope that this, and your own general interest, has sparked some excitement to visit this vast country. Oh yeah, I also owe a list of noteworthy restaurants to stop in on don’t I?!...
Back in August, A was kind enough to share his experiences during his time in New York while on holiday. Now I’ve had my own little break in Iran, a first for me, allowing me a chance to meet another side of my wife’s family. From Tehran to Shiraz, I’ve felt it apt (without any pressure or arm-twisting from A) to share my food-experiences from a country working hard to bring in a new wave of curious tourism….
I hope your holiday season was filled with much joy, laughter, and quality time spent with friends and family. Team Smoke & Salt took the chance to get out of London to let our hair down and cook with those we love (rather than just each other)!
My phone flashed up the other day letting me know it was under some major duress - 10% storage capacity left it said; my, if I wasn't such a calm and collected person, I'd be unsure on how to cope with such a first-world problem. I did what many of us (I imagine) would do in this situation - put it back in my pocket and got back to the beer I was nursing.
You know that feeling of being so much more full than at any time during the year at Christmas? Imagine being able to train for that feeling (or should I say “feeding”!) 4 weeks prior, at Thanksgiving. A few days ago we shared some of our recipes and planning ideas and now that the day itself has happened we've definitely got that over-filled feeling...
I had the time (let's face it and only enough money) for one big, show-stopping meal during my holiday. Meagre wages had been saved and there was definitely a hit-list of places that I hadn't visited during my first trip to New York City. This is one story of a quiet, intimate and delicious culinary journey.
I have recently had the good fortune to be allowed by R. to take my first holiday of the year. It was booked in from early this year, and the excuse I had was that good friends of mine were to be married in upstate New York. Only it turned out Smoke & Salt were set to have their busiest week to date while I was gone...