April 30, 2004

Cornelia Street Goodbyes

After two years living in the heart of Greenwich Village, I packed up my belongings, drove a truck to Arlington, Virginia, unloaded things into storage, and returned to New York on a bus. I cooked dinner (on borrowed pots, pans, utensils and furniture from my fabulous neighbors) for a group of about 60 people who kindly bore through the disorganization of it all and enjoyed themselves in our courtyard. If you're looking for the Beef with Lemongrass recipe, you'll have to wait for my mom's cookbook. It's a family secret; and trust me, we're WORKING on it!

Pictures of the party are on ofoto so have a look. If you're looking for a tiramisu recipe, I'll eventually stop being lazy enough to post the translation here. The difference in the brand of mascarpone is key -- the one I made for Gene and Marianne a few weeks ago was the best, and you can buy the tub of mascarpone at FAICCO's Pork Store on Bleecker Street. The cookies must be Pavesi Pavesini which can be bought in the Italian Food Center on Mott and Grand (I think that's where it is). It's on a northwestern corner in Little Italy at 186 Grand Street. The espresso, of course, is Italian Espresso from the Porto Rico Importing Company.

If I promised anyone anything, please email and remind me because I have no idea what I told anyone that night.

If you're wondering where I am at the moment, I am physically in Arlington until the end of May. Beyond May, I can not tell 'cause I have no idea where I'm going to be. If you keep reading this, or read the East West Adventures blog, you should get a pretty good picture of where I'll be.