Soup Week: Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Oh, we’ve got broccoli on the brain this week! Yesterday Megan posted a delicious recipe for Emeril’s Broccoli and Cheese Soup, just as I was putting the finishing touches on this post, for Rachel Allen’s Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Crisps.   It makes sense! Broccoli soup is the perfect dish for the tail-end of winter, with all the warming qualities … Continue reading

Cookie Week: Thumbprint Cookies

I have only attempted linzer cookies once in my life. Hours of labor passed by in a haze of creaming and sifting and rolling (and maybe a little swearing).  That day I vowed to trade my rolling pin for a spoon, and stick to drop cookies for the holidays. Luckily, the girls from Alice’s Tea … Continue reading

Librarians Love Alice’s Tea Cup

After a few years in Library Marketing, I’ve seen my fair share of book previews (or as we call them, “book buzzes”). But I assure you, up to this point, none of those events involved pumpkin scones. This past Wednesday, Haley and Lauren Fox—authors of the forthcoming Alice’s Tea Cup—debuted their cookbook to a packed room full … Continue reading

Cheers: The New Brooklyn Cookbook

I have nothing but good things to write about Char No. 4, a bourbon bar and restaurant mere steps from my apartment in Carroll Gardens.  (Honestly, it might be dangerous to have Char so close by, now that I think of it).  Not only is the bourbon selection fantastically exhaustive, but the food isn’t anything … Continue reading