?> this is annie | Category Archive | food
Archive | food RSS feed for this section

A few good eggs

18 Oct

A few good eggs

If you think about eggs for a while, you have to admit: Eggs are creepy. Or at least eating them is creepy. Basically, you’re eating what would have turned into a cute, fluffy little chick. And then I feel guilty because some poor hen has spent a considerable amount of time and energy creating a pile of eggs, and just as she’s about to settle in with them, someone swoops in to snatch her clutch. All so I can have breakfast! (more…)

A broad eats abroad

7 Jun

A broad eats abroad

Food in Italy can be divided into two categories: gelato and everything else. The city is a sweet-fiend’s dream, supported by ice cream shops on seemingly every other corner. Gelateria is Italian for “magical land of smooth ice cream that somehow tastes better than anything back home,” and I considered it my duty to visit as many as possible. Gelato for breakfast? Si. A pre-lunch treat? Of course. My record was four cones in one day, which sounds piggish until you realize that I always order the smallest size. That’s reasonable. The best gelato was at Grom in Florence. I imagined it was made by young surfer boys. (more…)

Unsolicited commentary

6 Jun

Unsolicited commentary

A few years ago, I was at the Job Club cafeteria. The first rule of Job Club, if you’ll remember, is that you don’t talk about Job Club, lest its lawyers whip out the lifelong confidentiality agreement you signed as a condition of accepting a position there. So I will be vague in revealing the details of this story.

Anyway, I was carrying a plate stacked Jenga-style with fruit and two croissants — and not the dinky fist-sized kind, but two whoppers. (Insert croissan’wich joke here.) The boss of Job Club happened to be in the cafeteria on her way to her office, where she would be making my yearly salary in about an hour. Even now, people ask what Boss Lady was like, and I always tell the truth: She is just like she is on television. Maybe a bit funnier. (more…)

Dining reviews

6 Nov

For lunch, the Fabella gang invited me to join them at a newish resto called Burger Bar. I hadn’t heard of it, but some fancy chef who Sabs likes is behind the endeavor. When I found out that it was at Macy’s, I was skeptical, but then again, Macy’s is home to Rick Bayless’s tasty Frontera place, too. Stop being a snob, I told myself. Keep an open mind. Live a little. (more…)