Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Xmas Feast

While I always go home for Thanksgiving, I stay in NYC for Christmas, and it has become a tradition that I attempt an ambitious meal for any Xmas orphans I can lure in. This year I went for a crown roast of pork which weighed in at 10 pounds. I ra… Continue reading

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Almost made a great sag paneer

Took an Indian cooking class at ICE. I really wanted to learn how to make sag paneer, which I’ve tried to make at home unsuccessfully a couple of times, and I boxed out the other students to make sure the dish was assigned to me. It was really com… Continue reading

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An exceptional experience: 8 guys drinking 13 bottles over 4 hours at Union Square Cafe thanks to @rklin

I knew we were in for a special treat, but I understimated how good it would be. The ever generous @rklin had suggested it was a goodtime to test out the 2003 Bordeaux that had been aging in his cellar, and 7 lucky friends joined him at Union Squa… Continue reading

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My gift to myself

This painting by Canan Tolon immediately caught my eye at the Miami Project fair. I like the stark monochrome and the way the paint is almost etched onto the surface. Even in its abstraction, there’s a real sense of space, and at times you perceiv… Continue reading

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Raclette and lamb by the fire at the Empire Canyon Lodge in Deer Vallley

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My first time moderating a conference panel (on Big Data). Nervous as all hell, but went well. Phew!

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Stumbled upon Elias putting on the final touch to one of his shadow works

Saw him once in NYC years ago. Continue reading

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