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#881509 A Pie Potluck (or Pie Pickin', if you will)

Posted by Pingarina on 29 January 2008 - 02:40 AM

QUOTE(lovelynugget @ Jan 28 2008, 04:36 PM) View Post
Biggest surprise? Wilfrid looked like a normal person. After all that had been written about his flamboyant sense of fashion, I was expecting something quite wild. Instead, he looked positively Banana Republic in his khakis. (I tease, Wilf, I tease.) Truly, all you bunch clean up pretty good. wink.gif

Girl, them is fightin' words for someone with a house account at Paul Stuart wink.gif

#862873 Best NYC restaurants for a seduction?

Posted by Pingarina on 27 November 2007 - 03:38 AM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Nov 26 2007, 04:51 PM) View Post
This thread has the highest ratio of comments (26) to viewings (29) of any recent MFF thread I can recall.

Like rilly, RP. I totally thought that this was a revived thread. Ohmugawd, I can't believe what happens when I leave you guys for a few hours. Can't somebody text me or what?!! Am I like invisible!!!!?

#810962 Maurice Naughton

Posted by Pingarina on 26 June 2007 - 12:21 AM

Au revoir, notre ami, et bon voyage.

#731569 Dessert, the Sweet Spot

Posted by Pingarina on 08 September 2006 - 06:20 PM

I thought I should create a thread for desserts, sweets, confection-making, etc. For selfish reasons, of course. I made a clafouti the other night. Not just a clafouti; a heaven-sent, got-religion, life-changing, breathtaking little pudding. A greengage clafouti. Oh my, oh my. I bought a pound of ripe Reine Claude plums from Red Jacket at the market. The smell was intoxicating. It was the only fruit being sold on the table, and it glowed, iridescent yellow-green. I've eaten them in France, and I've had lovely greengage jam, but this was the first I have seen of them in the US. David Karp wrote an article in the NY Times about them a couple of years ago, saying that the variety used to be popular here, but has all but disappeared. Thankfully, Red Jacket Orchards is bringing them back. Anyway, they are like no other plums - sweet and mild, with virtually none of the acid that one usually encounters. They barely kept their shape in the pudding, but attained a jammy, vanilla-y lovliness that I can barely describe. $2 per pound isn't cheap, but I see buying as many as possible before the season's up.

David Karp on Reine Claude Plums:

#713317 Best of Brooklyn: Greenpoint

Posted by Pingarina on 10 July 2006 - 03:54 PM

I've always thought that Wilfrid would like the Turkey's Nest, which is a little farther down into Willamsburg at the edge of the park. Though hipsters are sprinkled in with the regulars, the beer is cheap and "containers" are available. I love watching the owner sipping from his own cowboy boot shot glass. It's just that kinda place.

:blush: Hee. I'll go just because of the name.