Monthly Archives March 2008

Elation at Momofuku Ko

Elation at Momofuku Ko. Course-by-course writeup of a meal with nice photos. I don’t normally get all excited about new places, but I really want to eat here.

Pies ‘n’ Thighs continues to make progress

Pies ‘n’ Thighs continues to make progress. Should be open at their new location sometime this summer.

Pig butchering class, the aftermath

As expected, I attended the first pig butchering class at Brooklyn Kitchen. While more a demo than a class, it was great fun and very informative. Tom Mylan, the butcher who services Diner and its associated restaurants (Bonita, Marlow & Sons) is smart, funny, and obviously likes his meat. While I don’t think I could [...]

Balut, step by step

My friend Ryan forwarded me this email where a friend of his documents his experience eating Balut. It’s revolting.
i don’t know if you all have heard of balut, but it is possibly the nastiest food on earth. it consists of a partially formed duck fetus being boiled in it’s shell then consumed in the following [...]

Another day, another blog platform

HappyConsumer has come full circle. This blog started out life on the WordPress platform. It spent some time on the quite nice (but not quite what I want now) Tumblr. Last week, I tried moving to Chyrp, but it’s really not ready for prime time. As of today, we’re back to WordPress (using the new [...]

Elvis Costello’s new album named Momofuku

Elvis Costello’s new album named Momofuku. Odd, that.

How to Cook Medieval – Foods To Never Use

How to Cook Medieval – Foods To Never Use. A list of foods that one should never use if one wishes to cook authentic medieval fare. “Please be aware that turkey, the large drumstick of which is ubiquitous at the modern Renaissance Faire, is included here, as well as potatoes. Neither of these foods, so [...]

Nose to Tail Learning

Nose to Tail Learning. I’m going to be taking this Not Safe For Vegetarians Pig Butchery mini-class at Brooklyn Kitchen – and am really looking forward to it. [tx, Kari]

Latin Food Vendors to Stay at Brooklyn Soccer Field

Latin Food Vendors to Stay at Brooklyn Soccer Field. Good news for the red hook ball field vendors (and the people who love the food)…they’ll be invited back for another six years – at roughly the same cost as they’ve been paying. It’s not all rosy (some of them will need significant investments to appease [...]


koReservations. Momofuku Ko’s simple online reservation. I wonder if they’ll really honor the “first come, first served” promise. Part of me can’t believe that celebrities and other muckittymucks won’t get a better shot than nobodies.