Best of 2018

2018 was a year. For all of the highlights that you see here and on Instagram (and don’t get me wrong, there were an incredible number of highlights), there were also plenty of moments of uncertainty and disappointment as well. I left the corporate world, ended a relationship, and moved in by myself for the very first time this year. As the legendary David Bowie said, “ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.” Through it all, having a creative space to document what I was cooking, photographing, reading, visiting, and devouring was a constant support system that I took for granted, until I didn’t. I am consistently mindful of and grateful for this little life that I’ve carved out for myself in NYC, and all that I am able to experience here and beyond. So I pulled together some of my favorite things that I did this year, from books to restaurants to recipes to travel destinations. Even if I am not able to revisit all of these in 2019 (the pear bourbon pie will be easier to recreate than the Copenhagen trip), I’m glad that they are immortalized in these pages, and I’ll look back on them with great joy and an abundance of gratitude. 

 

Books

Call Me By Your Name

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

How to Change Your Mind

Milk and Honey

Calypso

The Order of Time

 

Restaurants

Frenchette

Mama’s Too

Upstate Beer & Oyster

NoMad Hotel restaurant

Lilia

La Pizza Fresca

Davelle

Prune

Atoboy

 

Recipes

Pear Bourbon Crumble Pie

Buttermilk Marinated Roast Chicken

Radicchio with Tahini and Sesame Seeds

Red Pepper Salad from Zahav

Flourless Monster Cookies

Miso-Glazed Eggplant Grain Bowls

Green Salad with Peas and Buttermilk Dressing

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Crunchy Fennel Salad

Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

 

Travel

Copenhagen (and part II)

Anguilla

Ojai

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