Sunday, June 18, 2006

Smart food shopping

Take a look at the article below. Exactly what I have been exhorting everyone to do. You will never buy retail again, and you will have so much fun shopping!

BUSINESS / YOUR MONEY | June 18, 2006
The Thrifty Millionaire: A Pinch of This and That, and Tasty Savings, Too
By TRACIE ROZHON
Prices for spices in ethnic food enclaves can be far lower than in supermarkets.



Monday, June 12, 2006

Good service

Recently I gave a cooking demo in Philadelphia, and one of the guests present told the following story: she and a few friends were on their way to a New York jaunt, for dinner at Levana, followed by a concert at nearby Lincoln Center. The traffic turned into a complete gridlock, and their SUV, carrying eight passengers, looked like it was never going to make it on time. One of them called Levana Restaurant and explained their predicament. What would happen to their reservations, and how would they make it on time to Lincoln Center? The restaurant's manager suggested they place their order on the phone, and assured them it would be ready by the time they arrived. And it was!
Except there was no time for dessert. No problem, he said again. He suggested they place their order now and find their desserts ready on their way out of the concert. And they were!
Levana Restaurant is the scene of many of these "crimes", and it was wonderful for this owner to hear the story told in such a flattering way!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Literally heard at Fairway

You will love this line I just heard while shopping up a storm at the Fairway market. Any of you familiar with the shopping scene at the absurdly crowded Fairway on 75th street knows evesdropping is just as unavoidable as a few black and blue marks. One young lady was telling her friend in an animated excited tone: "My whole family came last week and I hosted dinner. I was actually totally literally cooking!!!!"
I have only one regret: I let the stranger vanish out of my life before taking the liberty of asking her the one question the answer to which would have blissfully changed my life: what other ways of cooking does she know? I have been literally food shopping, literally cooking, literally up a storm, for literally thousands of people, literally my whole life. I have been literally racking my brains to find an alternative way to entertain and cook: atificially? virtually? symbolically? Other? (I beg you, please specify!)
Well, y'all know me, I am creative, and if I turn up anything, ANYTHING at all, I will be sure to share it with the whole world! I'll bet that will make me immensely popular, maybe even immensely rich!

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