Monthly Archives: June 2010

Momofuku Milk Bar and Magnolia

So I’m preparing to go to Taiwan for the summer – something I’ll probably write about later. I had to go to New York to get my visa and since I was paying a ridiculous amount to get there (28$ round trip Princeton Junction to Penn Station? You’d think the tickets were made of crack.), I figure I’d make a day trip out of it. I ended up going alone, which was amazing . I got to roam around (read: get mad lost) and go where I wanted to go and take my sweet time ambling.

And I ambled all over. For those of you New York socialites who know your way around, read this and weep: Penn Station –> Taiwanese Embassy (5th and 42nd)–> Rockefeller Plaza –> Magnolia Bakery (6th and 49th) –> Momofuku Milk Bar (2nd and 13th) –> Penn Station. And since I’m poor and wanted to maximize my dessert money, I brought my own lunch/water and didn’t take the subway. My feet hated me afterward, but I ended up only spending ~18$ for my trip, minus the cost of that stupid, hot, smelly train – not bad for the city.

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that -itis.

Ooh, I got that -itis. Not the one where I’ve eaten too much (although that’s probably true). The one where I love, love, love good food. I love eating it, I love making it, and I love sharing it with others.  I am forever in search of a good meal.

I thought I’d start this blog for two main reasons. First and foremost, I’m narcissistic enough to love hearing my own thoughts, especially when I think I sound clever. I want to share my experiences and opinions as food maker and food eater because, of course, people all over the blogosphere care about what I think. Y’all would love to know what I think about restaurants I eat in, what I make in my kitchen, and funny or stupid stories about my eating/cooking experiences. Second, as I am forever learning more about food, I’d love to stop and record recipes and knowledge I pick up, both for my own sake and for others. I’ve picked up invaluable tips and stories from other food bloggers and the narcissistic part of me hopes that others can share in my experience as well.

This should be fun!