over the weekend, i received travel and leisure magazine’s food issue in the mail. as i flipped through the pages, i found quite a number of items that i’ve both written about and obsessed over in the past year. i thought i’d share some of the magazine clippings, as it adds another perspective, and serves as a bit of a trip down memory lane at least for myself.
the magazine also covered a lot of new food places in different parts of the world that i’m putting on my list of things to do. it’s an action-packed, taste bud overloading issue filled with all sorts of food porn. . . i’m glad i have my copy.
the japanese kit kat is becoming a bit of a “where’s waldo” exercise for me. i hit the mega load back in january when i went to tokyo, and then spied some new flavors in london a few months later. according to the t+l article above, the folks at nestle japan have been busy concocting new and more exciting flavors! i wonder if they’ll ever go the bertie bott’s (of harry potter world) route and create “rotten egg and bacon” flavored kit kats. . . although my guess is that that goes against japanese sensibilities.
remember this place? the t+l photographers captured a great interior photograph of the pastry display at la pâtisserie des rêves. the accompanying text in the article gives shout-outs to chef conticini’s tarte tatin.
so i’ve been noticing that i seem to write more about places that i visit while traveling, rather than ones that are close to home. locanda verde is one of my favorite restaurants in new york city. the food is rustic, homey, well-made, and it’s also a stone’s throw from where i live. they have, amazing fig crumb muffins and a to die for sheep’s milk ricotta — happy sheep creamy, spiced with cracked pepper, herbs and orange truffle honey, and oh my god so addictive. i really can’t stop myself when i order it, which is why, i must now stop ordering it. and now that i’ve spilled the beans (again), i’ll probably never get a reservation!