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I Met Bonnie Taub-Dix!

I had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie Taub-Dix, nutritionist and writer, at work the other day.  She was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Even though I was giving her a lesson on the computer, she inspired me during the session.  Her newest book will be released this summer.  She writes for USA Today, among other publications.  Check out her website.  It’s chock full of great information and tips.  I plan on getting a copy of her book when it is released.  It was great timing to have met her when I am still trying to shed those holiday/stress pounds from way back in December!  (Yes, I know that it is already April…don’t remind me!  I guess I should skip the blog entry about the oatmeal pecan cookie I had at Bouchon…)  Write on, fellow foodie!


Breakfast at Tiffany’s Per Se

My version of having Breakfast at Tiffany’s is getting a Pain au Chocolat from Bouchon and then going one floor up to look at what’s on the menu at Per Se.  I never really liked diamonds until I walked into a Tiffany’s and I’ve never thought of food as poetry until I looked at the menu at Per Se.  OK, listen to this:  TERRINE OF HUDSON VALLEY MOULARD DUCK FOIE GRAS- Tellicherry Pepper-Scented Yogurt, Strawberry Gelée, Watercress and Balsamic Reduction with Toasted Brioche.

Or this: MUD PIE- Dark Chocolate Mud Cake, Liquid Caramel, Chocolate “Crémeux” and Caramel Parfait  with Sassafras Ice Cream.

Did you read it aloud?  Is not the alliteration just savory?  Just reading it makes me feel elegant.  Like I could be so Audrey!


Lunch at Bouchon

I have never been to French Laundry in Napa Valley or any other of Thomas Keller’s reputable restaurants, such as Per Se, located inside the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.  But his Bouchon Bakery (also at Time Warner) is on my list of things that act as anti-depressants for me, along with puppies and chocolate anything, of course.  When Lea, my best friend from college, said that she wanted to eat her way through New York, I knew instantly that I would take her to Bouchon.  We stopped there for lunch and I had what I remember the waiter calling a Wagyu Steak Sandwich with Tomato Marmalade and Basil Pesto.  Sometimes genius can be misunderstood but there was no misunderstanding between me and this sandwich!  Ultra-tender beef and cheese melted between the perfectly toasted baguette dressed with the sweet tomato on the top and basil pesto on the bottom.  If there was a scale of delectability…

Lea had the Corned Beef Sandwich and later we grabbed some of the desserts from the counter to go.  It’s also my favorite place to go for coffee.  Bouchon coffee paired with browsing books at Borders makes for an affordable luxury for the starving artist in NYC!

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