Thursday is Target day (and when you live NYC, just getting to Target is a project requiring a good chunk of your day), so I’m going to glom together some of the little things I forgot to mention elsewhere:
I: I never mentioned I’ve started hitting up Chinatown’s beef jerky palace, New Beef King, as recommended by Andrea over on Madison & Mayberry. I love beef jerky. Love. It. New Beef King has yet to disappoint. So far, we’ve tried:
- Fruit flavored beef jerky: smells like a stick of Juicy Fruit, tastes like fruity, meaty heaven
- Wet spicy flavor beef jerky: spicy, but not oh-sweet-jesus-I’m-going-to-die spicy
- Oyster flavor beef jerky: their site calls it “zesty and tasty” and I’m inclined to agree; the best so far
II: I also went back to A Chau Deli (82A Mulberry Street) and it was still as great as I remembered. For an insanely detailed post on the subject, see The Porkchop Express.
III: I recorded Top Chef last night but have not watched it yet, so don’t go blurting stuff out in the comments or anything until later.
IV: Evidently, I am the only foodblogger left on the internets who has not tried the No-Knead Bread featured in the NYTimes last week. Not only am I just kinda tired of hearing about the damn bread, but to be honest, I like kneading. Kneading bread dough is like… cooking yoga: your body is busy doing something, allowing your mind to relax and be still. Maybe this idea should be expanded into its own post.
And now, Target.