My real introduction to Indian food was in the East Village in 1988. For two years I had lived on Seventh Street, a mere block from downtown's Little India, and for two years I resisted the sweet, mysterious curry scented wind that blew through my windows. Maybe it was fear, of the unknown cuisine or... Continue Reading →
“If you wish happiness for an hour, get intoxicated. If you wish happiness for 3 days, get married. If you wish happiness for 8 days, kill a pig and eat it. If you wish happiness forever, then learn to fish...” –Unknown “Truth is stranger than fishin’ ” Jimmy Buffett As this long winter recedes... Continue Reading →
"When the mid-night bell rings tonight, Let it signify new and better things for you, Let it signify a realization of all things you wish for, Let it signify a year of courage and wisdom, Wishing you a very, very, very prosperous new year." Chinese New Year Wish Just when you though the... Continue Reading →
Here are some your favorite videos and pics, along with some recent media from our first six months at ErinGoScratch.com Enjoy!
I do love summer. There is no denying it. Less clothes, tasty seafood and fishing for fluke or crabbing at the Jersey Shore or out east suits me just fine. As the long summer days dwindle, the city takes on a whole new feel. But, before football madness takes over, there is a tender... Continue Reading →
"Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?" -Confucius Ringing in 2018 on New Years Day with friends and food on a day too cold to do the Coney Island Polar Bear plunge. This year, I brought Chinatown home. We huddled inside and enjoyed good cheer, music and homemade dim sum. A... Continue Reading →
This Christmas, like many Christmases before, I was involved in making a lasagna. This year I was the pilot of the operation, but many times in the past I was the sous chef for my mother's one signature dish. It isn't that my mother wasn't a good cook, she was, she just didn't have the... Continue Reading →