Crock Pot: Seventh Installment

Aside from both of us suffering from fantastic sinus headaches this weekend, Marc & I managed to check out the Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History. Some info: After several million years of human evolution, only one hominid species...

Crock Pot: Fifth Installment

I organize an in-house book club at my company and it’s pretty neat, if I do say so myself. In a little over a year-and-a-half, we’ve gone from a four-person quiet discussion to a 20-person roundtable which, at our last two meetings, included authors...

Crock Pot: Eighth Installment (The Celebration Edition)

Marc made reservations for our 64th monthiversary last month at Amalia, an 8,000 square foot, bi-level restaurant and lounge which serves “an inventive American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair.” The décor in Amalia is modeled after the ornate Baroque...

Crock Pot: Sixth Installment

A while back, Marc and I enjoyed a late-night dinner at Vong*, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Upper East Side restaurant where the cuisine is an “amalgam of carefully crafted French technique blended with the bold and earthy flavors of the Far East.” I...