A Visit to Food52 Offices, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 29, 2012
I love heroes and heroines, but I treasure mentors, coaches who unlock various doors on my personal journey of discovery and awareness, who, borne out of a deep passion to ‘make a difference’ go way beyond the call of duty, and sometimes reason. These men and women are unique. They are the ones who answer […]

Ssam Bar, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 27, 2012
How do you demonstrate a love for pork? Well, you dedicate a portion of your deep freezer to bacon and pork butts, if you are a home cook. And should you be a chef, a devotee to porcine land, you open a restaurant like David Chang or head a cabane à sucre like Montreal chef, […]

Kalustyan’s, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 26, 2012
We finally leave 5th avenue, and Eataly and walk east to Lexington avenue. Once Niv and I arrive, I walk around in stunned silence. I don’t know the definition of superstore, nor can I be bothered to look it up. But assuming words were open to interpretation, and I say they are…. I would call […]

Eataly, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 25, 2012
I make no bones about my love and admiration for Not only does it function as a wonderful community with great recipes, but the people behind the recipes are totally real people, not virtual/scary strangers! Once I made up my mind to spend some time in New York, I ‘dialled’ the hotline, Food52’s Q&A […]

Grand Central, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 24, 2012
The orange lights on the ground twinkle like sparkling jewels as we make our descent, welcoming me to New York. My ears fill up, the pressure difference makes them stuffed while the road down below winds in long stretches with mobile jewels, the cars beneath forming a long, long necklace, it’s almost like a Broadway […]

Goodbye Green River

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 20, 2012
City of 850 people, or would that be town? It’s been wonderful to get to know you. To see your love for watermelons, even though I didn’t get to try any.

Sweet Utah Scones

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 19, 2012
I heard the call over the public address system at the store while getting lunch – ‘sweet Utah scones, with different toppings’….and I needed no encouragement – field work has a way of making you hungry and these will satisfy any sugar cravings, and squash that feeling of homesickness that is slowly creeping up on […]

Colorado, Utah and Bagels

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 18, 2012
New discoveries are the reason why I love travel. Culinary and otherwise, they show me the world and I have a long, long way to go. Colorado has brought me face to face with my first corn dogs. I haven’t tasted them yet but I now know what they look like!

New York, New York

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 12, 2012
The view before me is green. Lush,thick and wet with Lagos rain. The grey skies, light with mist hold beauty in the clouds. I see it all from the departure lounge. I am staring through glass while listening to Alicia Keys sing about New York in ‘Empire State of Mind’. I sing along and dream […]