It is starting to feel a lot like summer and we just celebrated Summer Solstice on Wednesday. I didn’t grow up camping but do enjoy the smell of campfires and grills which aside for good BBQ makes me reminisce about making those perfectly toasted, slightly burnt, s’mores at neighborhood block parties. After working at Mars chocolate I have definitely learned to appreciate using better chocolate … Continue reading Trend: I want S’more Please
Brunch is the quintessential meal/event of a New York weekend. And Pizza is an Italian favorite that can be eaten breakfast, lunch, or dinner. What do you get when you mix the two? Awesome breakfast favorites and light seasonal ingredients shining through sans the red tomato sauce. 1. Industry Kitchen: Smoked Salmon Pizza- South Street Seaport(Map) When I think of Industry Kitchen I immediately picture … Continue reading Trend: Brunch Pizzas?
Rainbows and glitter and sprinkles oh my! Unicorns are making a comeback in a big way and I’m loving the fun nature of it. It brings me back to my Lisa Frank loving days and the hyper vibrant unnatural colors everywhere. This trend became so mainstream even Starbucks had to cash in on it and now there are colorful glitter drinks all over the city. … Continue reading Trend: Unicorns are Cool Again
I love sushi and would eat it multiple times a week if it wouldn’t complete break the bank trying to do so. Sushi rolls have evolved over the years and graduated from just eel and cucumber to Dragon Rolls with 6 other ingredients and sauces. And now not only can get these fancy rolls but they come in different and fun shapes! Parody to American … Continue reading Trend: Morphing Sushi Shapes
Tacos are typically just a cheap quick meal when you are craving Mexican food. Not in New York, your options are no longer just soft or hard shell, corn or flour tortilla, chicken or beef. There are new vehicles in town for our beloved tacos and they are getting some Asian influence. 1. Los Tacos No. 1: Cheese Taco Shell- Chelsea Market, Chelsea (Map) While … Continue reading Trend: Unorthodox Taco Shells
Dumplings a.k.a. pockets full of joy when done correctly are a staple in many cuisines around the world. I personally think of the typical Chinese dim sum experience, but even within Chinese food you have your pot stickers, your har gow (shrimp dumpling, xiao long bao (soup dumpling), and then you have wontons in soup. And then there is the Italian pasta version the ravioli … Continue reading Trend: Dumplings, Dumplings, Dumplings
Japan is one of my favorite countries and this last trip I had the chance to visit Osaka for the first time. Osaka is known as a foodie city, and I have to agree. While I was only there a couple days, I made the most of it and ate ALL the famous dishes and a few other quirky favorites as well. I’ll share the … Continue reading Wandering in- Osaka, Japan
Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m so happy you have found your way to my new food blog. I started out as the one person at the table that would stop everyone from eating just so I could get that perfect shot of our meal. I stumbled upon the awesome foodie Instagram community and I am officially obsessed. I have really enjoyed sharing my … Continue reading Welcome to My Wandering Palate