Archive for February 2011

Check out our menu for a Tapas Dinner Party For Ten and stay tuned this for more potato dishes from around the globe

Last summer, my friend Josh asked me to help him throw a dinner party for twelve or so of his friends. We were doing a lot of catering at that point, enough that this sort of gig was no longer in the cards without the prospect of taking home a check at the end of the night. But Josh has a fabulous apartment, with a large terrace that’s perfect for summer entertaining. And since he also has …

Mardi Gras Mascarade Night

Posted by on Sunday Feb 27th, 2011

Mini Crab Cakes • Brown Rice Jambalaya • Make-Your-Own Cupcakes with Gold Sprinkles and Purple and Green Frosting • Hurricanes

The 5 Best Meat & Potato Combos

Posted by on Sunday Feb 27th, 2011

Here at BGSK we eat a pretty varied diet. On any given day our intake might range from the most healthful of whole grains to the empty calories of the sweetest sweets there are. We go for the unexpected and the totally classic in equal measure. And sometimes we take unexpected angles on very classic dishes. These meat and potato combinations are in some ways a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, which isn’t too far off, when you’ll need starch and meat to soak up your booze intake. But they’re also just plain good, hearty comfort food–sometimes with an unexpected …

We started our Great Minds Eat Alike series this fall in order to mix up the usual BGSK offerings with interviews and submissions by cooks and eaters whose mentality towards cooking and eating meshes with ours. Today we bring you a luscious pasta dish from Cara Colbert, a BGSK contributor and fan.

Cara’s love of food began when she was (reportedly) a chubby child. To her, birthdays meant cake and Christmas meant cookies. For Cara, any occasion is an occasion to eat, which is why she loves to cook for others and dine out as much as her small budget

The Daily Meal: Stay-At-Home Brunch For Two — February is such an I-want-to-stay-inside-for-breakfast month. While we might brunch out most months, when we wake up on a February weekend morning, our inclination is to stay right where we are. Check out our favorite stay-in brunch menu for 2 on the Daily Meal here.

Mardi Gras Jambalaya

Posted by on Thursday Feb 24th, 2011

I’ve never experienced the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, but I’ve come dangerously close.

One Sunday evening, my sophomore year of college, I was sitting in the snack bar below the dining hall eating a falafel with my friend Salima. It was around 8pm, and we were gearing up to go to the library to finish our weekend’s workload for Monday morning class that we had yet to touch. All of a sudden, Salima started to spaz out.

“Oh my god, oh my god…do you KNOW what day it is?”

I did. It was Sunday, I told her. …

Jauntsetter: Phoebe is Jauntsetter of the week! — Phoebe is Jauntsetter of the Week! To read her interview, complete with travel reminiscences of Argentina, Thailand, and Spain, click here.  Also, check out Cara’s if you missed it!