Archive for September, 2008

A Sweet (Jewish) New Year!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

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It’s time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and it’s traditional to eat sweet things at this time to usher in a sweet new year. Some of my favorite things to have for the holiday are the most basic. Apples dipped in honey (pomegranates in honey are also traditional) and challah bread dipped in honey. For Rosh Hashanah special round and sweet challahs are baked (sweeter than the usual ones) and they are so good! They are round to symbolize the circle of the year. It’s also traditional to try out new fruits that you’ve never had before. If you’re looking for a specific confection one that comes to mind is Teiglach. It’s made of small balls of sweet crunchy cake piled together with nuts and covered in a sticky honey glaze. Teiglach is kind of challenging to eat since you have to pull it apart in clumps, but it definitely is sweet! Its should be found at Moishe’s Kosher Bake Shop in the East Village and other kosher bakeries. Even if you’re not Jewish I encourage you to participate in these traditions and at least try out apples dipped in honey once in a while. Sometimes the simplest thing is the best.

Red Velvet Rivalry – NYC cupcakes!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

This is my most painstakingly researched piece yet! A rundown and checklist of NYC’s best red velvet cupcakes! I encourage you to print it out and use it as a checklist!

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NY Anime Fest Sept. 26-28

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I’ll be at the NY Anime Festival Sept. 26-28 – Jacob Javits Center – 655 West 34th Street

Here’s my schedule:

Friday 8PM – Signing Autographs in room 1A01
Friday 9PM – Yaoi Roundtable with guest Frank Pannone of Media Blasters and Kai-Ming Cha of PW Comics Week!
Not only will it be a lively discussion -we will be raffling off autographed yaoi manga and other prizes from Media Blasters and DMP!
Saturday 11:15AM – Cooking Manga Panel with guests from French Japanese Dessert Café Luxee! We will be offering a sneak peek at Oishinbo – the ultimate food manga! We will also be raffling off food manga including Kitchen Princess and other prizes.

Edible Manhattan debut!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Edible Manhattan just came out and I have a fun illustration in it of a unique cheese plate! Link here!

City Sweet Tooth – Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The latest City Sweet Tooth is up on The L Magazine blog now and this edition is about the Van Leeuween Artisan Ice Cream truck. Go and grab some before summer flies away!vanleeuwenweb.jpg Click here to read on The L blog!

Simpsons Treasure Trove #1!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

One of the stories I wrote with Jesse McCann is collected in Simpsons Treasure Trove #1! Check it out, it’s a really sweet little collection!

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City Sweet Tooth – Chocolate Bar!

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Check out the latest City Sweet Tooth in The L magazine about that East Village chocolate heaven, Chocolate Bar!

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http://www.thelmagazine.com/lmag_blog/blog/post__09090808.cfm
Remember to check out their Happy Hour special running through Sept. 15!

Edible East End Summer 2008

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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Hi all, just a heads up that my first illustration piece for Edible East End is out now in the Summer 2008 issue. Edible is an excellent line of locally focused food magazines and I’m proud to be a part of it. Stay tuned for Edible Manhattan’s debut too!