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I'm a writer. I write about food, parenting, and diet, and the places where those three things intersect. Which is the most important? Not diet, I'm sure, but I go back and forth on the other two.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


September 4 06: Welcome to the World, Harry Mose!
October 15 06: When Harry Met Sammy
November 11 06: Now We're Cooking!
December 8 06: Gifts of All Shapes and Sizes
December 16 06: Harry Holidays, Everyone!
April 16 07: Random Notes
November 4 08: Inspiration
January 9 09: Toddler Cookie Party
May 3 09: Zen and the Art of Baking with a Toddler
May 10 09: Harry Mother's Day!

Monday, April 10, 2006


Coming Home: My First Week Home with Baby, American Baby
Special Delivery: 6 Drug-Free Ways to Ease the Pain of Labor, Natural Health
Overcome Diet Crises, (abbreviated version), Fitness
Log on to Lose Weight, Fitness
Easy Passover Lunches, WeightWatchers.com
Holiday Feasts, Global Style, WeightWatchers.com
Luxe on a Budget, WeightWatchers.com
Most Valuable Ingredient: Chicken, WeightWatchers.com
Most Valuable Ingredient: Lentils, WeightWatchers.com
Most Valuable Ingredient: Potatoes, WeightWatchers.com
Navigating the Gym, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Bread, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Coffee, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Eggs, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Ice Cream, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Mushrooms, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Nut Butters, WeightWatchers.com
The Skinny on Pears, WeightWatchers.com
Starting Your Own Garden, WeightWatchers.com
Restaurant Review: Benny's Burritos (east), NewYorkMag.com
Restaurant Review: Benny's Burritos (west), NewYorkMag.com
Restaurant Review: Canaletto, NewYorkMag.com
Restaurant Review: Grace's Trattoria, NewYorkMag.com
Restaurant Review: La Pizza Fresca, NewYorkMag.com
Restaurant Review: Mr. Chow, NewYorkMag.com
Sweets That Pack Heat, Time Out New York

CORPORATE WRITING (select samples)
Hyperion's seasonal catalogs (pdf) I write them all.
Dutton's seasonal catalogs (pdf) I write the entire Dutton section.
Reading Group Guide, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Reading Group Guide, Kabbala
Reading Group Guide, For One More Day

Sunday, January 16, 2005


Back on the Wagon
The Big Five. Oh!
The Biggest Loser
BMI, Weight, and Me: Let Confusion Reign
Did Somebody Say "Binge"?
Diet Blogs
Exile in Fatville
Fat Actress: So What's the Big Deal?
The Fat Girl Flea Market
French Women Don’t Get Fat?
In Which I Beat Myself Up for Not Focusing on Weight Watchers
Just Like Coming Home
My Life as a Gym Rat (Plus a Really Good Smoothie Recipe)
On Surprise Parties, Fat Pants, and a Little Something Called a "Fleet Prep Kit"
Props to “The Biggest Loser”
A Quick Weight Watchers Update
Snack Time
There Are Signs, and Then There Are Ginormous Blinking Neon SIGNS
The Threat Down the Hall
The Three Faces of Me: Fat Debbie
The Three Faces of Me: Hot Debbie
The Three Faces of Me: Debbie
Weight Watchers Week One


The Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Eggplant Spread
Beef Barley Soup

Chicken Soup
Clean-Out-the-Fridge Lentil Soup with Turkey Meatballs
Cold Cucumber Soup
Fancy Meat Balls
Farro & White Bean Soup with Escarole (IMBB)
Gazpacho with Honeydew and Pappadew
Lentil & Brown Rice Soup
Marinated Roasted Peppers
Mushroom Barley Soup
Parmesan Crackers
Quick Tomato-Rice Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Spread
Roasted Vegetable Barley Soup
Sopa de Fideo Aguada (Mexican Vermicelli in Tomato Broth)
Split Pea Soup


Baked Apple Compote (low-fat)
Baked Potato Chips (kosher for Passover)
Banana Chocolate Chip Birthday Muffins
The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World
Caramel Corn (Sugar High Friday, for E)
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Squares (low-fat)
Chewy Cocoa Fudge Cookies (low-fat)
Chocolate Cappuccino Wafers (low-fat)
Chocolate Yogurt Loaf (low-fat)
Dark Chocolate Pudding (low-fat)
A Fizzy, Frosty, Fruity Freeze (fat-free)
Frozen Grapes (fat-free)
Gingersnaps (low-fat)
My First IMBB, in Which I Try to Replicate the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World
Pistachio-Apple Cupcakes
Pomelos, the Tingly Fruit
A Really Good Smoothie Recipe (fat-free)
Roasted Pineapple (fat-free)
Samoas (Sugar High Friday)
Snack Time, Including Curry Roasted Chick Peas
Spicy Hot Chocolate


Artichoke and Parmesan Salad
Baked Brown Rice Pilaf
The Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Brussels Sprouts
A Broccoli from Another Planet
Cucumber Salad
Herbed Orzo
Herbed Polenta Triangles
Kasha Varnishkes
Latkes Worth Stinking Up the House for
Mushroom Risotto
Not-Fried Green Tomatoes
Peach-Corn-Pappadew Salsa
Potato Kugel
Quick Saute of Corn, Tomato, and Zucchini
Quick Saute of Zucchini, Almonds, and Pecorino
Salsa Criollo from Chimu Peruvian Steak House
"Summer Friday" Salad: Sugar Snap Peas, Strawberries, Cucumber, and Pecorino
Tomato-Peppadew Salsa
Two Salads with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Herbs


Aurora, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
, New York, New York
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
, Pocantico Hills, New York
Cheek's Bakery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Chimu Peruvian Steak House, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Colucci's Hilltop Market, Portland, Maine
Cono & Sons O’Pescatore, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cookshop, New York, New York
Dokebi Bar & Grill, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El Bocadito, New York, New York
Elizabeth's, Pittsfield, Mass
Fortunato Brothers bakery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
I Trulli, New York, New York
Italian Bistro, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Katz's Deli, New York, New York
Kitchen 22, New York, New York
Legal Seafoods, Huntington Station, New York
The Queen's Hideaway, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (announcement)
The Queen's Hideaway, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (review)
The Queen's Hideway, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (menu)
The Red Cat, New York, New York
Salt Bar, New York, New York
Smoked, New York, New York
Who Goes to Benihana?
Yonah Schimmel Knishery, New York, New York


Acquisitions Department: Brunch
And Finally, the Kitchen Is Done
All Hail Le Creuset Tres Grand!
Announcing Sugar High Friday #6: Caramel
Apparently, There Is Such a Thing as TOO Healthy
Back from Maine
A Bad Night for Food, a Great Night for Funk
Barefoot in Paris
Bargains Are Where You Find Them
A Blatant Ad for Chowhound’s Chownews
Bring on the Chametz!
Cake Frosting Tips (at the end of the post)
Cereality, for Real (Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Squares)
Cereality, or Why I’m No Visionary
Chocolate Haven? Chocolate Heaven? It's All the Same to Me
Coincidence? Hardly Seems Possible
Cookbooks I Know and Love
The Cult of Le Creuset
Diet Blogs
Does “Vegan” Have to Be Code for “Crap”?
Don Altobell, 1938-2006
Dreaming of Summer
The Fertility Basket
Flora Update
Food Blogging 101
Foods Traditional, Commercial, and Unusual
Foodie Gifts
Four (gulp) More Years?
Hey, If It’s Good Enough for Francois Payard…
Hives for the New Year
A Huge Thank You to Charlie Suisman at Manhattan User’s Guide
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Roadfood
Is There Such a Thing as Privacy in Blogworld?
Jello and Rice for Passover
Marcella Says Knock You Out
Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook
Marzipan at Fortunato Brothers
Modicana Chili Chocolate
Mose, the Carb-Loving Kitty
Mostarda: Good for What Ails You
My Favorite Kitchen Tools
My First Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
My Life in France by Julia Child
News Flash
Note to Self: Always Read Recipes
Nothing to Do With Food, Really
Nu, Chrismukkah?
Oh. My. God. Barbecue
On Burglars, Snowstorms, and Eccentric Chefs
One More Reason to Reconsider That Fast-Food Habit
Orange Cauliflower?!
The Perils of a Late-December Birthday
Post 23, Line 5
Post-Vacation Heartbreak
Post-Vacation Joy
Pretzel Nirvana: Pennsauken Mart Pretzels
Recent Cookbook Acquisitions
RIP Mose Kitty
Some of My Favorite Ingredients
Still Life with Canisters
Stocking Up at Chelsea Market
Suddenly Summer
Sweets That Pack Heat
Taming the Wild Spice Rack
Thanksgiving Recap 2005
Unusual Flora of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Visit from an Old Friend
Welcome to My Kitchen
A Whole Different Kind of Thanksgiving
Words to Eat By Turns 1!
Words to Eat By’s First Annual Foodie Gifts Round-Up
Why Read Me


American Chop Suey
Facon and Eggs
Friday Afternoons
Foods Traditional, Commercial, and Unusual
Grandpa’s Kitchen Sink Tuna Salad
Little Gram's Sauce
Madeleines, Shmadeleines: Kasha Varnishkes
Mushroom Barley Soup
My Life as a Gym Rat (Plus a Really Good Smoothie Recipe)
The Perils of a Late-December Birthday
Ringing in the New Year with Fancy Meat Balls
Smothered Chicken, Jewish Style
The Three Faces of Me: Fat Debbie
The Three Faces of Me: Hot Debbie
The Three Faces of Me: Debbie
Why Read Me



Adventures in Recipe Testing: Spanakopita (no recipe; it sucked)
Artichoke Tortellini Primavera
Artichoke Ravioli with Herb Sauce
Baked Whole-Wheat Penne & Roasted Eggplant
Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad
Black Lentil Stew (leave out the optional chicken broth)
Broiled (or Grilled) Ravioli
Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato Pie
Escarole Braised with White Beans (substitute water or vegetable broth)
Grandpa’s Kitchen Sink Tuna Salad
A Greekish Orzo-Tomato Salad (leave out the chicken sausage)
Lemony Broccoli and Chickpea Pasta
Macaroni & Cheese
Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom, Zucchini, and Escarole Frittata
Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Figs, and Mint and a variation, Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut Squash, and Sage
A Quick Ratatouille-ish Stew (substitute vegetable broth)
Salad for Dinner
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca (uses anchovies)
Three-Bean Turkey Chili
Tomato Tomato Tomato
Tuna, Farro, and White Bean Salad
Vegetable Couscous (with Chicken, if you want)


American Chop Suey
The Barefoot Contessa’s Barbecue Sauce
The Barefoot Contessa’s Turkey Meatloaf
Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, and Pappadew Peppers
Brisket with Dried Cherries and Crimini Mushrooms
Chicken Adobo
Chicken Chili
Chicken Puttanesca with Mushrooms
Chicken with Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Vinegar Peppers (Chicken a la Cono)
Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Cinnamon-Scented Buffalo Stew
Fricasseed Chicken Breasts with Fresh Herbs and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Garam Masala Chicken
A Greekish Orzo-Tomato Salad
Grilled Chipotle-Tequila-Lime Chicken
Herb-Crusted Baked Chicken with Tomato-Peppadew Salsa
Little Gram's Meatballs
Little Gram's Sauce
A Pilaffy-Type Thing for Dinner (no recipe)
Pomegranate Chicken
Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken
The Simplest Herb Marinade Ever
Smothered Chicken, Jewish Style
Spaghetti with Turkey-Pesto Meatballs
Spicy Sauteed Tilapia with Olives and Grape Tomatoes


Adventures in Recipe Testing, Part 2: Chocolate Swirl Shortbread
Amazon Cake (vegan and pareve)
Aztec Hot Chocolate Pudding
Banana Chocolate Chip Birthday Muffins
Bert's Best Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
Best Ever Hot Cocoa Mix
The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World
The Better-Than-Carvel Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
Caramel Apple Pastis
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Squares (low-fat)
Chewy Cocoa Fudge Cookies (low-fat)
Chocolate Cappuccino Wafers (low-fat)
Chocolate Honey Cake
Chocolate Pizzelles (low-fat)
Chocolate Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote (low-fat)
Chocolate Souffle Cake (Kosher for Passover)
Chocolate Yogurt Loaf (low-fat)
Dark Chocolate Layer Cake
Dark Chocolate Pudding (low-fat)
Easy Gingersnap Peach Crisp
Killer Chocolate Cake
My First IMBB, in Which I Try to Replicate the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World
Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans, Raisins, and Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Philadelphia German Butter Cake
Pistachio-Apple Cupcakes (Sugar High Friday)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding (Sugar High Friday)
Raspberry Brownies
Raspberry Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Roasted Pears with Sugar-and-Spiced Pecans and Poire William Caramel Sauce (low-fat) (Sugar High Friday)
Roasted Pineapple (fat-free)
Saucy Chocolate Fudge Cake
Some-Moas (Sugar High Friday)
Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote (fat-free, with Chocolate Polenta Cake)
Sugar High Friday: Stuck On You (Caramel) Round-Up
Turtle Tart (Sugar High Friday)
Superfudgy Low-Fat Brownies
Sweet Corn Coffeecake with Mixed Berries
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies


Applesauce Muffins
Baked Oatmeal
Banana Chocolate Chip Birthday Muffins
Chive & Pepper Biscuits (low-fat)
Cinnamon-Cherry-Pecan (and Chocolate) Coffee Ring (low-fat)
Healthy Banana Chocolate Pecan Bread
Matzo Brei (Kosher for Passover)
Mushroom Omelette (well, sort of)
Oatmeal Pancakes
Oatmeal with Grated Apples, Pecans, and Cinnamon (inspired by French Women Don’t Get Fat)
Oven Puffed Pancake (low-fat)
Pumpkin Bread (low-fat)
Raspberry Bannock Scones
A Really Good Smoothie Recipe
Rustic Part Whole Wheat Bread with Figs and Pecans
Sesame Twists
Strawberry-Banana Muffins (low-fat)
Strawberry-Rhubarb Bread (low-fat)
Sustenance for the Long Road Ahead