We have a winner!

Congratulations to Eleanor. Your name was chosen at random in the summertime sweepstakes!

Your awesome prize includes a great veggie cookbook and a cute cutting board shaped just like an eggplant. Thanks for reading and entering!

I’ll be at sleepaway camp for three weeks, so I might not be blogging much, but I hope everyone keeps cooking and having a wonderful summer!

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Lots To Report

I had a great weekend at the pop-up Super Duper Market in Chelsea. There were so many great people and vendors there!

I met the awesome cartoonist Maira Kalman, who was there because she illustrated a very useful book about healthy and delicious food. I also met AndrewAndrew–yes it’s two guys but one name. I think they are mainly DJs and performers but they also bake the cutest cookies in the world!! I meant to take a picture of the one I got, but I was too busy eating it!

I met Neesa Peterson, who owns Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls at 124 MacDougall St. Her New Orleans-style snow cones were so fluffy and refreshing, they would have been good even without syrup, but we had pear! Delicious! (You can check her out at www.iwsnoballs.com)

Speaking of delicious, my friend isaac and I ate two whole bags of King County beef jerky (www.kingcountyjerky.com). It was VERY good.

Did you know you can get Montral-style bagels right in NYC? I didn’t until I saw Mile End Deli at the Super Duper Market. I plan on visiting their store at 53 Bond. St. one day soon.

There were so many other great products there. These are just a few. Thanks to Paper Magazine for organizing it! I hope they do it again! BUT . . .

The fun didn’t stop after the weekend. On Monday, my camp group visited Eataly in the Flatiron District. It’s a huge Italian marketplace and restaurant complex. I might dream about the fresh, homemade mozzarella we sampled!

 

ONE LAST THING: Don’t forget that I’ll be using random.org to pick a winner in the summertime “veggie” contest later this week. If you haven’t already entered, you still have time!

Summer is Happiness

 

 

Summer IS Happiness!! And wouldn’t winning a cool prize from EveInTheKitchen make summer that much better? Well–I think so!

At camp, we’re visiting a bunch of the city’s green markets, including the enormous one at Union Square. The fruits and vegetables look like works of art, and the sellers are so knowledgable and friendly.  So this week’s awsome prize is something vegetable-related . . . I promise you’ll love it! Just leave a comment on the blog or like it on Facebook to enter.

Good luck–and remember–you never know what’s going to “turnip” on EveInTheKitchen!

Salumeria Rosi–The Best Italian Restaurant on the Upper West Side!

Remember when I told you that we were going to take a bunch of great field trips during summer camp at Bank Street?

Today we went to one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to.

The food was amazing, the customer service was great, and the atmosphere was homey and inviting.

I asked so many questions about the food and the staff answered every one knowledgebly.

I tasted almost everything on the menu, which includes many artisan salamis, cheeses, and pastas and the best little bits of puff pastry filled with meats and herbs.

If you have a chance, I have to insist that you go. You’ll love it too!

You are probably wondering the name of this wonderful restaurant–it’s Salumeria Rosi at 283 Amstersdam Ave.

Who runs this wonderful place of fabulous food and exceptional service? It’s Cesare Casella! Here’s a picture of this mastermind of Italian cooking:

 

To learn more, visit their Web site at www.SalumeriaRosi.com

Thank you Mr. Casella and your whole incredible staff for one of the best Italian meals imaginable!