Daily Archives: April 17, 2009

Nuts For Nuts

I’ve often wondered how food carts around the City get to their destination. This morning I passed an unassuming white truck with the letters M & M painted in black on the driver and passenger doors. Four men unloaded boxes of hotdogs, bags of ice and paper goods for the day’s work along the Southern edge of the Mall’s Literary Walk. img_50012 img_50051

Boys Club

What’s wrong with this picture?

Taste of the Upper West Side

Taste of the Upper West Side

OR this picture?

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In 1999, Marion Burros summed up some of the reasons why women chefs were missing in the kitchen. Citing NYC’s competition as the prime reason for men’s rise to celebrity status, it’s interesting to see that, if you base an assumption on the upcoming “taste of the upper west side,” the boys still outnumber the girls.

Maybe it’s because women chefs work on the Upper East Side or Downtown. Coincidentally, or not, on the very same day I learned of the UWS Taste Fest, I met Jennifer Yee, pastry chef at Aureole. She’s kinda photogenic, eh?

Jennifer Yee, pastry chef, Aureole, East 61st Street

Jennifer Yee, pastry chef, Aureole, East 61st Street