After adopting the Feast of St. Pizza idea from these guys in New York last year and applying it to my hometown, we knew we had to make it an annual event. It was just too much fun. In case you’re not familiar with the pizza feast, the basic idea is that you get a group of people together and eat at 10 of the best pizza shops you can find, all in one day. Some cool dudes did it first in NYC, and last year I gathered a group of friends to experience it in my hometown of Lebanon, PA. While I would love to have the feast return to Lebanon again at some point, we wanted to use this template to explore other nearby cities. Philadelphia came to my mind immediately as our next choice. My parents are from Philly, my brother and other family members live there currently and I went to college there for four years, so Philly is what I call my “other hometown.” A good portion of our faithful pizza feasters live in that area as well, so doing Philly as our second city was essentially a no-brainer. [Read more…]
As I mentioned in my Paris post, the fig pizza we had at Pink Flamingo was one of our favorite meals of our honeymoon. Despite the fact that we were in France, our favorite meals in Paris included that pizza and the sushi at Miss Ko. Honestly, the French probably should have kicked us out of the city. They didn’t, thank goodness. But anyway – our first wedding anniversary is on Sunday, so I thought recreating that pizza would be a great way for me to celebrate on the blog. [Read more…]
Well now that I’ve FINALLY covered that wedding of ours here on the blog, it’s about time for me to tell you about that honeymoon we took. That sweet, glorious, perfect, unbelievable honeymoon. The one we took A YEAR ago. Woops. It’s not like I didn’t want to tell you about it, it’s just that I wanted to talk about the wedding first (because we need to go in order), and well … because life happens. But here we are! And don’t you worry – I’m the kind of person who takes notes during her travels so she can remember everything she ate, so I’ll be able to pull those memories out of my brain thanks to my trusty iPhone notes. Near the end of our trip we also spent some time during one of our last meals filling in the gaps of my notes to write down what we did between everything we ate (because I guess that stuff is important too). We realized that we could hardly remember what all we had done at the beginning of the trip, so we had to get it all written down before it became totally impossible to remember. It’s a good thing we did, because otherwise this post would not be nearly as thorough. [Read more…]
I recently spent an entire Saturday eating pizza with a bunch of friends (including the lovely Laura of Roam and Golightly, and she’s talking about this today too!). We visited ten of the best pizza shops in my hometown, eating a slice at each one. So over the course of 12 hours we each ate 10 slices of pizza. Some of you may have been following along on Instagram that day, wondering “WTF?! What is she doing?” Well I’m about to explain myself. Back in September I listened to the second episode of the Pizza Party podcast, which was an interview with the man who invented this thing called “The Feast of St. Pizza.” Rich Greco did it first in NYC, visiting ten of the greatest pizza shops of New York in one day with a few friends. He even created a whole web site for it. I was really inspired by the idea (we all know I love pizza …), and I realized that not only could I do this in my hometown (which actually has a large amount of pizza places), but I knew a lot of my friends would be up to the challenge. [Read more…]
Guess what?! I’M ON A PODCAST. (Check that one off the bucket list! Because we all know I love podcasts …) Gabriel from The Dinner Special Podcast was kind enough to invite me to be on his show. We recorded it a few months ago and now it’s out in the world for your listening pleasure. That’s right: you can hear my voice talk about food blogging and whatnot, but also a LOT about pizza, and especially about making pizza at home. Turns out I’m kind of a pizza freak. So today I wanted to celebrate by sharing my fool-proof pizza recipe with you. [Read more…]
Robert and I recently hung out in Brooklyn for the weekend, something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. It was our first time in NYC together since late December 2012, so the visit was long overdue. As a Christmas/Anniversary gift to each other this past year, we actually promised ourselves a weekend trip to NYC at some point. Sadly it took us until May to get around to it – we kept turning to each other throughout the weekend saying, “Merry Christmas!” We were struggling with picking a weekend because of wedding planning and my best friend’s wedding and festivities, etc. Luckily we were kind of forced into going during a beautiful weekend in May because Robert’s friend asked him to photograph the premiere of a documentary she had produced and directed. (It was a really interesting film about how women are treated within the gaming industry. You can read more about it here.) [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.