Fresh Meat: Jamie at the Slaughterhouse

by Zora O'Neill on September 16, 2009

So, as of this moment, I still have not seen my appearance on Jamie Oliver’s show about the US. But now I have seen a couple of clips from it, thanks to Eat Me Daily. And here’s the post about it. “Scary inner workings” of the halal butcher? Maybe I’m in too deep, and way […]


Summer drinks: Hello Oxymeli, Good-bye Rooh Afza

by Zora O'Neill on May 26, 2009

I’ve lived in Astoria for 11 years. There are lots of grocery stores here, and new foodstuffs all the time. But it’s been a long time since I’ve found something I’ve never even heard of: oxymeli. It was just sitting there, all innocent, on the shelf at my usual Greek grocery, Greek House on 30th […]


Stunt Cooking

by Zora O'Neill on February 13, 2009

I am deeply suspicious of any kind of cooking that involves countdown clocks, secret ingredients, yelling men or arbitrary rules.


Hunts Point Fish Market

by Zora O'Neill on November 28, 2008

Photos are up over at Flickr. Not a lot of them. But still–such pretty, pretty fish. Even if the setting is now totally dull and industrial–no Brooklyn Bridge twinkling in the night. Perhaps saddest of all, there’s no bar nearby to warm up in before the big shop, as we did in 2005. We loaded […]