Last week’s snow and bitter temperatures kept me in the kitchen for several hours each day. I simmered a big pot of meatballs, roasted a chicken, made chicken soup with the chicken bones and changed the salads and side dishes to keep mealtimes interesting.
Valentine’s Day weekend begins tomorrow, and restaurants throughout the city will be serving up luscious fare with a side of romance.
On the second day of Chinese New Year, I switched on PBS and watched Martha Stewart prepare pho. She filled a big stockpot with marrow bones, ox tails, fatty brisket, spices and stock and allowed it to simmer for several hours.
Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. In honor of the Year of the Horse, I decided to review Han Dynasty, which opened in Old City three months ago.