nora on 07/04/2014
Chiles en Nogada

Edible History: Chiles en Nogada

The other night I was having dinner with my boyfriend at the wonderful Mexican restaurant Mesa Coyoacán in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My boyfriend is the only other person I know who is as obsessed with Mexican culture and Mexican food as I am. We could talk about the history of urban planning (or lack thereof) in […]

nora on 12/19/2012
Turkish Delight

Edible History: The Delight of a Turkish Delicacy

Like many young children, I was first introduced to the magical confection called Turkish Delight through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the inaugural book of the beloved 1940s series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In the novel, four siblings are sent to the English countryside for protection during WWII. During their […]