Kabocha Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves


Autumn is comforting.  The warm, convivial mood the season brings is pervasive.  And when autumn comes around, so do gourds.  Lots of them.  Butternut squash, pumpkin, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, kabocha squash.  They show up at farmer’s market tables and grocery stores begging, pleading to be roasted, put into stews, made into pies, tossed into [...]

NYC: ‘inoteca


NYC is expen$$$ive.  But that’s not going to stop me from eating well, drinking good wine, and having fun!  What is the solution to wanting the good life, yet facing limited funds, you ask.  Yes, you could problem solve with a sugar daddy, or the maxing out of the credit card, or the asking of [...]

Oaxaca: Mercado 5 de Septiembre


I miss Mexico.  I miss the tortillas and the meats being grilled by parrilleros at the infinite taquerias.  I miss the people, who can use their hands to transform masa (cornmeal dough) into the most fantastic culinary creations.  I miss the dizzying assortment of dried chilis sold from stands in the markets, which are ground [...]

NYC: Mott Phở Bang


I arrive to a new city.  No matter what state or continent I find myself in, no matter what language the people are speaking, no matter what term they use for the public transit system ….I know there will be pho.  There has to be pho.  In Paris’ 13th arrondisement there was Le Bambou, in [...]


Mais non, Je Blague features food photograhpy and thought by Erin Mosbaugh.