Jessica Harris

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  • 14 years ago

    The fashionista dictum that you should ignore anything you wore the first time when it comes around again may hold true for elephant bell-bottoms and Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses. But in the culinary realm the second time around is often mor...

  • 14 years ago

    China and Japan are the poles of Gotham's Asian culinary universe. It is impossible to walk more than a block or two without bumping into a spot purveying food from one or the other. Yet as often as we crack open chopsticks and chow down, we rarel...

  • 14 years ago

    As an only child, I don't truly understand the dynamics of siblings, so I was amazed several years back to note twin Italian eateries flanking an apartment entrance at the same address. Each is owned by the same company, but, like so many siblings...

  • 14 years ago

    In our return to the new normalcy, we all have become a lot more thoughtful about what America is. As one who had long found a people's history on their plates, I was surprised to find myself musing on New American cuisine at Guastavino's, British...

  • 14 years ago

    Aside from some enclaves in deep Miami, there's never been any doubt about the African side of Cuba. It sings forth in the rhythms of rumba and peeks from behind Catholic saints in religious processions and Lucumi ceremonies. It certainly turns up...

  • 14 years ago

    It all began when my editor and I went out to celebrate my completing a manuscript scarcely more than a year late. She suggested a new place where she'd had a grand meal and we headed off to Marseille, a nouveau né on the increasingly gentr...


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