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1999 Stories by Jessica Harris

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  • Sumptuous Food on Special Reserve

    published December 28, 1999

    Sometimes I feel not unlike Columbus, an adventurer in search of spices. I add cardamom to my coffee, ras al hanout to my roast lamb, and even... More >>

  • Bippity Boppity Belle

    published December 14, 1999

    Some restaurants beckon with bright lights and fancy facades. Others prominently post alluring menus. Still others entice with contented crowds... More >>

  • The Ins and Outs of Milk and Mold

    published November 30, 1999

    Where once coffee and cognac or a frothy pastry confection were the only postprandial options at Gotham's Gallic eateries, increasingly waiters... More >>

  • 'Cue the Kalbi

    published November 16, 1999

    New York is not a barbecue town. Yet while we don't do justice to the Southern classic, we do celebrate the commingling of meat and flame with... More >>

  • Dinner Theater

    published November 2, 1999

    Just as sitting ringside or courtside has always been the dream of boxing buffs and hoop mavens, astute foodies also yearn to be near the center... More >>

  • Baby Blue

    published October 19, 1999

    Jamaican restaurants in Brooklyn are as numerous as goats on the Trelawny roads, but when Leadfoot Louie, my trusted guide to island cuisine,... More >>

  • Comidas con Fusión

    published October 5, 1999

    When I moved to the Village in the '70s, Asia de Cuba was a joint on Eighth Avenue where impecunious artsy types hunkered down at a luncheonette... More >>

  • Slow Boat to Monrovia

    published September 21, 1999

    When I exit the subway at my stop, Nostrand Avenue, the scene recalls great West African markets like Dakar's Sandaga or Abidjan's Treicheville:... More >>

  • Louie Louie à la Français

    published September 7, 1999

    I didn't head for the beach on my vacation. Instead I searched out used bookstores and homed in on the cookbook sections like a... More >>

  • A Family Affair

    published August 24, 1999

    If you can't hop the Hampton Jitney or put the fire out on the eponymous island, you can still garner a bit of salt air and a hint of New England... More >>

  • Blue's Buppies

    published August 10, 1999

    My neighborhood's changing—again. Former bodegas offer designer coffees along with the de rigueur mangoes, real estate brokers patrol the... More >>

  • Pretty Ducks All in a Row

    published July 27, 1999

    I have a weakness for restaurants that look as though transported from an outer arrondissement—places where I half expect the mustachioed... More >>

  • East Village Other

    published July 13, 1999

    Gentrification is the scourge of bohemians both budding and gone to seed. The transformation from happening to hot to ho-hum occurs in the blink... More >>

  • Ital Itations

    published June 29, 1999

    Most religions have their dietary rules. No meat on Fridays for Catholics, no pork for Jews, no pork or alcohol for Mohammedans, no meat for... More >>

  • Return to the Tonic

    published June 15, 1999

    As someone who's passed the half-century mark, I know that this culture reveres neither old people nor old buildings. It's refreshing, therefore,... More >>

  • Gone Fishin'

    published June 1, 1999

    In this food-crazed metropolis, the success of one or two emporium-cum-eatery concepts has spawned a raft of unworthy clones. A few chairs near... More >>

  • Tabletop Editing

    published May 18, 1999

    A fashion adage suggests that jewelry be edited: once all pieces are on, one should be removed at the last minute. I'm not sure I agree about the... More >>

  • I, the Jury

    published May 4, 1999

    I consider jury duty the carbuncle on the backside of my life. I've wriggled and wrangled and just plain lied to get out of it. This time,... More >>

  • Spring Willow

    published April 20, 1999

    We all need an array of restaurants in our lives. There's the joint where the food is fine, the price is right, and they deliver on rainy nights,... More >>

  • Bookpeople's Banquette

    published April 6, 1999

    One of the early restaurants to stake a claim in what over the past decade it helped establish as the Flatiron district, L'acajou is a lunchtime... More >>

  • Home Depot

    published March 23, 1999

    A few weeks ago I asked Leadfoot Louis, my Jamaican taxi-driver friend and guide to island things, where he went for the cornmeal porridge he... More >>

  • A Little Lite Music

    published March 9, 1999

    No one will argue that a noisy restaurant is unpleasant, but music, if any, should also be appropriate to the setting. I organize my mind with... More >>

  • Soho Abcedarius

    published February 23, 1999

    The Gallic culture with which I enjoy the greatest affinity is viniculture. Like many early winos, I rejoiced in the discovery of the French... More >>

  • M-m-m Mumbai

    published February 9, 1999

    Indian fusion has gone so far I'm expecting to encounter curried foie gras any day— so far it made me long to revisit traditional dishes. So... More >>

  • Buena Ideya

    published January 26, 1999

    Christmas was over, Easter was far away, I needed a break, but the calendar was too crunched for a weekend getaway. I'd just about despaired when... More >>

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