The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Beef Brisket, Lentil Soup, Charcuterie and Cheese


Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past.

Today’s fond reminiscences …


Robert Sietsema: Sliced beef brisket at Mable’s Smokehouse (44 Berry Street, Brooklyn, 718-218-6655).

Chantal Martineau: Lentil soup at Beny’s Delice (903 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 718-622-1400).

Lauren Shockey: Garlic and herb spread at a class at the Institute of Culinary Education (50 West 23rd Street, 212-847-0700).

Rebecca Marx: Lentils with carrot, sage leaves, and garlic, from a Mario Batali recipe, at home.

Victoria Bekiempis: Charcuterie and cheese, at a friend’s house.