Yep, just food. I guess I'm just a fully initiated food blogger now. I didn't forget to snap the french fries with red pepper mayonnaise, the fried green tomatoes with fresh ricotta, or the buttery steak with provolone cheese sauce. I just forgot to snap a picture of Times Square and the Hearst Tower and Central Park and of my little sisters walking down 5th Avenue. I also forgot to snap a picture of me winning $5000 at the Good Housekeeping Cook your Heart Cook Off. (Don't worry-my sister snapped a few. Plus it's all going to be on TV in October.) All of the recipes looked and sounded utterly fantastic, including the Tropical Shrimp Ceviche that took the $125,000 grand prize. I won the Ethnics Food Category with my North African Grilled Chicken Foldovers. Suprise, suprise; I didn't get a picture. You'll have to use your imagination. This Tuesday morning, I feel nothing but completely blissful. I spent the weekend in NYC with two of my sisters, ate like a Queen, saw many of my favorite cooking contest friends (and made some new favorites), saw a fantastic show on Broadway, visited my favorite paintings at the MOMA, got to hang out at the gorgeous Good Housekeeping offices, and to top it off, I won $5000. Not bad for a weekend of pleasure and leisure. Deeply contented sigh to follow.
Oh, and I did remember to take one more picture. Here I am back at home, eating NYC bagels with my crew in our I heart NYC T-shirts. Thank goodness there was food involved, or I may not have remebered to snap a photo at all.
Be back tomorrow with some buzz about an innovative new cookbook.
PS The next time I go to NYC, I'm inviting Mom, Laurie, Lisa, Leslie, Michelle, Sung Jin, Rosie and Catherine. Heidi and Mary Kate can come back, too. And Dad-he's used to being around a ton of girls.