From Blog To Book, Dinner: A Love Story Brings Food For Thought To The Masses

When they do eat out… “Our favorite place by far is Blue Hill Café at Stone Barns. Nine times out of 10, if there’s a free weekend, we will be there eating homemade bologna sandwiches [the one with the finely minced pickled vegetables!], natural peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chopped egg and asparagus salad on toast, cheddar-chive scones... You literally can’t go wrong.” 

Other faves include… Los Gemelos in Port Chester “for authentic Mexican”, MP Taverna in Irvington, Harper’s in Dobbs Ferry, The Parlor (also in Dobbs) “for their pizza and especially their Brussels sprout salad with chile oil and Rice Krispies,” and Calcutta in Ardsley for Indian takeout. 

And for the best ingredients… “From June through November, I get as much as possible at the Hastings-on-Hudson farmers’ market, and supplement with Trader Joe’s in Hartsdale. The rest of the year, it’s TJ’s and Whole Foods in Yonkers. And if I’m at Sal’s, I will always swing by and pick up the pre-made raviolis and meatballs at Mercurio’s on Mamaroneck Ave.” 

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