What Are We Eating?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Matt/Brooklyn, NY

Easter Sunday, everything bagel, smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, capers.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Leigh Wells/Brooklyn, NY

A good friend had to leave town for a family emergency. She charged a few of us with the feat of eating an orphaned pomelo. It was too big to finish, but somehow...the pastries weren't.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

When Jilly Met Deli / LES

After seeing Anthony Bourdain talk about eating his way through the
world & how the New York bucket list is so totally deli, it was what
felt like the longest train ride, taxi, & traffic jam at the counter
to try to satiate per suggestion. Since Katz's scorns vegetarians
almost as much as Bourdain does, Garrett & Jilly make him proud here
with pastrami & roast beef while theme-thrilled Gayathri enters a
pickle eating contest with herself, & Joanie checks the out-of-towner
& Meg Ryan fan boxes. Unidentified rapper photo on nearby wall.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Matt/Olympic National Park, WA

A great camping meal near Rialto Beach: smoked king salmon and brown rice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Matt & Teri/Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Started our summer road trip by flying into L.A. I was on a mission to eat lots of Mexican food (not that hard on the West Coast). So why not Korean-Mexican food? Loved the spicy red chili pepper sauce on my shrimp taco.

Monday, August 09, 2010


Gayathri/Melbourne, originally uploaded by What Are We Eating?.

"Had to flee my sketchy hostel into the rain early morning but ran into
this reward. Baked Eggs of the Day (cauliflower + cheese), Birdman
Eating on Gertrude Street."

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Naomi/Waldo, Ohio

Naomi/Waldo, Ohio, originally uploaded by What Are We Eating?.

The famous fried bologna sandwich.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Red Bull NY fans/Newark, NJ

Amazing pre-game Portuguese food at Coimbra restaurant/bar in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. Washed down with Sagres beer on draught. This place is the real deal, filled with old guys watching football and buying cigarettes from the vending machine. Unfortunately, the Red Bulls were defeated 0-1 by the Seattle Sounders later on.

Mussels in Marinara Sauce
(Mexilhoes a marinheira)

Stuffed Crabs
(Carangueijos recheados)

Cod Fish Coimbra Style
(Bacalhau a Coimbra)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


"Matzoh ball soup, pickles, chopped liver, root beer, pastrami and hot mustard on rye. Gawwwwwwwd."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Matt/Brooklyn, NY

Lunch 4/28/10, originally uploaded by What Are We Eating?.

I made hummus the other day for the first time in my life. I really like hummus. It's incredibly easy to make.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jorge's Breakfast/Brooklyn, NY

"banana liquida, goat yogurt, and co op granola and trail mix. it's my bacon and eggs."

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The NY Times Biting My Style

NYT.com asks, "What are you eating right now?" and strangely doesn't cite this blog as inspiration.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saya/Brooklyn, NY

, originally uploaded by raburabunakamachi.

This is the seafood blince at Gambrinus, a Russian pectopah in Brighton Beach. Thanks to raburabunakamachi for the pictures of her recent visit. I've walked past many times but now I'll be sure to try it. Gambrinus, by the way, is the patron saint of beer.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flying While Eating

Menu Nomad's latest post gives us a look at the meal options on Air France. It got me thinking about some of my most memorable airplane food experiences. And the most memorable has to be the one I don't remember. It was 1998 and I was being flown first class from Chicago to Tokyo on JAL where my first job out of college awaited me. The champagne flowed before takeoff. Then it was gin. The guy sitting next to me was a connoisseur of airplane liquor, and he was advising me on every round. We smoked cigarettes in our leather seats. "Wasn't that frowned upon in 1998?" you ask. Take it from L.P. Hartley, folks: "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

And I have no idea what the hell we ate.

I do like pictures of airplane food, though, and that's something that hasn't been featured much, if at all, on What Are We Eating? So thanks to Luxemburgerlis on flickr here are some amazing shots of first-class meal service on Thai Airways.

Luxemburgerlis/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"First course - wing beans, smoke duck, salmon & halibut, grilled zuchini & porcini mushroom
BKK - FRA - 1st meal"

"BKK - FRA - 1st meal
Main course - scallop in white sauce, (overcooked) peas and carrots."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Terry Richardson/NYC

Various American candy

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Paul / Tokyo, Japan

タックカルビチーズ石焼, originally uploaded by aka.me.

Wow, looks like a dol sot bibimbap with kalbi, bamboo, and cheese. (and kim on the side!) Some Korean mash up action going on in Tokyo.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Foodprint NYC

"Foodprint NYC is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. From a cluster analysis of bodega inventories to the cultural impact of the ice-box, and from food deserts to peak phosphorus, panelists will examine the hidden corsetry that gives shape to urban foodscapes, and collaboratively speculate on how to feed New York in the future. The free afternoon program will include designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, food retailers, and others, for a wide-ranging discussion of New York’s food systems, past and present, as well as opportunities to transform our edible landscape through technology, architecture, legislation, and education.

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Studio-X (180 Varick St., Suite 1610, New York, NY 10014)

Free and open to the public

Program Schedule:

Zoning Diet: Sean Basinski, Joel Berg, Nevin Cohen, Stanley Fleishman
Culinary Cartography: Jonathan Bogarín, Makalé Faber Cullen, David Haskell, Naa Oyo A. Kwate
Edible Archaeology: Rebecca Federman, William Grimes, Annie Hauck-Lawson, David Sax
Feast, Famine, and Other Scenarios: Amale Andraos, Marcelo Coelho, Natalie Jeremijenko, Beverly Tepper

Sunday, January 31, 2010


After Tino Seghal, originally uploaded by TeriireT.

Pizza and Budweiser after the Guggenheim.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Matt/Brooklyn, NY

We had a block of tofu, some bok choy, a zucchini, and mushrooms. Some of it went toward a healthy dish and the rest was sacrificed in a mad urge to fry stuff.

Also, on a recent cold January night I decided to bust out a bottle of Stone Vertical Epic (a Belgian strong dark ale by way of San Diego) from '06 that had been sitting in my refrigerator. I'm happy to report it aged magnificently.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Brad/Antlers, OK

"Chicken fried steak at Able's BBQ"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Das Racist/NYC

"Chicken and Meat"

Friday, November 27, 2009

Teri/Brooklyn, NY

DSC_0077, originally uploaded by TeriireT.

"butternut squash, pumpkin, pumpkin, apple"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Aira/Vancouver, Canada

"Grilled chicken and baked sweet potato."

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"Raw Apple Medallions with Fennel and Sage Stuffing

peeled, cored, seasoned, compressed with a vacuum-sealer, stuffed with filling, dehydrated..."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Here's an exhibition at Lana Santorelli Gallery in NYC that should be of interest to What Are We Eating? fans. (via NY Art Beat)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jillian/Catskills, NY

"Smoked gouda in a log cabin."

Monday, October 05, 2009

Joe/Kansas City, Missouri

Joe/Missouri, USA, originally uploaded by What Are We Eating?.

"Honey dijion glazed pork chop with sautéed swiss chard and a baked sweet potato topped with butter, cinnamon, and cheyenne pepper. Washed down with a Boulevard Bob's 47. "

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Paul/Tokyo, Japan

Home-made Ramen, originally uploaded by aka.me.

"Home-made Ramen"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Becky/East Midlands, UK

"Roasted Grey Mullet with tomatoes and celery"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


, originally uploaded by no but and or yes.

This one was passed along by a waffle-obsessed friend. I agree, this is fine wafflemanship.