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Turduckens, Cockentrices and Helmeted Cocks | Imaginative beasts

by Marilyn Z. on November 20th, 2012

So it’s thanksgiving and every food blog on the planet is dishing out juicy turkey and sweet potato pie recipes, so I decided to pitch in by introducing all of you to the wonderful world of Engastration, magnificent beasts and the downright bizarre. Engastrination Engastration...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Montreal, New York, Side orders


[VIDEO OF THE WEEK] When Harry met Sally – Diner scenes roundup

by Marilyn Z. on November 14th, 2012

Image credits: Katz’s Delicatessen – by Beyond My Ken This is the first in a series of Video content that I’m going to start featuring on the blog weekly. The idea for this series was born when I asked friends on Facebook to name their...

No Comments  Eating out, New York, Side orders, Video of the week


IKEA | The evil layout

by Marilyn Z. on November 4th, 2012

Recently, my collegues and I went to IKEA from some serious dose of adult fun. Because lets face it, no matter how many times we’ve been, or how much we insist that we hate the swedish furniture store and its expertly, cunningly designed circuit that...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Paris, Side orders, Travel


Trick or treat
Halloween Recipe Roundup

by Marilyn Z. on October 27th, 2012

Mummy hotdogs Spider web pizza Mummy dip Spider infested multi layered jello Apple bites Monster eyes

6 Comments   Beautiful foods, Side orders


Hyotan | Fancy some Tokyo in Paris?

by Marilyn Z. on October 15th, 2012

Tucked away behind an inconspicuous door, on a quiet street, in the 8th district (arrondissement) Hyotan is a two story restaurant with a Sushi bar on the ground floor and a seating area on the first. Barely big enough to fit 50 people, the restaurant...

No Comments  Eating out, Paris, Travel


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by Marilyn Z. on October 14th, 2012

85 year old, Jiro Ono, runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny ten seat sushi restaurant in a tokyo metro station, who just happens to be regarded as the best sushi joint in the world. It has been granted 3 stars by the Michelin guide, an exceptional...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Paris, Travel


Moving out of Lebanon?
Here’s a checklist of food to take with you

by Marilyn Z. on October 11th, 2012

Lovingly illustrated by my dear friend Suzanne Anhoury.

11 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Montreal, Mother knows best, New York, Paris, Side orders, Travel


Urbanista | Hipster heaven

by Marilyn Z. on August 15th, 2012

The best thing about Urbanista is the seating arrangements. Did you come armed with your laptop and the intention of finishing that logo today? Have a seat at the large table next to the library and spend the day if you like. Looking to hang...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out, Travel


Marinella | Some Italy in Mar Mikhael

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012

Marinella has got to be the yummiest trattoria in all of Beirut. And I chose my worlds carefully as I say so. The first time I went there I was mostly intrigued by the fact that the restaurant only opened for lunch Monday trough Saturday....

No Comments  Beirut, Eating out


Toothpaste tasting

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012

All my life I have been buying toothpaste based on what it tasted like rather than how good it was for my teeth. I remember when I was a kid there was a type of Crest toothpaste that was a royal blue gel with tiny...

2 Comments   Face off, Side orders, The lab

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