Emily made an Aperol Spritz station with an impressive citrus arrangement, and then brought out several pints of Baskin-Robbins mint-and-chip (mint-chip?) I was a little freaked out from the pork-dumpling incident of 2017, and I kept convincing myself that I had food poisoning, so in preparing for the worst, I had popcorn for lunch. 6 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced on the bias, 4 celery stalks and leaves, very thinly sliced on the bias, 1 bunch fresh cilantro, tender leaves and stems, cut into 2-inch pieces, 1 fresh green chile, such as Thai, jalapeño or Bird's Eye, seeds removed, thinly sliced, 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar, plus more as needed, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more as needed, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling. And “The Chicken,” with 500-plus reviews, in just over a month. There are in the region of 125 recipes. It’s so fucking good, I go out of my way at least once a month just to order this dish. And it’s hard to mention only a few of them. We had oysters, head-on shrimp, a really nice radicchio salad, clams in vinho verde (like everyone else on your Instagram feed, I went to Portugal this year and these are the closest I’ve had to the clams I had in Portugal), braised squid with black beans, and the chicken skewers with yogurt and onions. Sort by. It’s tossed with tons of chiles, black-bean paste, scallion, and garlic. All rights reserved. In the book, I only have one cookie recipe, and it’s for these salted butter-chocolate-chunk shortbreads that are, in my opinion, way better than a chocolate-chip cookie. Transfer to a large bowl or serving platter and top with the sesame seeds, lots of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Sunday, October 22While I’m certainly the better cook between us, Benjy still makes better scrambled eggs than I do, which is annoying, but I’ll let him have it. Usually, it’s just my boyfriend and me, so I was especially excited to go with a group of six. Monday, October 23In the morning, I went to Extra Crispy HQ to shoot a little Facebook Live, where I made some “Avocado with Everything,” from my book, which is basically a halved avocado with everything seed mix on top. Do we want to see what happens when those go away? After I left, I thought I’d take advantage of the Industry City food-court thing and try a new dumpling spot. Because I was in Bed-Stuy, this smoothie cost me $5.09 with tax. Afterward, we were pretty drained from an emotional weekend and decided to go home early. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription, Cookbook Author Alison Roman’s Grub Street Diet, DoorDash Will Pay $2.5 Million in Tip-Skimming Settlement, The Grub Street Guide to Thanksgiving Takeout in NYC, I Miss My Restaurant Family, Unfortunately. Hours, which felt like days, passed, and still no XFF. This morning, I had to run an errand pretty early, so I left the house without breakfast. Pickle-flavored seltzer is finally here. After the aura-reading (mine was mostly blue and pink with some yellow-green at the bottom) and before the massage, we got some Vietnamese snacks. To celebrate, she feasted on Cheetos Puffs (“a superior Cheetos”) and Baskin-Robbins ice cream. The bold spice of the fresh chiles, toasty nuttiness of the sesame seeds and bright crunch of the celery are all so satisfying. Is it any good? After that, I ran into the city to work at The Wing, which is where I do most of my office-type work (and shower after yoga). Toward the end of the night, I think I must have had at least half of the pie to myself. This smoothie had peanut butter, almond milk, kale, spinach, and ginger. I actually feel most productive in bed. Consider her recipe for “The Stew”: an unassuming chickpea-turmeric concoction that amassed some 5,000 hashtagged shout-outs on Instagram (many of which made their way to Roman’s own feed, in screenshotted glory). Greta was hosting, and she made a lovely dip station with hummus doctored with preserved lemon and walnuts, yogurt with salsa verde stirred into it, and sour-cream-and-onion dip from a pop-top can, as God intended. A place where anyone can submit recipes, ask questions and share advice. Alison Roman Recipes is a group of recipes collected by the editors of NYT Cooking. The only cure for this combo is an extra-toasted everything bagel with cream cheese (I also take capers, onions, and cucumbers on mine), an iced coffee, and a lemon Spindrift.