Ratatouille is a Provencal dish that originated in Nice, in the South of France. Needless to say that this dish became popular after the Disney movie of the same name and it is now not uncommon to see it on menus in New York. Comforting, this is the kind of dish where every family has its own recipe. Some cook the vegetables separately. others together. Even the way the vegetables are cut can differ, some preferring them grossly cut and others, like myself, small. Know that it has to cook for a long time and you will surely get a fantastic smell in your apartment.
We were in Harlem for an event when we saw Sexy Taco Dirty Cash. Those who think that it is a Mexican version of Hooters, you will be disappointed. No, it is just a restaurant with an interesting menu. Corails for instance have creative names that fit the theme: Thai me up (with Thai tea - my first choice, but unfortunately they ran out of Thai tea), Dirty Ole’Man (my second choice, but again, they did not have one of the ingredients) or the Victors Secret. As I was set finally on having a drink with Scotch, I settled for the Penicilin #3. Quite good, it was made with lemon and yuzu that gave a refreshing citrusy taste.