Best Desserts 2021

Europe & US Dark Chocolate Lovers Boston – Giulia – Chocolate Panna Cotta Boston – Blackbird – Chocolate Donut Boston – Clear Flour Bakery – Bouchon Boston – LA Burdick – Hot Chocolate NYC – Sant Ambroeus – Hot Chocolate NYC – Mel – Sourdough Chocolate Croissant NYC – Boucherie – Chocolate Mousse Chicago – […]


Dolce Neve (one of the best ice cream places in the country) Uchi (go at Happy Hour for reasonably priced and excellent sushi) la Barbecue (I think this place is better than Franklin Barbecue, but feel free to try both) Turf N Surf Po’ Boy (terrific fish) Waltons Fancy and Staple (go have a golden […]


A series of financial disclosures, both previous and current holdings, with my thoughts. Updated Nov 3, 2021 Tesla (2010)— First stock I ever bought. Also the most successful. Also the only reason why there’s the list below. [Update: I sold when it hit $419 at 21x ROI. Had I held for another couple years, it […]

Ben Ellman’s Guide to Sourcing Music

  The following is quoted verbatim for posterity, and easy linking. via publicradioNYC Here are a few suggestions: FreeMusicArchive – I have to admit, I was wary about FreeMusicArchive for really silly reasons. My opinion was colored by the countless evenings I spent in middle school searching the rough, honestly pretty crappy sound effects library websites […]


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How long can I freeze heavy cream?

According to OurEverydayLife, “Heavy cream is good for three to four months frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or less.” Note: Once heavy cream has defrosted, you will not be able to make whipped cream from it because jagged crystals can develop during the freezing process that may pierce fat globules. If you intend to make […]