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Sitting and looking around the small Brooklyn bakery, I jumped a little when I heard the food prep guy call my name: "Allison!" I scurried over to retrieve my warm slice of cauliflower-gorgonzola quiche, nestled into a pile of greens drizzled with rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette. The quiche was delicious – maybe the best I've ever had (which is weird, since I just got back from a year in France). The vinaigrette was light and perfectly savory, inspiring me to try adding fresh rosemary to my homemade dressings one of these days. I sipped peppermint-infused jasmine green tea between bites.
I ate alone, but I felt hopeful. It was my first lunch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where I'd be living for the next month. I tried to read a little (The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde) so as not to seem like a lonely weird girl, but I was buzzing with too much excitement, and worry, and all the excess energy that accompanies new adventures.
I spent my whole life in New York City's shadow, growing up in Jersey, just across the bay (close enough, in fact, to see the smoke rising from the World Trade Center on September 11th). Now, I was finally going to be living there myself. Living and working in New York City. Me. What? It felt (and feels) so surreal, to begin a new chapter of my life in one of the world's greatest cities. But despite my anxieties, and the newness of it all, I know one thing: if the food is this good, I can get through it.
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It's great if you like really old art history. It goes into a lot of Biblical art and teaches you how date the works by their styles and how to decode iconography and things like that. Definitely for art nerds lol.
That quiche sounds incredible. I love the way cauliflower just sort of makes everything that much better. And I loved this card. I've totally done the reading-to-distract-that-I'm-alone-at-a-cafe thing before, except mine was spinach florentine crepes and How To Read A Painting by Patrick De Rynck.
Cool! Sounds like my style :) I'll totally check it out!!
@danidee Is that a good book? It sounds really cool from the title!! And hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one who tries to hide behind books and food to disguise loneliness... :)