A Small and Simple Thing

Brooks Reitz
Subpar musings on cooking, cocktails, product discoveries, music, travel, style and other personal anecdotes - mostly centered around food and drink, but sometimes not at all.
Created 04 Aug 2020
  • The Italians drink best
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Hello, friends. I’ve a short dispatch for you today, but it promises to be a good one. Read more
  • A delightful dish that screams "Lowcountry"
    21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    A quick lunch and a lightbulb moment Last week I went to Veggie Bin, our local green grocer, to pick up some of our staples: good eggs and good milk, both from local farms. There was a flat of green p...
  • A dose of much needed inspo
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 5
    Fresh off a visit to New York City, and full of inspiration for cooking at home. After being away for two years, we decided to stick to the hits - places we know and love - and that would give us a se...
  • NYC, Here I come.
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    We are heading to NYC this morning for our first pre-COVID visit. Notwithstanding the recent flooding and the growing concern over the Delta variant, we are hell-bent on having a good time. To that en...
  • Great artists steal.
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    There is a famous Picasso quote that goes something like “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” (Some say it was “Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” Some say it was completely misattribut...
  • Living in Pajamas
    24 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 10
    I’ve got a late in the day dispatch for you today. Thank you, as always, for following along. I’d love to hear from more of you about what you enjoy reading here, and what parts you hate. Feel free to...
  • When the cupboard is bare...
    17 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    We returned home Sunday afternoon from a 6-week road trip, hungry and haggard. Our fridge, which I take great pride in cleaning before any long trip, was as we left it: empty. May I report: I wasn’t w...
  • Crab City
    10 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 6
    This week we are staying on the Chesapeake Bay - our first several days we spent at the Wylder Hotel on the quaint and quiet Tilghman Island, home to the last fleet of working skipjack boats in Americ...
  • An overlooked cookbook
    03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 5
    It seems there is a new must-have cookbook coming out every week. My own collection has swelled to an unmanageable status and in recent months I’ve started to seek out new cookbooks from the library i...
  • My Big Fat NYC Dining Guide
    27 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    We’re at peak summertime travel and over the last few weeks I’ve had several friends reach out to me for various intel on places I’ve spent a fair amount of time: London, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, ...
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