Palate to Pen

by Balaboosta on July 18, 2011

I finally decided to write again. It’s been so long and the last time I did it seriously, I was still using a pen and paper. An obvious indication of how old I am or perhaps even my lack of evolution.

I think it all started with my first love. I was 13 years old and it was the first time I felt butterflies in my stomach. The yearning, the excitement, the lust – shit you can’t do a damn thing about at that age. And then disappointment, anger, sadness. I needed an outlet to express all these emotions. So I began writing. I used to write short stories and poems. Mostly provocative and usually funny.

Fast forward to a decade (or two, three…it’s really none of your business) later, and this blog is born. It’s about me, you and the thing that connects us all…Food. Mostly provocative and usually funny but always definitely delicious.

BALABOOSTA WAY is a lifestyle. I never had an opportunity served to me on a platter. I work hard and I take risks. And I always, always have faith in what I do.


I caught your Channukah show on the Cooking Channel,and was intrigued by a dish possibly called “blini” or “bellini”.Could you give me more information?It contained carrots and sweet potatoes.Many thanks……Arlene.

by arlene hirschler on December 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM. Reply #

My son and his finance took my to your fabulous restaurant and I was looking for your “pizza” receipt to make and share with my family — it was really great and I would so love to have the receipe if you might be willing to share. Thanks.

by Deborah Lyon on February 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM. Reply #

I meant Fiancee

by Deborah Lyon on February 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM. Reply #

I meant Fiancee — typos are my bad!

by Deborah Lyon on February 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM. Reply #

My daughter who lives in NYC and has been to your restaurant before, took my husband, niece and myself for my birthday on 7/8 here. The food was terrific and I would definitely refer other people I know to your establishment.

by Tova Warren on July 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM. Reply #

It’s alleays nice to hear.
Thank you

by Balaboosta on July 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM. Reply #

I haven’t looked at your blog for ages – enjoy it very much – miss you all
Gros bisous :-)
Maman Carolyn
PS Going to try your tahini-rosemary cookies (with my fresh rosmary from the garden) and your pickles – yumyum

by Carolyn Nafziger on November 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM. Reply #

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