Anisa, the whiner, is smitten with food. She loves to cook and eat. In her spare time, she studies engineering at Columbia University, feigning interests in topics like Brownian motion and the importance of using heteroskedastic robust standard errors when estimating a variable. She spends the other 67.51% of her waking hours cooking in her humble dormitory kitchen and frolicking around New York City* depleting 78.45% of her disposable income as she eats her way through the beloved island. These are happy hours, not to be confused with happy hour, which the whiner also very much enjoys.

This blog serves a couple of purposes. As mentioned above, the whiner spends a staggering amount on food (by staggeringshe means in her own terms, but mind you, the whiner is a poor college student). As she is beginning to forget what delicious food, or sometimes delicious work of art, she has ingested that has cost her half her weekly paycheck, she realizes it is time to start documenting.  But of course, it’s not just those glamorous meals that break her bank she wants to chronicle; it’s also the simplest food – the soul-satisfying – so delicious it makes her grin ear-to-ear, because those are what she cherishes most.

But besides indulging in delectable food made by other people, the whiner would also like to share about the tasty delights she makes in her own kitchen (again, not to be confused with Tasti D-Lite, that airy ice cream wannabe the whiner doesn’t very much enjoy). She loves her dinky 50 sq. ft. dorm kitchen and has cooked many meals in there, mostly for herself, sometimes for her friends, but always with lots of love.  Despite having turned out some dubious items (bubblegum steak anyone?), the whiner cannot stop because the joy of cooking has gotten her smitten!

The whiner hopes you enjoy cooking and eating as much as she does.

Bon Appetit!

* New York City mostly means Manhattan. To her chagrin, the whiner has hardly ventured outside of Manhattan for food, or for anything else. Oh, she actually went to Brooklyn once for Peter Luger’s, which she found quite disappointing (or maybe it was a bad night). Then there was that bubble tea place in Flushing, and of course her dear friend Sofia hosts the best Thanksgiving dinner in Staten Island. But that’s about it. The whiner will make a conscious effort to frequent the other boroughs more.

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5 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 alice January 8, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    hey dood. good to know someone else started a food blog. know of any good food blogs to read? preferably ones about cooking and not so much about reviews of restaurants i can’t afford.

    –alice

  2. 2 Delia September 30, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I just read your blog…I love it…
    I want to give you a heads up on the NYT brownie article. I tried all three recipes for a friend’s birthday (He’s a brownie hound). I brought them to his birthday dinner and they (the three different types of brownies) were served for dessert. The French Brownie was chosen as everyone’s favorite and has become the brownie “go to” recipe at my house. Don’t double this recipe or if you do stick to two 8″ by 8″ pans not a 13″ x 9″. Nestle Chocolatier bars are just fine for this recipe.

  3. 4 Tammy March 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Just came across your site… too funny… looks like we’re sister Whiners!

  4. 5 betya13 July 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    most interesting … I look forward to much much more … thanks


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