Sarah Spigelman

Sarah Spigelman

Sarah Spigelman is a graduate of the University of Arizona who now lives in NYC. She performs improvisational comedy, watches DVDs of Arrested Development, and blogs all of her eating and cooking adventures in NYC and beyond at Fritos and Foie Gras. She loves rare steak, summer tomatoes, and anything spicy enough to make her cry. Sarah is lucky that she can claim cooking as her talent, because she is really, REALLY not athletic.

Culinary Pet Peeve: Cooked Green Bell Peppers.

Daytime Indulgence: Manchego Delights(Manchego or Swiss cheese and fig jam on top of toast. Eat and repeat at least 39 times).

Best Party Theme: Bar Mitzvah (Mini quiches, the macarena and glow sticks are all musts).

Tastiest Travel Experience: The Mansion at Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas. I ate a meal that cost almost as much as my entire college career and got at LEAST as much joy out of it.

Best Breakfast: Tonkatsu Ramen. Hand to G-d, NOTHING is a better breakfast than those tender noodles floating in a cloudy, porky broth with slices of fatty pork in there and a poached egg swirled in.

Table for Two: Romancing the Turkey


It’s almost Thanksgiving! You know what that means: a break from school, shopping the sales at 3 AM, and…romance? Well, traditionally eating so much turkey that you have to undo the top button on your jeans isn’t the best way to attract your mate, but relax. Here are a few simple steps to ensure that you have a romantic Thanksgiving with your current flame.


Spoonfuls of Peanut Butter and Other “Healthy” Foods That Are Making You Fat

Peanut Butter Spoon

When I was about one week into my freshman year of college, I remember thinking that I had finally discovered the way to a Jessica Biel body. If I had a diet soda for breakfast, a salad bar lunch, a few scoops of peanut butter for protein during the day, and then only drank on the weekends, I would be seeing washboard abs in NO time.
Six months and 40 pounds later, I was was staring at my muffin top and wondering what had gone wrong.
I had fallen into that trap to which so many students succumb: I had …


Ramen of the Week: Totto Ramen

pork ramen

Dish: Niku Ramen
Restaurant: Totto Ramen, 366 West 52nd Street, New York City
Price Tag: $15 (for two)

Ramen has long been the dish of starving students. That Styrofoam cup, filled up to the line with boiling water. The strange way that the dehydrated orange and green bits became vegetable-like substances. The uncanny aftertaste of chicken, no matter WHAT flavor you get. Aah yes..this is the ramen we all know and love. Because, besides being filling, it is incredibly cheap.

But, when you dine out for ramen, things can get tricky. Gone are the freeze dried veggies and brick of …


Pimp My Root Beer Float

root beer float

There’s nothing quite like a root beer float. Is it a drink? Is it a dessert? Is it refreshing? Is it decadent? Perhaps it is all of these. Slightly spicy root beer and smooth, rich vanilla ice cream complement each other perfectly and – more than that – the recipe to make a root beer float is easier than your slutty freshman year roommate. Really.

Sarah Spigelman is a graduate of the University of Arizona. These days, she lives in NYC, where she writes the food blog Fritos and Foie Gras and is living proof that you can still eat