New York, sometimes you're smelly. But I love you anyway.
Photos by Kate Orlinsky at The New York Times
"Italians," our friend George Stoll says, "will stop at anything for pleasure." And the longer we're here, the more we feel he's right. Espresso, silk pajamas, a five-minute kiss, the sleekest, thinnest cell phone, extremely smooth leather. Truffles. Yachts. Four-hour dinners.I think we could all use more espresso, more five-minute kisses, more four-hour dinners. More enjoy.
The following recipe for a Nuttella Dog, submitted by twelve-year Martina Bartolozzi, appeared in the newspaper the other day. Nutella is a hazelnut-flavored chocolate spread that Italians spread on everything: toast, crepes, breadsticks, cookies, even pizza bianca.
1. Spread the cut sides of a hot dog bun with Nutella.
2. Fill bun with peeled banana "dog."
The third step is the important one, the piacere, the "enjoy."