Sushi Milanese

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In New York, they call it crudo, but here at da Claudio Pescheria dei Milanesi, they call it sushi. Go figure.

Plus, rather than fetching the high prices you'll find in New York for Italian-style raw fish, at da Claudio you can have yourself a generous plate full of ultra-fresh thin-sliced fish, including tuna, salmon, shrimp, and branzino, among other varieties, for just 10 euros (and that's including a glass of wine).

You do have to eat standing up, but that's part of the fun. It's cheap, unpretentious, and delicious.

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Tricky Trivet

Propellertrivet

Space-starved New Yorkers, take note: the nifty Propeller Trivet by Danish design firm Menu collapses on its axis, so you can stow it away in a kitchen drawer. I spotted the silicone gadget at at the Milan branch of Italian housewares mini-chain D CUBE, but you can also find it stateside at the Museum of Modern Art. $18 at the MoMA Store.

 


Buon Giorno!

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I'm in Milan (that's a shot above from my hotel in the Brera district), and then I'm off on Thursday to Puglia for a food conference presented by Oldways.

Posting will continue, along with some help once I head south from intern emeritus Jane Lopes (on the Agenda) and Shopping List contributor Melissa McCart, who will helm the Appetizers.

I went to my favorite restaurant, La Latteria, last night, and I have received a bunch of eating and drinking recommendations which I'm sorting through for the remainder of my stay. If you have any must-eat, must-drink, must-see suggestions for Milan, please share them in the comments or send an email.

 


Coffee for One

Coffee for One

Why suffer through undrinkable office coffee, when you can make your own individual brew? Perfect for the workplace, the Coffee for One coffee-maker comprises a ceramic french press pot with a matching, stacking mug. One pot brews 14 ounces of coffee. $26 in red, blue, black, and aqua at wishingfish.com.

 


Coffee for One

Coffee for One

Why suffer through undrinkable office coffee, when you can make your own individual brew? Perfect for the workplace, the Coffee for One coffee-maker comprises a ceramic french press pot with a matching, stacking mug. One pot brews 14 ounces of coffee. $26 in red, blue, black, and aqua at wishingfish.com.

 


Agenda: 11/1 to 11/7

FEATURED EVENT

Clogs on Fire
Bataliroast Celebrity chef and fashion victim Mario Batali will be roasted by Anthony Bourdain, James Gandolfini, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Sarah Silverman, among others, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Food Bank for New York City, on Tuesday, November 7, at Capitale, 130 Bowery (cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., roast at 8:45 p.m.). Tickets start at $500 (register online at the Food Bank for New York City).

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