About Amy Odell

Fashion Veils Western Women, Too

Fashion Veils Western Women, Too
By April 19, 2007

The new Elle Accessories includes an article about how to make the transition from heels to spring flats. If you usually wear heels, Elle says, the tendons in the ankles and feet will have been shortened, thereby making flat soles … Read More

Two Recipes, But Only One Winner

Two Recipes, But Only One Winner
By April 16, 2007

Despite its offbeat flavor, I liked the pizza. With enough olives and capers it can be a zestful crowd pleaser. The preparation is easy enough to make it worth a try, especially if it looks like you’re stockpiling matzahs for … Read More

The Gourmet Way: Matzah Brei Pizza

The Gourmet Way: Matzah Brei Pizza
By April 16, 2007

Mr. Mitchell devised the recipe for matzah brei pizzot for a class he taught on Passover baking. Healthier than Mr. Simone’s, it lacks half-and-half and is baked, not fried in butter. Mr. Mitchell’s recipe wasn’t much more difficult to prepare … Read More

The Deli Way: Classic Matzah Brei

The Deli Way: Classic Matzah Brei
By April 16, 2007

Barney Greengrass’s famous matzah brei recipe is closely guarded; when I called to speak to their chef, Nicholas Simone, I reached an elderly gentleman who made me explain myself three times before he would hand over the phone. The secrecy … Read More

Battle of the Brei

Battle of the Brei
By April 16, 2007

My father said I shouldn’t write about matzah brei because it’s just not that good. His main complaint: “It always needs salt.” In my household growing up, this was true. But after a heavy shower from the saltshaker and a … Read More

The Secret: 1st 20 minutes

By April 9, 2007

The Secret is a self-help phenomenon: it's no. 1 in its category on the New York Times bestseller list, the DVD is no. 1 on Amazon, and its cadre of experts has appeared on every major talk show from Oprah … Read More

To Do Tonight: Beyonce in Hebrew, Passover ‘How To’

To Do Tonight:  Beyonce in Hebrew, Passover ‘How To’
By March 14, 2007

JDub Records presents Soulico: Recovered from jet lag and ready to spin, Israeli DJ crew Soulico drops Hebrew-inflected beats at New York's Canal Room. If we're lucky they'll get girly and scratch up "Milkshake" and a Hebrew "Crazy in Love" … Read More

Dating Blogger Amy: “Ms. Odell Goes to Washington’s”

Dating Blogger Amy:  “Ms. Odell Goes to Washington’s”
By March 7, 2007

Washington is a 29-year-old Owner and conflicted soul. He’s a tall, handsome Catholic who taught theology at a Catholic high school prior to owning. How he made the jump from what may as well have been monk-hood to Owning eludes … Read More