Karen is the food editor at the Village Voice, and a former personal chef. Her recipes, writing and photography work have been featured on Food Network, in Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, and Parade magazines, and on the websites Huffington Post, Goop, Today.com and Food52. She looks for the story behind each dish and covers the rich connections between New York City's vibrant culture and its food. Karen can be found on Instagram at @familystylefood.
1 year ago | Dessert
There are plenty of ways to indulge your sweetie this Valentine's Day weekend in NYC (and let's not forget the uncoupled), but there are few better gifts than the ones that include a little sugar. Here are some ideas from local bakeries to pl...
1 year ago | Food News
Last month, chef Eli Kulp and his partner Ellen Yin debuted High Street on Hudson (637 Hudson Street; 917-388-3944), the sibling spot to their popular all-day dining restaurant in Philadelphia, High Street on Market — and their first foray in...
1 year ago | Specials
The best part about a good old-fashioned snowstorm in NYC is the peaceful quiet that descends over the streets, like someone pressing the pause button on the cacophonous mechanical pulse of the city. For most city dwellers, sitting in front of a c...
1 year ago | Italian
Katie Parla, a native of New Jersey, is a writer and educator who’s been living in Rome for more than a decade. She leads culinarily-inclined history aficionados around the Eternal City on small, personal tours that meander into Roman neighborhood...
1 year ago | Ramen
Last week, Luca Catalfamo packed a few t-shirts and left Milan — where he lives and runs Casa Ramen, one of that city’s few ramen shops — for New York. The Italian chef settled in an apartment just above Ramen Lab (70 Kenmare Street; 646-613...
1 year ago | Pizza
Brian Girgus, a drummer, barbershop owner and "pizza freak" from Los Angeles, sent us a heads-up that today is Di Fara Pizza owner Dom DeMarco's 79th birthday. He also sent along the link to this sweet video of himself giving the old guy...