Despite intermittent heavy rains and bone-chilling cold, the Union Square Greenmarket was mobbed this afternoon with locavores and non-can-ovores seeking supplies for tomorrow's pig-out.
FnJBnN/FlickrThe calm before the storm.So it looks like blue fin tuna is only the tip of a very long icepick where the world's imperiled marine life is concerned.
The cherry season, fleeting and sweet, is upon us.
Say "multinational corporation cheese." Union Square Greenmarket shoppers who arrived last Saturday were confronted with an odd spectacle: a series of vehicles parked along the western edge of the market, inviting passersby to have their picture taken with a pair of fiberglass Jersey cows gr ... More >>
Sweet Maine shrimp: small size, big flavor I once ate the most delicious whole fried shrimp at La Fonda del Sol. When I asked the server what kind of shrimp they were, he explained that they were sweet Maine shrimp, only available in the winter, and hard to find in New York. But for members o ... More >>
Underneath the glue-on peanuts, worm holes, or whatever they are, is an orange pumpkin. The French name means "embroidered with the eyes of Eysines," referring to a town in the south of France. The brode galeux d'Eysines is a pumpkin that weighs around ten pounds, and the flesh is sweet and ... More >>
Welcome to our brand-spanking-new line of chef interviews, Chatting With. Today, Michael White--pasta genius and executive chef of Convivio, Alto and seafood newcomer Marea. We love his cooking, and were happy to snag him for a chat, even if he didn't quite answer the question about striped marli ... More >>
The latest documentary exposing the seedy underbelly of industrialized meat farming is Pig Business, a film by environmental activist Tracy Worcester about the true price of Big Pork (a.k.a. Smithfield Foods) flooding the market with cheap factory-produced pork. Apparently, the film was supposed ... More >>
Gourmet has an interesting piece on vegetarians-turned-butchers, people who formerly shunned meat and now not only make a living selling it but also try to be forces for education and change in the industry. As former veggies, these converts are able to sympathize with those who have rejected the me ... More >>
Hailey told you about the benefit for the New Amsterdam Market this weekend, but if you can't make it, there's also an online auction, with proceeds going to the market, that's full of really great items. There's a kayaking tour of Blue Point and clam bake with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Oyster ... More >>
Stokely Carmichael returns to the U.N.