Adirondack Creamery's pumpkin pie ice cream, explains owner Paul Nasrani, is based on an old recipe he procured from his mother--and it eats as if he liquefied one of her final products and then froze it and churned it into this cold treat. Rich and creamy, it's redolent of nutmeg, cinnamon, and, of ... More >>
Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet
Basil Twist revives dogugaeshi
It's been a week already fraught with food paranoia porn--we found out that rice contains arsenic, and that there may (read: won't) be a worldwide bacon shortage next year--but yesterday, a couple dozen middle-aged and elderly protesters from multiple organization gathered outside of Trader Joe's on ... More >>
Yes, at $5.99 per quart, it's twice as expensive as other brands of buttermilk. Let's face it: Modern buttermilk is a paltry thing, pale and without body. Pour it into a glass and it barely makes streaks on the side, which is an image forever associated with buttermilk of the last century.
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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.
Rebecca Marx Consumers may not like the idea of spending more for healthy menu items, but studies have found they are willing to pay a bit more for eggs that come from chickens living in humane conditions. And that's a good thing, because thanks to a new agreement between the Humane Society o ... More >>
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.
Skilled as it is at unintentional self-parody, the food world can't hold a candle - even a candle made from the wax of bees living in splendor on a Bushwick rooftop - to the fashion industry. Lest we forget that, the Wall Street Journal is here to remind us with the enlightening tale of Areth ... More >>
While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>
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 >>
The Times Square Alliance is seeking proposals from local businesses to operate concession stands in the pedestrian plazas located on Broadway between 42d and 47th Streets. [NY Times] The National Milk Producers Federation is lobbying the FDA to require that plant-based beverages, like soy m ... 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 >>
Photo: Melissa HomDanny AbramsProlific restaurateur Danny Abrams just launched Mermaid Oyster Bar on Tuesday. The restaurant joins his stable of establishments, including the two locations of the Mermaid Inn. Tell us a little bit about the Mermaid Oyster Bar concept--what distinguishes it f ... More >>
The dog meat industry in South Korean has apparently long occupied a kind of gray area, in which dog is sold for human consumption, but is not subject to the same regulations as, say, the beef industry. This means not only that the quality of dog meat is not guaranteed (there has been a spate of rel ... More >>
The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... 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 >>
An unemployed friend reports that she stumbled on the perfect foodie job, and can't believe it hasn't already been filled. Here is the job description (the typos are all theirs): Beekeeper @ WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY Job Description Anticipated employmet period: 02/25/09 to 12/17/09Raises bees to produ ... More >>
Alabama's eggheads ponder how to protect their hens, roosters corporations mount a schmear campaign during the conventions