As we've discussed here many times before, we are in the midst (some might say on the downward slope) of a pop culture bubble, wherein an exorbitant amount of everyone's time and money is spent consuming food, thinking and reading about food, stockpiling food, seeking out new food by hopping from re ... More >>
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Sushi & Sake 101
Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m.
The sushi-and-sake series is back, with dates throughout the fall. Learn how to make sushi rolls at home, and how to pair yo ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThis Sunday, New Amsterdam Market will host its second-annual Ice Cream Sunday. Like last year, it will be a veritable lactose orgy, with the likes of the Bent Spoon, La Newyorkina, and Victory Garden plying the crowds with miniature scoops of their delectable dairy.
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It might be time for you to start rethinking what part of your produce should end up in the trash. Rinds and peels can be put to good use.
A profile of Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers, which was just named Manhattan's Small Business of the Year.
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Although the city keeps saying the Essex Street Market's location isn't necessarily doomed, they've taken the time to commission some architectural rendings of what a new, rhetorical market may one day - but only maybe! - look like. And they don't exactly inspire confidence in either the curr ... More >>
Tia Keenan is on the Make.In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>
Anne Saxelby may be spending a lot of time in Brooklyn these days, but she hasn't forgotten her roots. The cheesemonger, who recently opened a cheese-aging facility in Red Hook, has lent her voice to the chorus of those wanting to save the Essex Street Market from demolition.
When Daniel Boulud opens Epicerie Boulud at the beginning of May, it will have pastries and charcuterie made on the premises. And it will also have a cheese selection curated by Anne Saxelby, who, it turns out, is expanding her business in the Essex Street Market in a big way.
In the Michael White-Chris Cannon divorce, the Marea, Osteria Morini, and Ai Fiori chef will get custody of chef de cuisines Matt Adler and Gordon Finn.
Christophe Bellanca, the Le Cirque and BLT alum who took over from Chris Lee at Aureole, started just after the New Year and ... More >>
WQXRLeonard Lopate: radio host, thoughtful locavore.The latest to come down the fall food festival wire is this: WNYC's Leonard Lopate will host the three-day Lopate and Locavores festival from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. The event, held in the Greene Space, will feature panels on plant diversity, ... More >>
Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle.
For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>
Say cheese.Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun is not shy about pairing her fiery fermented cabbage with unexpected partners -- last November, she did a wine and kimchi tasting, and tomorrow, she'll collaborate with Anne Saxelby to pair kimchi and cheese.
The Milk Truck's ham and cheese sandwich, with accompanying grease stains.
Given that a day scarcely seems to pass without some beloved, possibly downmarket childhood favorite getting an artisanal make-over and a truck to go with it, it was only a matter of time before the grilled cheese sand ... More >>
Thanks for the cheese, sheep "I stuffed figs with this the other day," said Anne Saxelby, as she handed me a taste of Old Chatham's Shaker Blue. "It's like butter." And it is--like butter crossed with one of the most completely delicious blue cheeses I've ever had.
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>
Jen King (left) and Liz Gutman tackle a batch of caramel.
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Liz Gutman and Jen King were in the eye of a salted caramel storm. "Now's the time that everyone wants to buy candy," King said, reading the thermometer that sprouted from the large pot of hot caramel sh ... More >>
According to Eater, the widely praised Hell's Kitchen cheese and wine bar Caselulla has severed ties with Tia Keenan, its lavishly talented fromager. Keenan's apparent dismissal is big news among the city's cheese community, which is a fairly small and tight-knit one. "Her work at Caselulla i ... More >>