Beans and Legumes

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    November 18, 2014

    After Two-Year Hiatus, Beloved Queens Restaurant Mundo Returns to Grander Digs

    Astorians have been lamenting the loss of Mundo (37-06 36th Street, Queens; 718-70-MUNDO) since 2012 -- before then, the globally influenced restaurant had been a local favorite, unique to the neighborhood for its seamless blend of eclectic influences. This weekend, it reopened in grander digs, co-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Bunna Cafe's Feast for Two, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 78: Feast for two at Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-295-2227)

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    May 14, 2014
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    May 9, 2014

    With Kailash Parbat, New York Gets its First Sindhi Restaurant

    While New York is flooded with northern Indian restaurants, it's decidedly lacking in places that purvey Sindhi fare, a cuisine that comes from the Sindh region of Pakistan. In fact, until just a month ago, you couldn't find an authentic Sindhi meal here at all. Now, though, you can stop into Kail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Here's the Key to a Great Taco

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Tue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Crudite, Hamantaschen, and Japanese Kaiseki: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    This week, our gluttonous exploits have taken us up to Harlem, out to Bushwick, and many places in between, where we've feasted on Ethiopian food, Japanese kaiseki, and a traditional Purim treat. Here are five dishes we've been digging around town.

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    February 24, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Vegan Ethiopian Food at Bunna Cafe

    The New York City culinary landscape isn't exactly saturated with Ethiopian food, and until very recently, it was entirely lacking in restaurants devoted to the vegan dishes of that cuisine. So perhaps that explains why Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue) was so packed on its opening weekend -- and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    A Tale of the Feast of Seven Fishes -- and 10 Places to Eat It in NYC

    Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Savory Delivers Thanksgiving for One

    If you're lucky, one of the few things you and your parents will be able to agree on is that the prospect of you traveling out of New York for Thanksgiving is too hectic, too expensive, and, simply put, not worth the hassle. If you have not established this understanding, our first suggestion for fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The Brooklyn Bean Offers Locally Sourced Heirloom Beans

    When you tell people you're a vegetarian, you will invariably be met by one -- or several -- of the same few responses. Some people will tell you that they admire you but never could do it themselves. Others will wax nostalgic about their own vegetarian phases. And many, many people will ask you, in ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013
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    August 10, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 219: Canned Congee Is Apparently a Thing

    Mixed Congee "Instant Cereal" from Mott Street Grocery Store

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    June 14, 2012

    Weirdest Food Truck Ever? The Distinction Belongs to SF

    NYC has certainly got lots of unusual food trucks, peddling predictable sorts of fusion and just plain odd combinations of ingredients. We've got a couple that merge Korean and Mexican, while another mixes Mexican and barbecue. We have even have one that offers pulled pork atop a Belgian waffle. But ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012
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    May 18, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Wedding Food and Creme Brulee Donuts

    This week in food blogs.. Wedding food doesn't have to suck. Tips on how to how to avoid serving bad food on the big day. [Food Republic] Coffee is really good for you but scientists have no idea why. [The Salt] Black chickpeas. They're basically the same as regular chickpeas except they're blac ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2012

    North End Grill: Danny Meyer Shall Rule Us All

    The restaurant king further annexes Battery Park City

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    March 2, 2012

    My Top 10 Comfort Food Dishes in New York City

    New York City is full of fancy restaurants where people go for a spirited night on the town, to sample the exquisite creations of chefs in vogue, while sitting shoulder to shoulder with the other hundred diners in the know. Then there are the restaurants for the city's homebodies, people who would r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Make Luzzo's Zuppe Bollito di Scarola e Fagioli

    ​If your weekend plans revolve around alfresco brunching, you should go ahead and cancel your reservations. Weather reports say that it's going to be a pretty nippy weekend. Instead, how about staying home and whipping up some soup? Read a good book. Watch Portlandia.Coming up on their seven-year ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 11, 2012

    Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court Jersey City

    There's hope for your tongue at Newport Centre Mall

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    January 2, 2012

    Make Chef Matthew Tropeano's Split Pea Soup

    More, peas! ​Split pea soup -- a splendid mix of sweet, plump, vegetal bobbles with savory pork -- has been consumed since at least ancient Athens. The recipe remains beloved by many to this day, as it easily adapts to regional palates and the tastes of a particular era. Chef Matthew Tropeano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat at the Union Square Holiday Market

    Lauren ShockeyA super cheesy pretzel makes for fine snacking while shopping​Well, we've saved the best for last. After visiting several of the bigger, non-pop-up holiday markets that have cropped up this season, we can say that the most varied and delicious culinary options can be found at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Cheap and Filling Veggie Fare at Aussie-Inspired Tuck Shop

    ​ This Aussie-inspired mini-chain is best known for its cheap and filling meat pies, hearty things perfect for a quick meal before or after a night of drinking in the East Village. Its vegetarian options are no less tasty (or cheap). Take the vegetarian chili. At only $6, it has a flavor and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Make Café Colette's Pan-Roasted Trout, by New Chef Charles Brassard

    Pan-Roasted Trout, with all the fixins'​The new chef at Café Colette (79 Berry Street, Brooklyn) in Williamsburg has been busy since taking the job. Charles Brassard, formerly of August and Little Giant, implemented a new menu inspired by his many trips to the Greenmarket. He shares the recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Paris Sandwich's Che Ba Mau Will Put Some Color in Your Day

    Lauren ShockeyThe three colors of Paris Sandwich's che ba mau​ Who says a frozen treat has to include ice cream? In our book, all you need is some ice and something sweet. Which is why we chanced upon the che ba mau, or the icy Vietnamese three-colored dessert/beverage, at Paris Sandwich on ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 20, 2011

    Buvette in the West Village--Wave Hello to Franco Boho

    Jody Williams tries a 'gastroteque'—whatever that is

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Breakfast at the Breslin

    Although the Breslin is best known for the black magic April Bloomfield works on animal parts, its breakfast menu is an unexpected repository of vegetarian delights. Warning for the easily affronted: The photos that follow were severely compromised by both a shitty lens and the Breslin's shitty lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Make Marcus Samuelsson's Spicy Mexican Chili, from Red Rooster Harlem

    Red Rooster's answer to chili (and chilly).​It's cold outside. Damn cold. Experts say one of the best remedies for this weather is a steaming bowl of hearty, meaty chili. And by experts we mean Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem. He shares the recipe for his Spicy Mexican Chili and urges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 >>

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    December 21, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ... Robe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Angelica Kitchen's Three-Bean Chili

    ​ Although the arrival of gray, clammy weather has a way of driving people either to the bar or to the pill bottle, a more appetizing - and affordable - source of succor can be found in Angelica Kitchen's three-bean chili.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: The Meatball Shop's Veggie Meatballs

    ​ Although the Meatball Shop makes its carnivorous allegiances abundantly clear, the restaurant shows a surprising amount of love for the vegetarians.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Circo's Recipe for Inzimino Di Calamari

    Just as promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you Chef Benny Bartolotta's recipe for Inzimino Di Calamari, one of Osteria del Circo's featured $6 Tuscan tapas available on the bar menu. Yield: 4 servings

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Flash in the Pan: Three Chile Beans

    These beans qualify as a Flash in the Pan if you only count active time--the soaking of the beans and the cooking of the dish take much longer. But sometimes you just want something comforting and slow-cooked, and the actual work involved here is next to nothing. I used scarlet runner beans, but you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Flash in the Pan: Harissa Salmon, Chickpea Mash

    Flash in the pan: a new feature with extra simple, original recipes.Harissa, the North African chile paste, is one of the best things to have around the kitchen when you need to make a quick, tasty dinner. Rub harissa under chicken skin, put a dollop in mashed sweet potatoes, or spread it on a grill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Recession Recipes: Hot, Cheap, Easy Soup

    On a cold night, you just want something hot, cheap and easy. Like soup. Being low on cash doesn't mean you have to eat packaged ramen every night--this Spicy Chickpea-Chorizo Soup is deeply flavorful, especially good for chile and garlic lovers. Each serving costs about $4, more or less depending o ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 12, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp, and Grits at BedStuy's Peaches Market

    A Southern-style café that fits in like it's been there for years

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Tax Day Special: Cheapest Meal Possible

    Today is tax day, so in honor of feeling poor and our sad, sad economy, I decided to see exactly how cheaply I could make a meal that actually tastes good and is also nutritious. Store-brand mac and cheese (probably the actual cheapest meal available) is out, since it is neither tasty nor nutritious ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2008

    Elettaria: Where Saag Paneer Is 'Saag Paneer'

    Elettaria puts chefs onstage, plays with convention, and comes out ahead

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    The Great Cornflake Chivda Taste-Off

    Chivda (pronounced "chew-da) is like Indian chex mix, but better, and with many more variations. Some kinds are made with toasted, flattened rice, some with bhel or sev (short, deep fried noodles), fried potato sticks, nuts, lentils and dried fruit. Many feature some or all of those elements, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2007

    Bean There, Done That

    Easter stew and other delights at Sunnyside Ecuadorian café

  • Dining

    August 29, 2006

    A Chorus Line

    Game birds kick high at new Pakistani diner in Bath Beach

  • Dining

    April 25, 2006

    Trunk Show

    It's all in the micro-organisms at vegetarian South Indian

  • Dining

    March 21, 2006

    Polo Party

    Digging tahdig and cigars at Times Square Persian restaurant

  • Dining

    December 7, 2004

    Day of the Dosa

    A toasted-cheese surrogate comes to life in Jersey City

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    May 15, 2001
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    January 19, 1999
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    November 10, 1998
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    October 13, 1998
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    October 6, 1998
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