A Thai curry puff as served at Thai Market. You've encountered it in Thai restaurants before, a small braided pastry filled with chicken and potatoes called the curry puff. It's unlike any of the other apps on the menu, which run to papaya salads, tart sausages, steamed dumplings, fish cakes, and ... More >>
Sephardic-Uzbek shish kebabs, top to bottom: chicken hearts, ground-beef lulya, lamb, and marinated chicken Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunse ... More >>
Is that just a newfangled matzo? Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun ... More >>
How 'bout a little suzma on your salad? Today Counter Culture skates in to Nargis Cafe, a jewel in Coney Island Avenue's culinary crown, and just about the only Uzbek restaurant in town where you can sashay in and be seated at peak hours--without being a banquet, that is. The fare hits all the Sil ... More >>
Look hard enough, and you'll find rarer white mulberry trees. The five boroughs of New York are quite literally lined with mulberry trees, whose purple berries - something like blackberries in appearance - stain the city's sidewalks and streets every year around this season. But New Yorkers are ge ... More >>
A Brooklyn restaurant leaves herds of sheep testicle-free
In a good way. Some Sichuan spice for 58th Street.
South Asian fare from many regions wows Staten Island
The above video shows a Russian-built Soyuz space capsule detaching from the International Space Station late Thursday night. The capsule contained two cosmonauts, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev, and one American astronaut, Ron Garan. Since canceling the Space Shuttle program, this kind ... More >>
The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>
viaThings making Central Park slightly less pleasant: Cops are looking for 23-year-old Firdaus Nazarov, a pedicab driver who, along with three others, allegedly attacked two fellow pedicab drivers in the park near Central Park South at 10 p.m. on June 4 to "settle a preexisting beef." One of ... More >>
Leave it to the city's finest tabloid, the New York Post, to report back every time Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy swapped back to the motherland in July, leaves the house. As it turns out, she's something of a big deal in her home country, schmoozing with cosmonauts and bank bosses.
The imperially long and strange-looking street carts that vend lamb and chicken kebabs dusted with Asian cumin and chile pepper and flamed over charcoal have become a fixture of Flushing in the last three years. They represent the second incursion into the city of food from Xinjiang, the re ... More >>
This morning Junot Diaz was on NPR talking about the immigrant experience, one of a series of authors Morning Edition has tapped this week (Jhumpa Lahiri is on tomorrow) to throw a bit of a Thanksgiving curveball in advance of that most American holiday. I approve. "Can you imagine," says Diaz, with ... More >>
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Oh! So Young.
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