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Chantal Martineau

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    January 1, 2012

    Eggies: Is the World Ready?

    The telly barfs out infomercials with machine-gun speed; rarely do I turn around from my Web surfing to see what's being advertised. In this case, though, I paid attention as a bewildered and downcast woman in black and white grimaced as she peeled eggs in such a way that they crumbled all over the ... More >>

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    December 3, 2011

    Chili Dog at Papaya Dog for Your Saturday Morning Delectation

    ​Mmmmm -- Ever tempted to eat something that's absolute garbage? This quick meretricious gobble features a skin-on all-beef hot dog made in New Jersey, a lake of canned chili with beans (you know you love that canned taste) and "cheese" that was squirted via a hand pump out of a big can that ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    What To Do With Your Leftovers: The Turkey Stuffing Hero

    ​A hero roll has never seen a better filling. Let's face it: the very best part of Thanksgiving is not the dry turkey breast, the candied yams, the green bean casserole, or the pumpkin pie surmounted by a cumulo-nimbus of Cool Whip. It's the stuffing, hands down. Nor does the food taste bes ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Why Not Pig Milk?

    For years, every time I see a pig farmer at one of the Greenmarkets, I ask the same question: Why is there no such thing as pig milk? Usually, I get an equivocal answer, but for once I got what sounded like a convincing response.

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    November 4, 2011

    Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now

    Keith WagstaffNice shot​ For the past couple of years, The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature, has scoured the city for the tastiest cocktails it could find. Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: We've knocked it back. Now ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    How Much to Tip? Fork in the Road Weighs In

    Images_of_Money/Flickr​ Fifteen percent? Eighteen percent? Twenty percent? Knowing how much to tip these days can be tricky. Jonathan Gold suggests 20 percent, all the time, no exceptions. But what if the tip is already written in? Do you add more on top of that? The economics of tippin ... More >>

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    October 9, 2011

    Hot and Sour Soup at Inexpensive Delicacies, Dish No. 4

    If you want to kindle a fierce debate among "bottom-feeding" foodies, as they're derisively called (and I'm certainly one), just ask what's the cheapest and best item of food for the money in one borough or another.

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    October 8, 2011

    The Five Worst Foodie T-Shirts

    5. Leaving aside the tautological fascination of this slogan, the wearer is obviously uttering an existential cry for help. And don't forget the morbid fascination of the sauce -- often used to simulate blood in cheap movies. What began as high-minded and hedonistic has been invaded and nearly neu ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Pasta Dishes

    Marlenekzio / Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Diners

    Jayjay P / Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and pla ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Linguine Alle Vongole at Osteria Cotta, Dish No. 23

    ​The world's cuisines possess too few bitter dishes -- and clams with linguine in white sauce is one of the best.

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    September 8, 2011

    What to Drink at Bathtub Gin: The Eureka

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauSip it and say, "Eureka!"​​​​The drink: Eureka The bar: Bathtub Gin (132 Ninth Avenue, Chelsea, 646-559-1671) The price: $14 Ingredients: Plymouth sloe gin, Laird's applejack, H ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Cupcakes in New York City

    Tarale / Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and place ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Feel Like Eating Fly Heads? Try Taiwanese Specialties in Elmhurst, Dish No. 31

    ​The Taiwanese menu is littered with playfully named dishes, and fly heads is one of them. Really, it's ground pork cooked with lots and lots of garlic chives and the occasional fermented black bean, for a very allium-driven flavor, and bright green color.

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    July 29, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Secret Restos, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Stinky Subways

    Chantal MartineauA little research of our own...​ This week in food blogs... Eater offered its guide to "secret" restaurants and dining rooms in the city, including the famed third floor at Spotted Pig. Grub Street gave us eight new rules for dining out in the age of scruff, addressing the p ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Dish No. 95: Hiyashi Chuka at Ramen Setagaya

    ​Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of the dishes we've lately stumbled on that we're fond of -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 Issue -- and see how ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Cochinita's Tortillas Are Worth Crowing About

    Chantal MartineauThe namesake taco.​ Cochinita, the new taco joint in Clinton Hill, is already causing quite a stir. The diminutive restaurant is often packed and would-be patrons have been spotted lingering outdoors when it's forced to close to, well, make more tortillas. We checked out the g ... More >>

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    March 11, 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 ...

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    March 10, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Is It OK to Eat My Stinky Food in the Office?

    Wikimedia CommonsWill your coworkers enjoy the ambiance produced by your Korean fermented salted anchovies?​ For this week's "Ask the Critic," the Fork in the Road staff tries to answer a nagging, stinking question of our own: What's the proper etiquette for eating super-smelly food in an offi ... More >>

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    February 7, 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 ...

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    February 4, 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 ...

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    February 2, 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 ...

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    January 19, 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 ... Laur ... More >>

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    January 4, 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 ... Laur ... More >>

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    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 30, 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 >>

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    December 27, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    December 22, 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 ... Rebe ... 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 >>

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    December 16, 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 ... Vic ... More >>

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    December 8, 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 ... Laur ... More >>

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    November 30, 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 >>

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    November 24, 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 ... Rob ... More >>

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    November 12, 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 >>

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    November 8, 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 ... Vict ... More >>

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    November 5, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    November 4, 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 ... Rebe ... More >>

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    November 3, 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 ... Vict ... More >>

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    October 28, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

    When I launched Fork in the Road nearly three years ago, I never imagined it would evolve into the funny, opinionated, and independent entity it has become, thanks to the combined voices of Robert Sietsema, Rebecca Marx, and Chantal Martineau and the editing of Brian Parks. Today is my last day at t ... More >>

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    October 26, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 13, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 8, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 7, 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 >>

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    October 5, 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 ... Chan ... More >>

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    September 28, 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 ... Jess ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Why Do I Get a Hangover?

    sojoco.blogspot.comI never get sick of this question.​In this week's Ask the Critics: Booze Edition, we turn our reader's question over to our resident expert on all things potable, Chantal Martineau. Bobby S. asks: Why do I get a hangover sometimes and other times I don't? Dear Bobby: Let's ... More >>

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    September 13, 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 >>

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    September 10, 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: Chanta ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Burger King Fire-Grilled Ribs Debut in NYC -- Not Bad!

    ​Six to a box, these tiny babies will set you back about a dollar per rib. Last week, Chantal Martineau announced the advent of another new and slightly upscale foodstuff at Burger King - a barbecued rib entrée, priced as high as $8.99, and debuting in Chicago and Washington. Well, New York ... More >>

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