In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. Hampton Chutney Co. is an Indian snack shop that sells a variety of chutneys. There is delicious iced chai, cardamom coffee, and a mango lassi on the menu, and a daily curry special, too. The joint also sells more than a ... More >>
No, it's not chicken wings with quinoa. Or Jell-O and caviar. Or Lucky Charms with pesto sauce. Or foie gras chow mein. It's that old standby, Genoa salami and provolone cheese. I sauntered into an upscale grocery mart on Sixth Avenue in the 50s the other day and happened upon that very product (a ... More >>
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Monday, January 7th The Harmony of Beer and Cheese: If you're sick of pairing cheese with wine, Murray's Cheese is offering a beer and cheese pairing class for $75. The experts at Murray's say to pair German smoked Rauchbiers with a "meaty washed rind cheese" to create a "bacon bomb." Sounds delight ... More >>
Burrata is Dish #38 in our countdown (serving suggestion shown) Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. Edward Faicco from Sorrento, Italy -- just southwest of Na ... More >>
Bun cinder at P.S. Burgers I was excited when I spotted the new burger joint on Carmine Street, P.S. Burgers. A little rudimentary googling proved the place an offshoot of a Mineola indie burger spot that Yelpers seem to adore. Said one, "Fresh ingredients, well prepared, friendly staff, and GRE ... More >>
A Crown Heights pizzeria challenges the traditional pie
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'Wichcraft recently added two new sandwiches to its menu: a roasted mushroom frittata with cheddar cheese on ciabatta, and a roasted chicken topped with braised kale on a roll. But we're most excited about the return of some of our favorite sandwiches, like a Gruyère grilled cheese, which 'wich ... More >>
Some ladies want chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day; others want cheese. Murray's Cheese Shop is now selling Swiss-style cooking utensils from a Dutch brand called Boska that you can use for a cheesy, romantic dinner for two.
Lauren ShockeyThe classic fancy grilled cheeseThe humble grilled cheese has gone gourmet at Little Muenster, the tiny Lower East Side sandwich shop. Indeed, you won't find Kraft on Wonder Bread, but rather combos like Asiago, Parmesan, butternut squash puree and brown butter, or Oaxaca chees ... More >>
The curd-ish people get a homeland in the Flatiron district
Trattoria Dell'Arte's Risotto Radicchio MascarponeIt seems like everyone stays up -- and eats out -- late these days. The latest restaurant to add a special late-night menu is Trattoria Dell'Arte. Chef Marino Rosato suggests night owls end their evening (especially if it was a particularly ro ... More >>
The dish is called "grilled tomato and burrata," but you'll recognize it for what it really is -- a Caprese salad, named after Italy's Isle of Capri. You'd think someone would have tried it before: Except only the English grill their fresh tomatoes* (maybe as a throwback to the days when th ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCheesemaking in ActionToday marked the New York City opening of Beecher's, the Seattle-based cheese shop, which took over more than 8,000 square feet of space just north of Union Square. A veritable cheese mecca? Obviously we had to scope out the scene.
Vegetarians despairing of the massive meat consumption that will in part define the month of July, take heart: July will also offer one whole evening to ingest as much cheese as the human digestive system can bear.
John FrosoloneThree months after Terrence Gallivan left August to go to the ill-fated Alto, the Bleecker Street restaurant has officially named Jordan Frosolone as its new executive chef.
Photo courtesy Nicolas Cantrel Yesterday we spoke with Beaumarchais chef Nicolas Cantrel about the shuttering of brunch hotspot Bagatelle. Today he tells us about how he got into the cooking business and why he's a gruyere master.
How boring are the people who've made themselves homebound just because they're afraid of the rare occurrence that's white and 10 inches. I went out! Last night, I went to "Blizzard Bingo" at Bowery Poets Cafe, hosted by quirky performers Murray Hill and Harriet Halloway, who led the crowd- ... More >>
Prairie Breeze cheddar, fig spread, and an Amy's Bread ciabatta are unequivocally delightful. The grilled cheese sandwich is one of the relatively few foods on which vegetarians and carnivores share common ground: unless you're gluten-intolerant, it's difficult to dispute the merits of good, ... 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.
Chris Santos' Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies When he's not making appearances on Food Network's Chopped or styling food for movies like No Reservations, you can find Chris Santos turning out amped-up street food at The Stanton Social. His Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies have been on the menu ... More >>
brain.centipedes/FlickrCurd nerds, unite.Warmer weather and a mention in the recent Times article about New York coffee have meant that things have been busy at Birch Coffee lately, but not busy enough to cause Jeremy Lyman's mind to stray far from thoughts of grilled cheese supremacy. Lyman ... More >>
In November, Our Man Sietsema liked the appetizers at Abe and Arthur's, the former nightclub turned comfort food emporium. Well, the comfort factor has been ratcheted up even farther with new menu items that seem designed to reduce you to a drooling, blanket-swaddled version of your former self.
Chef Michael Ferraro's Margarita MacComfort food shows no sign of slowing down in New York, and nothing epitomizes the trend more than an entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese. (In fact, our fair city boasts two such establishments.) Macbar, the all-yellow carb-peddling annex to Deli ... More >>
Praguemonitor.comA glass of rauchbier, somewhere in Germany.Smoking is a trend that's been, ahem, gathering heat over the past year, and doesn't look like it's going to flame out anytime soon. On Monday, January 4, the good folks at Beer Table will celebrate the craft with a discussion and ta ... More >>
Chef Antonio Prontelli gets his game on.Seems like everyone is getting into game these days. It's wild, lean, and full of flavor. But cooking it isn't exactly a no-brainer -- the risk of ending up with a tough hunk of meat is high. Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Cafe avoids this proble ... More >>
In line with locavoric principles, the cheese-eating public has shown a greater interest in cheeses produced in our part of the country, which means New York and New England. Of course, this is partly due to the efforts of Anne Saxelby at Saxelby Cheese, but ideas like this are infectious and ... More >>
If a salad seems like summer fare, check out this plate of greens, devoured at 'Inoteca last night. It might be the Platonic ideal of a salad--composed of bitter escarole, slicked with a salty, funky Gorgonzola dressing, and sweetened with roast hubbard squash and a flurry of pistachios. It ... More >>
Is there nothing more satisfying than cheesy potatoes? Sisha Ortuzar of 'wichcraft, which recently launched a full dinner menu, shakes up this comfort-food staple by changing the cheese and the potato. And who should know comfort food better than the co-founder of Tom Colicchio's sandwich bra ... More >>
Is it a piece of marble or a blue cheese? And did it make the list of Our 10 Best Cheeses? Who doesn't love cheese? A friend says she administers a cheese test to potential boyfriends. If the guy doesn't crave the coagulated milk products of cows, sheep, goats, or water buffalo, it's ... More >>
Duck fat-roasted garlic ciabatta Nina and Jonathan White own a 200-acre farm in Vernon, New Jersey, where they raise about 30 mixed breed cows, including the Bobolink Black, a result of crossing modern dairy breeds (like Jersey) with Irish Kerry cattle. The cows graze on pasture, are milked s ... More >>
maeko.orgJasper Hill is an upstanding member of the cheese snob's canon: Its Constant Bliss and Baylen Hazen Blue are staples at stores like Murray's, Blue Apron Foods, and Artisanal Cheese Center. Today, Slashfood reports on a recent tour to the Vermont dairy farm's cheese caves, led by form ... More >>
Nothing better for a picnic than a thick slice of porchetta. Along with other fans of the city's greatest Italian cheese store, I sat on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome of Di Palo Dairy's historic expansion. A second storefront was to be incorporated into the cheese store, while a ... More >>
Rapini and ricotta sandwich Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens, the owners of the cultish pizza place Franny's, have opened a new specialty foods and sandwich shop, Bklyn Larder. I stopped in yesterday, on opening day. The shelves are stocked with a rather twee selection of goods--sherry vine ... More >>
As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi from Galen Zamarra, the chef/owner at Mas(farmhouse) Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi 3 cups baked sweet potato pulp 12 oz ricotta, drained overnight 1 cup grated Parmesan 2 tbsp brown sugar ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we bring you a cheese and beer pairing and food as art. The Lab Gallery at The Roger Smith Hotel will show "the art of food,' a live cooking show fe ... More >>
Lest we feel too bad for poor Carla who seemingly lost it last night because sous chef Casey convinced her to cook sous vide and do a souffle, Casey defends her kitchen honor and she's pissed, writing:Carla was not prepared and in over her head. The show did not talk about how the first course (crab ... More >>
Eating hindsight is always 20/20. Looking back I wouldn't have ordered this creation called Wonton Nachos, but I'm a sucker for nachos and odd variations. I was checking out the new Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue) after a show at BAM. It was late, and beer-drinking food called to me. This ... More >>
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