Howard F. asks: What is the religious significance of hot cross buns, and where can I get them?
Dear Howard: Hot cross buns are an English pastry associated with Good Friday. Actually, some are like bread rolls, while others are more like muffins or even cupcakes in texture and taste. What they hav ... More >>
Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>
The New Jersey state Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill that would offer up to $350 million in state funds to help complete the stalled Xanadu mall. WNYC reports that lawmakers tacked some provisions onto the bill, namely a tax credit that rewards developers and lets them off t ... More >>
You may remember Ronald Reagan, whose centenary was celebrated last weekend, as former Secretary of State James Baker does -- as the man who "taught us how to love"; or, as Arizona GOP Congressman Ben Quayle does, as "the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House" and "shrank ... More >>
At least 100 people have contracted staph food poisoning from eating tainted gingerbread houses sold at Whole Foods, according to the FDA.
After finding traces of cooked food on the fossilized teeth of Neanderthals, scientists now believe the Ice Age diet included cooked plants and ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisDunkin's sausage pancake bites: part of a growing arsenal.Donna Simpson, New Jersey's most famous fat lady, used Thanksgiving to remind America that she is still committed to one day weighing 1,000 pounds. And thanks to some recent menu updates, she'll be getting plenty of h ... More >>
Although it soft-opened over the weekend, the Theater District Shake Shack officially opened this morning. As at its other locations, burgers and frozen custard are the order of business here, though the menu includes three new concretes inspired by the neighborhood:
Proving that plagiarism doesn't ruin your career (at all) we have the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, the lit wunderkind who scored a reported $500,000 two-book deal while still in high school, had the first of her chick-lit novels published her sophomore year at Harvard, and then got busted for ... More >>
Sam Sifton reveals how he manages to stay healthy while eating five meals a day: "I walk everywhere... I take the stairs when I can. And on days off, I make salads and pretend they're good for me."
Thomas Keller talks about how French Laundry differs from Per Se. Apparently not mu ... More >>
S. Diddy/flickrIs this spice nice or a nasty habit?
First they had a problem with our English breakfasts being too healthy (by "healthy," they meant lacking in deep-fried toast). Then they complained that all of New York had gone soft because we have a Whole Foods on The Bowery. The latest fo ... More >>
In a response to consumer demand for more nutritious foods, food companies are putting out fiber-rich products once again. Danone, Kellogg, and General Mills are among those that have added extra fiber to some of their product lines.
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Food equals ratings on networks like ... More >>
macrofarm/flickrThis month's issue of Esquire devotes considerable coverage to the topic of fast food, with a round-up of the country's best (In-N-Out) and worst (Taco Bell) chains, thoughts about burger joints, and chef confessionals about the last time they ate fast food. Our fair city's culina ... More >>
But really, everyone's a winner.
New York, what a town. We've got the Tonys, and sometimes the Emmys and Grammys, and the U.S. Pole Dance Championships, and now, just this past weekend, The Hookies -- awards for male escorts presented this weekend at Splash Bar. Our own Michael Musto presented a ... More >>