Cooking Competitions

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Video: Meet 5 of America's Top "Pitmasters" at the Big Apple Barbecue

    Crowds turned out for the 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue on Sunday, June 8, in Madison Square park to see pitmasters -- a distinguished title awarded to grillers who have won numerous cook-offs across the country -- offer a behind-the-scenes look at their finger-licking recipes. See also: Photos: M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    The Sixth Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off Crowns a New Champion

    Manhattan has its fair share of cooking competitions, but few embody the quirky spirit of the East Village -- and its love of food -- quite like Jimmy Carbone's cassoulet cookoff. After descending down a flight of stairs into Carbone's basement beer cave Jimmy's No. 43, guests were treated to a tast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: De Wafel Tour, An Afternoon with Kyotofu, Lettuce Pop Up Opening, Queens Pie Bake-Off

    The impending rush of SantaCon is knocking at the bar door, and we don't blame you if the wave of drunken red and white revelers gives you a case of the bah humbugs. It's a good excuse to lock yourself inside with a copy of Love, Actually, but we think you should get out and go to something tasty.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    5 Best Weekend Food Events

    Friday, April 26 Thai Street-Food Demonstration Chef Jay Weinstein will demonstrate how to make four different Thai curry pastes at the National Gourmet Institute from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Weinstein will pair the pastes with traditional street dishes like vegetable pad Thai, seitan satays, and yellow curr ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013


    Finally, a vegan bake-off

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    What's Happening: Harmony of Beer and Cheese and Cassoulet Cookoff

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 14, 2012


    Choose the best chili in town

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    August 8, 2012


    A tasty 100th birthday party

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    December 14, 2011


    Bakers face off in the Cookie Takedown

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    October 5, 2011


    Will it be bacon or hummus or both?

  • Columns

    June 29, 2011

    'Hot In Cleveland' Gals Sex Up NYC!

    Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land

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    February 23, 2011


    Alcoholic dishes compete in this boozy cook-off

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    February 16, 2011

    DIG IN

    Who says art shows can't fill you up?

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    February 9, 2011


    Texas without Bush

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    January 12, 2011


    Enjoy all-you-can-eat dry meat

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011

    Rocky Mountain High

    Celebrate all things Colorado

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Jimmy's No. 43 Will Hold Its Third Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off on Jan. 22

    Sam Turner/Flickr​Like certain people, we're familiar with cook-off fatigue, that ailment that accompanies the specter of standing in long lines to eat food prepared in conditions conducive, shall we say, to bacterial procreation. That said, there is something very comforting about being ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Brooklyn to Be Besieged by Pie This Sunday

    whitneyinchicago/Flickr​ If you're looking to cross-train your stomach in preparation for Thanksgiving Day gluttony, you may want to wander over to Williamsburg's Spacecraft this Sunday. That's where the second annual Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off Benefit will be taking place from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2010


    Pork is the cure

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    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Bye Bye Busboys

    To cut costs, restaurants are eliminating busboys and leaving the table-clearing to servers, with mixed success. [WSJ]Shocker! The Georgia peanut plant behind the salmonella peanut butter has a history of sanitation issues and health inspection violations. [NY Times]In the pre-competitions at the Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Murray's Cheese Represents

    The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Fulton [205 East 75th Street], a new restaurant from Joe Gurrera of Citarella, is slated to open this Wednesday. It's named after the old downtown fish market and will feature a seafood-heavy menu by Chef Jeremy Culver, formerly of Park Avenue Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. [FitR inbox] The winner of Bo ... More >>