A cut above the rest
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Heartwood (184 8th Avenue, 646-476-5458) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: Pizzeria
Murray's melts from Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street, 212-243-3289), $3.99-$7.99 These fancy grilled cheese sandwiches offer an affordable taste of the top-notch Murray's dairy selection.
No processed cheese powder here
Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>
Next time you're in your favorite dairy aisle, stare at the yogurt case for half a second and marvel at the stunning variety. Greek yogurt's seen a surge in recent years, and it holds a prevalent place among classic fruit-on-the-bottom or stirred iterations. But look closer and you'll also find yogu ... More >>
Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>
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 >>
Chefs get creative with the humble grilled cheese
Let your nose lead the way
I'm an eggnog virgin. And I really can't give a reason as to why I've gone so long without as much as a sip of this silky, sweet holiday beverage. It's not the thought of consuming raw eggs that brings on my hesitation -- because I'd be happy to gnaw on a cookie dough log. Raised as a Jewish New Y ... More >>
It it's not broken, don't fix it - and if the shop specialty is drawing a following, there's no need for more munchies just to fill a menu. From sweets to sandwiches, there are a plethora of places that feature one distinctive dish or snack to satisfy diners with specific cravings.
The toasted cheese is perfectly executed, but expect to pay for it. Serving single products in general, and limiting oneself to toasted cheese sandwiches in particular, has been a common meme of urban dining, both in small storefronts and vended from trucks. So the menu of newly opened La Maison d ... More >>
[See More Taste Test: 5 Boozy Sweets Meant to Start a Buzz in New York | Porchetta's Lebanese Chicken Sandwich | Spring Garden: New Contender for Brooklyn's Best Dim Sum] If Halloumi was single and it had an online dating profile, it would probably say, "Hi, I'm a cheese from Cyprus. My friends des ... More >>
Frits a l'Americaine at Buvette, available at 8am every weekday If you've tried to get into Buvette at any normal dining hour, you will have been faced with a narrow place so crammed with people, that it would take you minutes to penetrate the small room. Not so at breakfast, a meal served every w ... More >>
Culinary salon and supper club City Grit continues this week with dinners by chef Sarah Simmons. But for those who can't make it, she has shared with us her recipe for brown butter financiers. 1/2 cup butter, unsalted 1 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 tea ... More >>
How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.
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.
Balls! At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon aïoli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>
Galette des Rois, or "Kings' Cake," is traditionally eaten on Epiphany. Brasserie (100 East 53rd Street, 212-751-4840) has been selling individual galettes with ice cream for the holiday and will serve them until January 13. The pastry is also one of Larsen's favorite desserts to prepare: "Galette ... More >>
For you, Big Boy Blue A good cheese plate can be a thing of beauty. You know, a plate containing one sheep, one goat, and one cow's milk cheese (a hard, a soft, and a semi-soft), plus a fruity counterpoint, maybe a few nuts and some bread. A cheese cart rolled to your tableside? That's even b ... More >>
Mastermaq / FlickrNice and meltyDid this week's review of Beecher's put you in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich? Well, New York now has a plethora of options for gourmet grilled cheese. In addition to the Seattle-based emporium, you can check out Melt Shop, Queens Kickshaw, Noorman's ... More >>
The curd-ish people get a homeland in the Flatiron district
Craft's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice CreamMake the most of your summer strawberries with this refreshing take on clafoutis that incorporates strawberries and pistachios instead of the traditional cherries, courtesy of Craft's pastry chef, Jenny McCoy. "Clafoutis is one o ... More >>
Bedford Cheese ShopBrace yourself, Manhattan.We remember Bedford Cheese Shop in its infancy, when it was a wee little thing tucked between a coffee shop and a hair salon in the Williamsburg mini-mall. How times have changed: five years after growing into its very own Bedford Avenue storefront ... More >>
Tia Keenan is on the Make.In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>
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.
amlamster/flickrRice balls!Arancine are a favorite in Sicily not only at Easter, but throughout the summer. They're a no-brainer: rice, cheese, deep-fried. Lou Di Palo of the eponymous Italian grocery in Little Italy shares his recipe for arancine. "The simplicity of our family recipes demon ... More >>
Vanessa TierneyPier 9's Lobster Deviled EggsEric Hara's Pier 9 is now open with a menu of seafood-heavy takes on American classics and a wine list comprising bottles sourced from coastal fishing villages. See a theme? He shares the recipe for his Lobster Deviled Eggs for you to try at home. ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue for Two Little Cheese Pub Throughout February Inspired by V-Day, chef Daniel Angerer is offering two kinds of cheese fondue for two: an Alpine blend of Emmen ... More >>
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 >>
Adult Chocolate Milk / nydailynews.comSchool would have been better with this in the lunchboxFork in the Road is ever so dedicated to bringing its readers absurd alcoholic products. Four Loko. Whipped Lightning. CREAM. Somehow, though, Adult Chocolate Milk slipped through the cracks. But ... More >>
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 >>
Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.
Sam HorineSweet Potato LatkesIt's the last day of Hanukkah, but that doesn't mean it's the last day to enjoy satisfying snacks like potato latkes. There really is no season for these savory potato pancakes. Nikki Cascone, who just opened her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, sh ... More >>
ilovecheese.comEight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... 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 >>
Ft. Greene favorite General Greene (229 DeKalb Avenue) is now open on Mondays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The neighborhood restaurant started a casual counter service for breakfast and lunch during the week last November, and they've recently fine tuned the menu for those times. They've ... More >>
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 >>
Mother and Child Reunion Curry: I mixed my duck breast in at the end. But you should arrange it on top instead, so your duck skin stays crispy.We had some duck eggs from a wine-tasting and farm-stand-buying adventure to the North Fork of Long Island. I love duck eggs because of their creamy, lovely ... More >>
Cheese has become wildly popular in parts of Asia over the last few years. Japan, in particular, has been smitten with cheese lust. The only problem is -- no cows. How to make cheese without any cows, and without having to import milk at disadvantageous exchange rates? The answer -- cod! While ... More >>
A locavore, of course, is a person who's greatest priority, food-wise, is to purchase wholesome products made as close to home as possible. Partly, this a intended to reduce one's carbon footprint, but it's also out of repulsion at the practice of growing food on one side of the globe and then sendi ... More >>
In this week's paper, I review Islero, a new tapas spot on East 50th Street. The upshot is that Islero has potential, but it doesn't seem to know itself very well. Throughout a meal at Islero, there are some inexplicable choices that seem to be an awkward reach for trendiness or fanciness—too ma ... More >>
The law that will force New York restaurants with more than 15 branches nationwide to post calories on menus was to go into effect today, but it has been delayed. The Department of Health says that the district court judge has now set Friday the 25th as the new date for the law to go into effect, ... More >>
Switzerland stakes culinary turf with a new Chelsea bistro