Dessert Recipes

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    November 17, 2014

    A 'Classic Texas-Style with a Little Brooklyn Hipster' Makes for a Winning Chili Recipe

    Sunday marked the annual return of the Brooklyn Chili Takedown, which happened this year at the Bell House in Gowanus. Matt Timms, originator of the Takedowns series of food cook-offs that now includes bacon, cookies, mac & cheese, ice cream, and more, has seen his idea spread to other U.S. cities, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Gems Unearthed by a Culinary Journey to Princeton, New Jersey

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town on occasion, since dozens of destinations lie within just a couple of hours of the city. In this Excursions column, we're covering the best places to eat in popular weekend trip locations. See more Excursions and Summer Fridays ideas in our archives ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2014

    The Casual, Enormous Gander in Flatiron Can't Hide Its Uppercrust Trimmings

    Gander gives a strong showing for those who can afford it.

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    May 7, 2014
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    April 15, 2014

    High on Home Cooking: Celebrate 4/20 With the High Times Cannabis Cookbook

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    In 50 Foods, Edward Behr Guides Toward Greater Deliciousness

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013
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    June 13, 2013

    Distilled's Country-Fried Duck and Waffles, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of NYC issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a taste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    An Early Look at New Vietnamese Joint Falansai

    Friends of ours who live in Bushwick looked east down a deserted-looking block of Harrison and said, "I've lived in this neighborhood for ten years, and I still can't believe there's a restaurant down there." Warehouses are quickly converting to lofts near the Morgan L stop, especially around still- ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2013
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    October 29, 2012

    What Are You Cooking During Hurricane Sandy?

    Aside from staying dry and safe during Hurricane Sandy, don't forget to stay full. We wanted to whip something up to help ride out the storm, but since the local bodega only had pasta left, the only thing left to do was scrounge around the kitchen. We found eggs, flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    How To Make Fatty 'Cue Pork Ribs From Fatty 'Cue

    Anthony Masters, chef de cuisine of Fatty 'Cue shares the recipe for his pork ribs with Indonesian long pepper, fish sauce, and palm sugar. It goes for $14 at the restaurant. [See More Recipes: Apple Strudel From The Russian Tea Room | Grouper Santiagero From Havana Central | San Felipe Tacos From ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    How to Taste Wine

    I've been drinking and enjoying wine for many years, but I haven't always tasted it. Tasting doesn't mean composing the longest list of esoteric flavor descriptors in the galaxy. We all know those annoying types who make you feel like an idiot because you can't pick out the "Oaxacan chocolate, dri ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2012

    Din and Dinner at the Penrose

    A big new watering hole from the Wilfie & Nell team

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Spice Market Celebrating National Watermelon Day With Menu Specials

    Next Friday, August 3 is another national (insert food item) day. This time: watermelons. Spice Market will be celebrating the occasion with two dishes that will be added as specials on the menu. Executive Chef Anthony Ricco will be serving watermelon gazpacho ($8.50), and bringing back an old des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Sweet Tea Done Right: A Southern Dad Knows Best

    [See More Drink Up: Sriracha Ice Cream Shake Returns | 5 Boozy Sweets in New York | Solve Your Hangover with the "Hangover Helper" Let's get one thing straight: A packet of sugar and a glass of unsweetened iced tea does not a sweet tea make. Er, in other words: True Southern sweet tea isn't sweeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Recipe: Brown Butter Financiers from Sarah Simmons

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Make Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter's Stewed Tomato Pudding

    Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter serves the type of Southern cooking that makes us want summer to just get here already. Luckily, you don't have to wait for the warm season--and with it, summer tomatoes--to make one of the restaurant's signature dishes: stewed tomato pudding. We've got the recipe, ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 22, 2012

    Caffè Storico: The Museum of Fine Dining

    Venice lends some savor to the New-York Historical Society

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Make Flex Donuts Chef Zac Young's Bacon Peanut Caramel Corn

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while most people will be buying a heart-shaped box of chocolates for their loved ones, why not say "I love you" with a more awesome food: bacon. Specifically, Flex Mussels pastry chef (and Top Chef: Just Desserts cheftestant) Zac Young's bacon peanut c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Yao's Dragon Beard Candy: For When You Need Some Sweet Holiday Snacking

    Lauren ShockeyA dragon's beard is similar to Santa's beard. Promise.​Candy canes and gingerbread men might get all the love when it comes to sating your sweet tooth with Christmas candy, but it's worth heading down to Chinatown to discover the tasty traditional Chinese sweet that resembles wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Author Frank DeCaro Dishes About What Famous Dead People Once Ate

    Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgotten​While celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Make Food Fest 365's Blueberry Muffins for Blueberry Muffin Day Blueberry Muffin Day!​Do you know what today is? Yes, it's Monday. And, yes, it's July 11th. But it's also Blueberry Muffin Day. Yesterday was PiƱa Colada Day (and a good day it was, indeed!). Tomorrow is Pecan Pie Day. And if you're curious what next ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2011

    La Silhouette Jumps in la Time Machine

    A West '50s restaurant dials it back a few decades

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    April 15, 2011

    Minamoto Kitchoan's Wonderful Wagashi

    Rebecca Marx​ This week, we've decided to stray far from the all-American cookies, cakes, and ice cream we so love and venture instead to Minamoto Kitchoan, one of the city's foremost purveyors of wagashi, or traditional Japanese pastry.

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    April 4, 2011

    Make Rockography's Deep-Fried PB&J, Like Ted Cipollone

    Rockography's PB&J​The new rock-themed restaurant Rockography (504 Sixth Avenue) screams 'extreme.' Menu items include the Bad-Ass Veggie Burger, the F.U. Burger (topped with fried tomato, onion rings, maple bacon, pickles, fried egg, and Velveeta sauce), and Yo' Momma's Meatloaf. In your face ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 2, 2011

    Graffit and the Cubist Foodist

    Jesús Núñez brings his avant-garde Spanish cuisine to the Upper West Side

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    February 16, 2011

    Edi & the Wolf Invites You to Waltz on In

    Austria annexes a little bit of Avenue C

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    February 14, 2011

    Make Colicchio & Sons's Red Velvet Cake, Like Stephen Collucci

    Red Velvet Cake doesn't have to be crimson.​OK, so maybe this one's obvious. But who can resist a recipe for red velvet cake on any day, much less the Day of Love? Colicchio & Sons pastry chef Stephen Collucci shares the recipe for his red velvet cake, but says it needn't be just for tonight. ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Make Marcus Samuelsson's Spicy Mexican Chili, from Red Rooster Harlem

    Red Rooster's answer to chili (and chilly).​It's cold outside. Damn cold. Experts say one of the best remedies for this weather is a steaming bowl of hearty, meaty chili. And by experts we mean Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem. He shares the recipe for his Spicy Mexican Chili and urges ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Our 10 Best Tofu Dishes in NYC

    Rebecca MarxNo. 7 Sub's General Tso's tofu.​ The end product of coagulated, molded soy milk, tofu is one of America's most beleaguered foods, ridiculed for its wobbly texture and inherently bland flavor. And that's a shame, because the favorite whipping boy of the vegetarian/vegan world has a ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Kittichai's Ty Bellingham Talks Thai Food, Feeding the Kids & The Guy He Hired Just to Make Curry Paste

    Ty Bellingham​Sydney, Australia transplant Ty Bellingham has taken over the kitchen at Kittichai, one of the city's best reviewed Thai upscale restaurants. His pedigree is as strong as it gets this side of Bangkok -- of course, with a name like Ty, what else would you expect? What changes hav ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Make Sean Brock's Molecular Shrimp and Grits, From the Guest Chef Menu at Aldea

    Jason MillerShrimp and grits gone molecular.​George Mendes's Aldea has earned praise not only for what he does in the kitchen, but also for when he steps out of the limelight and lets a visiting chef take over his space. The latest special guest in the guest chef series at the restaurant is Se ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Recipe: Make Chef Isaac Reyes' Pancakes with Banana Frita

    Salsa dancing and pancakes, together at last.​ Why save all your dancing for Saturday night when you can pack up the kids for a salsa-filled Sunday morning? Ideya's Salsa Baby Brunch takes place once a month, featuring the bilingual Jose Conde Band and a menu of Latin-flavored breakfast standa ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Christopher Kimball Opens Mouth, Sharpens Knives, Again

    ​Christopher Kimball has been quite a font of opinion lately, between writing that the Internet and its broccoli casserole recipes killed Gourmet, challenging the online community to a cook-off, and proclaiming that there is a wrong way and a right way to cook. Now, the Cook's Illustrated edit ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Recipe: Make Pork Chops Two Ways By Sonoma Chefs Jeff Mall & Josh Silvers

    ​Sonoma chefs Josh Silvers and Jeff Mall of Syrah Bistro and Zin Restaurant, respectively, have teamed up on a cookbook for Rodney Strong Vineyards that highlights Sonoma-style cuisine, entitled Down Home: Downtown. Silvers provides the downtown, while Mall contributes the down home recipes. T ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Making Peda for Diwali

    ​Diwali, the biggest Hindu holiday of the year, is coming up on Saturday--it's celebrated with the making, giving, and eating of sweets, or mithai. If you've stopped into a mithai shop, you've seen an array of the psychedelically multicolored sweets--burfis, laddos, chum chums, and jalebi. Mos ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Boston-New York Cocktail Smackdown

    I first published this post last spring, in honor of the first Yankees-Red Sox game. And today the same occasion rolls around again, on a beautiful, blue-sky day. And so I thought I'd revive this post, in case you feel, as I do, that this evening deserves a nice cocktail. The first Yankees-Red Sox ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    We Get Tempted By Tanteo Infused Tequilas

    We finally got a chance to try the recently launched Tanteo brand of infused tequilas. Now, I know what you're thinking: flavored tequila? Isn't that just a sneeze away from Bacardi Limon? And the answer is: not at all. Or at least not in this case. Tanteo, which is made of 100% Weber blue agave a ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2009

    Sexy Veggies at Dirt Candy

    Breaking the vegetarian rules

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    November 19, 2008

    Char No. 4 Is Not Kosher

    A new Brooklyn spot specializes in all the delicious things that can kill you

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    August 11, 2008


    We played 'What is it?' on Friday with the dish pictured above. Brownvid got it first: it's called "khandavni" and it tastes delish! And then dadand10 chimed in asking if it is "khandvi maybe?" You're both right, it's the Gujarati dish khandvi (that's how I'd spell it anyway, I'm sure there are ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich

    Behold the Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich! Today at the Culinary Loft in SoHo, Jif held its sixth annual Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Emerging victorious was 11-year-old Samuel Sosa, who is sixth grade at Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside, California. Sammy won a $25,00 ... More >>

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    June 6, 2007
  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    Santa's Top 10 Cookbooks

    Recipe Collections That Don't Suck—And a Few That Do

  • Dining

    November 23, 2004

    One Amazing Sandwich

    Turko-Uzbeki lunch counter on Brooklyn's Camino Real

  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    A Room With a Clue

    Dorm Living 101

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