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    January 30, 2014

    DBGB Pastry Chef Myriam Eberhardt Is On The Hunt For Mirabelles

    Like many kids, DBGB (299 Bowery, 212-933-5300) pastry chef Myriam Eberhardt knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. "I always liked cooking and making food at home with my family," she explains. What she didn't know then -- but soon discovered -- was that her culinary passion was in pa ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Is Dolce Vizio, The City's Only Tiramisu Parlor, Down for the Count?

    Yesterday, workmen were seen briefly visiting the premises. I'm not the world's biggest fan of tiramisu. Rather than being an ancient Italian creation, it was invented in 1969 at restaurant near Treviso, a region in far northeastern Italy. (Yes, there may have been earlier pastries that inspired i ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Day in the Life of...a Macaroon Maker

    Welcome to Day in the Life of, a feature that will appear every so often on Fork in the Road in which we look at different culinary professions in New York City and the people behind them. How do the pros actually spend their days? Up this week: Dan Cohen, owner of Danny Macaroons 8 p.m. -- I don ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Showdown: Testing Recipes From Three Cookie Books

    Lauren ShockeyLeft to right: The Cookiepedia, The Treats Truck Baking Book, Cookies at Home with The Culinary Institute of America​ Whether you like 'em chewy and studded with tiny milk chocolate morsels or crispy and stuffed with big bittersweet chunks, there's really no such thing as a bad c ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011


    Movies do go better with gourmet treats

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    August 3, 2011

    Dolce Vizio to Tart up Tiramisú

    Dolce Vizio​Picking up where the 31 flavors of Stuffed Artisan Cannolis left off, a new shop named Dolce Vizio is determined to convince New Yorkers that tiramisú is the next relentlessly customizable member of the Italian dessert canon.

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    June 15, 2011

    Paletas by Fany Gerson: Prepare Your Palates for Frozen Delight

    Ten Speed PressAll you need on a hot summer day​Having conquered traditional ice pops with Charity Ferreira's Perfect Pops, today we shall look specifically at the Mexican ice pop, otherwise known as the paleta. Fany Gerson, the owner of La Newyorkina, has just released a cookbook of her own ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Quality Cakes Return to Quality Meats, Auguring Dietary Apocalypse

    Rebecca MarxOne of last year's Quality Cakes, or what was left of it.​Since we've always been proponents of the concept of ice cream as a meal replacement, we're more than happy to report that Quality Meats has brought back the ice cream cakes we last summer dubbed "the dessert equivalent of h ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday: Three Tart's Tiny Tarts

    Rebecca Marx​ There are some Fridays when you want excess in order to celebrate the end of the week, and then there are some Fridays when, anticipating the excess of the weekend, you want moderation, or at least a suggestion of it. And on those Fridays, Three Tarts beckons.

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    November 12, 2010

    Our 10 Best Bakery Desserts in NYC

    Cannelle Patisserie's pear tart.​ The season of overindulgence is fast descending upon us with the subtlety of a Zeppelin, bearing glad tidings of weight gain and dental despair. To celebrate the occasion, we've decided to round up our favorite bakery desserts, the ones that make us cross riv ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    The Old-Fashioned Plans to Bring Ice Cream to Ditmas Park

    boliston/FlickrThis is in England, not Brooklyn, but you get the idea.​Even as we bemoan the end of the official ice cream season (though as any six-year-old knows, ice cream has no season), Lisa Eisen and Prairie Rose Free are giving us reason to look forward to next summer. That's when the p ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Baked Explorations, Baked's Second Cookbook, Is Coming Next Month

    ​ Given that it's almost cool enough to entertain the possibility of turning on an oven again, we're happy to learn that Baked -- home to the aforementioned peanut s'mores bar -- is about to publish its second cookbook.

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    August 20, 2010

    Reminder: There Will Be a Ton of Ice Cream at the New Amsterdam Market on Sunday

    Robert SietsemaThe Bent Spoon's pumpkin ice cream.​This weekend's New Amsterdam Market will feature a dairy onslaught, courtesy of its very first Ice Cream Fair on Sunday. The $20 ticket will get you six mini ice cream cones with the flavors of your choosing from the Bent Spoon, Van Leeuwen, M ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Get Free Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Ice Cream at the Mermaid Inn Tonight

    ​The Mermaid Inn will be a little bigger and a little gayer this evening: from 6:30 until 10 p.m., Doug Quint will park his Big Gay Ice Cream Truck outside of the restaurant's East Village Outpost to offer free key lime ice cream to any customer bearing one of the Mermaid's signature fortune t ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Ice Cream Sandwiches Your Own Way

    CHOWPlus....espresso mudpie​ ​ Hot on the heels of the Times plaintively crying, "How Much for Artisanal Ice Cream?" comes this handy-dandy CHOW guide to DIY ice cream sandwiches. From the "snickerdoodle" (two sugar cookies plus cinnamon ice cream) to the espresso mud pie shown here, the ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    New Amsterdam Market's Next: Six Artisanal Ice Cream Cones and, um, Tomatoes

    FlickrThe scoop on scoops​ True ice cream freaks know there's no such thing as too much: They love to pore over that glassed-in case. They are cursed by ice cream scoopers everywhere, who loathe their tendency to ask for "just one more taste" before settling. Their moment in the sun will arri ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Ways to Stay Cool: New, Fancified Slushies, Shaved Ice

    Thrillist​This summer may break high temperature records, and just in time for the heat wave that never seems to end, there are some new icy desserts in town. Last week, we told you about the new shaved ice available at Hanover Cafe on St. Mark's, and now we hear of fancified shaved ice at Oce ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    The Worst of the Fancy Food Show; The Ethics of Eating for Free

    This week in food blogs... Grub Street asked, "Why eat bacon and cupcakes when you can lick them in paper form?" after discovering such a thing at the Fancy Food Show. Meanwhile, Epicurious rounded up the the worst of the Fancy Food Show, including instant caprese: pre-cut slices of mozzarella wit ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    The Early Word: Guerrilla Ice Cream

    The Velvet Revolution on the left, the Red Corridor on the right.​ Ice cream flavors are typically a pretty straightforward affair. Their names tend to be limited to their primary ingredients, with notable exceptions like Rocky Road, Moose Tracks, and Jacques Torres' Wicked coming out of the ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    AOL Seems to Have an Ice Cream Truck

    ​AOL's been suffering a bit of an identity crisis lately, but does its new focus on content creation include ice cream? This truck, sighted on Astor Place earlier this afternoon, suggests something's up, but what's more likely than AOL getting in on the ice cream racket is the company's effort ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Successful Publicity Stunts 101: Kitten Shills Ice Cream By Eating a Tiny Ice Cream Cone

    Mammoth advertising firms and aspiring food entrepreneurs, take note: You do not need fancy special effects, pretty people, or even vaguely memorable tag lines to promote your product. You simply need a tiny kitten wearing a tiny hat. The above video is an advertisement for L.A.'s Lake Street Crea ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    New York's Best Ice Cream Sandwiches

    ​Speaking of ice cream, Time Out New York has rounded up the city's best ice cream sandwiches. Among the most novel are an almond macaron-chocolate sorbet rendition from Dessert Club ChikaLicious and a chocolate wafer-anise hyssop ice cream number from Saltie. At the Sietsema-endorsed Meatbal ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Ample Hills Creamery's Chocolate Stout Pretzel Ice Cream at Lucas Fine Foods

    ​Lucas Fine Foods opened in Park Slope this weekend. Prepared foods like barbecued pork ribs and Cajun-spiced shrimp beckoned from the display cases, but since the shop didn't have its full menu up and running yet, we went for the ice cream, homemade by Brian Smith of Ample Hills Creamery.

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    May 25, 2010

    Sex and the City 2 in Cupcake Form -- Groan. (Plus: How to Kill the Carrie Cupcake)

    Eat their hearts out.​ More cupcake madness... Forget that you can't walk into a certain kind of bar without being offered a SATC2 Cosmo these days. Now, homage is being paid to the ladies from the Sex and the City sequel in cupcake form. Food2 is highlighting recipes corresponding to each o ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Jacques Torres Ice Cream Sandwich

    ​The ice cream sandwich gleams in the hot sun of last week with vanilla ice cream. Summer is nearly upon us, and with it comes an obsession with frozen treats. Count among the newer and better ones Jacques Torres's ice cream sandwich.

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    May 24, 2010

    America's 5 Greatest Foodie Presidents

    ​President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Is There a Burgeoning Euro Cupcake Backlash?

    clevercupcakes/FlickrOh, the antipathy.​Despite what the folks at McDonald's Germany would have us believe, there are a number of Europeans who are hating on cupcakes right now. Salon takes a look at the supposed Euro backlash, as manifested in articles in the British press.

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    March 31, 2010

    Ditmas Park Is Desperately Seeking Ice Cream

    Barbara L. HansonLick it.​Perhaps not quite as titillating as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door contest, the Flatbush Development Corporation's survey to determine what kind of ice cream store to open in the area is still pretty exciting, at least if you live in Ditmas Park and crave frozen ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    A Gallery of Pies at the New Pies-N-Thighs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    ​An eerie glow suffuses the facade, as the new Pies-N-Thighs comes alive at twilight. Step inside for a piece of pie...

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    March 22, 2010

    Crumbs Branching Into Brooklyn

    CrumbsCrumbs gets its sticky fingers on Brooklyn Heights.​Here's the latest news in cupcake proliferation: not content with its 12 locations in Manhattan, Crumbs Bake Shop is branching into Brooklyn Heights. The Brooklyn Heights Blog noticed a "coming soon" sign in the window of the old Height ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009


    BabyCakes doesn’t discriminate

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    November 24, 2009

    Booze News: Soothing a Stuffed Belly with Amaro; Pairing Wine with Pumpkin Pie

    ​ Feeling overstuffed? No country can match Italy for the sheer variety of digestive liqueurs, called amari, which can soothe a fully belly at the end of a big meal... something you might want to look into this holiday season. [NY Times] Two cases of MacKinlay's Rare Old Whisky that Ernest Sh ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Written in Snacks: A Couple of Loosely Related Happenings​Apparently, putting your message where your mouth is is the best new way to get it across. (And that doesn't just go for eulogizing the celebrities lost over the past year.) The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a group called Cupcakes for Life has inscribed slogans like ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Lulu & Mooky's Brings Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream to Allen Street

    Where liquid nitrogen ice cream is born.​They've been doing this sort of thing in Utah for awhile now, but until last week, New York was bereft of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Per Tasting Table, Lulu & Mooky's, which just set up shop on Allen Street, is now serving 50 flavors of the stuff, which ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Doughnut Plant Versus Babycakes Donuts

    Left: Babycakes doughnuts: Right: Doughnut Plant's versions We write this with a heavy heart and sticky fingers. We heard that vegan bakery Babycakes is now creating gluten-free, baked doughnuts in the depths of their cutesy, butter-free lair, and so we decided to run a Battle of the Dishes pitti ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Caroline Fidanza Prepares to Set Sail at Saltie

    Caroline Fidanza​After parting ways with Marlow & Sons and Diner earlier this summer, Caroline Fidanza was "excited about being unemployed." Fidanza, who had spent the past decade as the executive chef at both Williamsburg restaurants, had unformed plans to open her own place; she wanted " ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Mott Street Gets Juiced, Again

    Mott Street between Spring and Kenmare streets will soon be home to not one, but two juice bars: The soon-to-open Green Apple, located at 200 Mott Street, will serve "blender juices" and "Italian ice cream." The shop's bright green awning looks across the street to the bright yellow awning attached ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Summer Evenings, Magnolia Bakery Trashes the West Village

    ​Every evening in the summer, the cupcake eaters descend on the West Village and make a beeline for the corner of Bleecker and West 11th, the home of Magnolia Bakery. This institution is credited with originating the cupcake trend, and has been celebrated in every major publication except The ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Oh, America: 100-Pound Cupcake Displayed in Mall, Fed to Hogs

    Speaking of cupcakes, Guinness Book of World Records staff was on hand this Saturday at the Mall of America, to check out what might be the biggest cupcake in the world. The 100-pound, 2-feet tall, 3-feet wide behemoth clocks in at 131,000 calories. It's stuffed with fudge and frosted in yellow in h ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Chickadee Chick: Chicken, Frozen Custard Joint Coming to Park Slope

    If the frozen custard is going to be properly dense and eggy, than there's reason to be excited about Chickadee Chick, the perky-sounding new chicken spot on 7th Avenue at Garfield Place in Park Slope. The chicken is advertised as free-range and char-grilled, plus fries, shakes, and frozen custard. ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to The Greene Ice Cream Cart & Goodbye to Yama

    The West Houston branch of Yama Sushi has closed. Apparently, the whole building is for sale. Calls to the other three branches of Yama--49th Street, 17th Street, and Carmine--confirm they are still open. [Eater] David Bouley's reinvention of Danube as Secession earned tepid reviews and has now clo ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Weekend Special--Cooling Summer Treats of Corona, Queens

    Our favorite ices at Lemon Ice King of Corona: coffee and lemon (click to lick) The hotter weather hitting town this weekend demands cooling concoctions. So, braving the threat of swine flu, we strapped on our masks and headed for Corona. There we immediately headed past the bocce ball court t ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009
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    June 10, 2008

    Why Do Mexicans Swim in Their Clothes?

    Keep your clothes on, hombre

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    Past Food Nation

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