Diet and Nutrition

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Melba's Restaurant Is a West Harlem Gathering Place With Good Vegetarian Options

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Melba's Restaurant (300 West 114th Street, 212-864-7777) Neighborhood: West Harlem Cuisine: American Comfort Food

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    A First Look Inside Floyd Cardoz's White Street, Now Open on West Broadway

    Cabbing to North End Grill in Battery Park always feels like a trip, but experiencing North End alum Floyd Cardoz's globally-informed seasonal cooking at White Street (221 West Broadway, 212-944-8378) is transporting. The chef's turnaround of the former Churrascaria Tribeca, located inside a 19th ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Stop Eating Meat?

    [Editor's note: Every week New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:] Dear Andrew, My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and we've been dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Eat Healthy and Drink Smartly at Nourish Kitchen

    As the ferociously cold first month of 2014 comes to a close (good riddance, January), you might be considering a new fresh start by amending those New Year's resolutions that seemed so alluring on the 1st. Perhaps you want to reinstate your nightly wine ritual but aren't sure whether your vino habi ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Tokyo Restaurant Pioneers Vegetarian Sushi, See the Video

    Mmmm, that looks like really fresh uni (sea urchin) A hot new Tokyo restaurant in the Rappongi Hills section turns the sushi and sashimi traditions on their heads by offering an all-vegetarian menu. This is not just a collection of cucumber and pickled-daikon rolls, either, but beautifully turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    You Can Get A 1,200-Calorie Burger At Barclays Center. But You Can't Get A 20-Ounce Soda

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ban on big-boy cups for non-diet sodas at New York City restaurants, theaters, and sports venues is yet to take effect. However, the new Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn already is voluntarily adhering to the new guidelines, which limit cup sizes for "sugary drinks" to 16 oun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    What's the Point of Organic Food?

    Scientists at Stanford University have concluded that organic fruits, vegetables, and meat are not significantly more nutritious than the same conventionally-grown foods. But was anyone under the impression that "organic" stood for "nutritious"? I'm not sure I know anyone paying the extra money fo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: New Yorkers Hate Big-Gulp Ban, Baby Formula Hide-And-Seek

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has taken a turn for the absurd with his plans to limit how much soda New Yorkers are allowed to drink and to hide baby formula from new mothers -- and voters seem to think it's just as ridiculous as we do.A new poll shows that the vast majority of New York voters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Vegans Have Better Sex According to Singing Woman

    This news comes to us by way of DNAinfo, which reported that there has been a singing vegan lady trying to convert East Village meat eaters into vegetable-eating purists. "Vegans have better sex, better health, cleaner conscience," Grace Weaver, the vegan advocate, has been singing. According to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Calling All Suckers: East Village Snake-Oil Factory Selling Tap Water For $2.50 A Glass

    We're not sure what's more unsettling: the fact that an East Village business is selling tap water for $2.50 a bottle, or that countless idiots will probably buy it.That's right, a "water cafe" called "Molecule" is now open for business right around the corner from the Voice's East Village abode tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Mike "Everything In Moderation" Bloomberg To Preside Over Hot Dog Contest Weigh-In

    What was that thing Mayor Mike Bloomberg said about eating in "moderation?" If we're not mistaken, it went a little something like this: the mayor's proposed ban on big-boy cups for sugary drinks like soda is just "encouragement to do things in moderation."That said, food-bully Bloomberg this mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg Honors Largest Box Of Donuts Ever Made After Proposing Ban On Soda Served In Big-Boy Cups

    While yesterday may have been Mayor Mike Bloomberg's You're Too Fat And Stupid To Make Your Own Decision About Soda Day, today is officially "National Donut Day," and the mayor isn't just celebrating, he's expected to sign a proclamation letter honoring the 75th anniversary of a day that celebrates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    13 Reasons Why Banning 'Pig Gulp' Sodas in NYC Isn't Such a Bad Idea

    I'm not a fan of Mayor Bloomberg. In fact, I'm often heard railing against the mayor's real estate policies, which have seen ugly condo towers soaring around the city at random, granted huge subsidies and tax abatements, disfiguring historic neighborhoods. The same policies have driven homegrown ma- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Microbiologists Examine School Mystery Meat

    We all wondered what exactly was in the "mystery meat" doled out for our school lunches. Well, now we know. It's ammonia-treated animal beef trimmings, made with the type of connective tissue and beef scraps used in dog food.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Happy National Margarita Day! Here's How to Prevent Tomorrow's Hangover

    Happy National Margarita Day! If that's not a good reason to get sloshed after work today, what is? Here at Fork in the Road, we're all about the drinking (though ideally that which coincides with eating). Yet the age-old problem with getting too boozy is that you're bound to get hungover. Back arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    "Mindful Eating" Is The Hot New Thing For Your Mouth

    ​ Today's New York Times has an interesting article about a trend called "mindful eating," which is based on Buddhist principles and which will teach your taste buds a thing or two while making you less of a slurping hog. It's about savoring your food, thinking about it, taking your time with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Elaine Carroll and Very Mary-Kate Dish About Their Favorite Foods

    Very Mary-Kate / TwitterElaine Carroll in character as Mary-Kate Olsen​Elaine Carroll is the hilarious comedian who parodies Mary-Kate Olsen in the online series Very Mary-Kate. Streamed on College Humor, the two-minute long episodes portray fictionalized accounts of the day-to-day happenings ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 11, 2012

    Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court Jersey City

    There's hope for your tongue at Newport Centre Mall

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Hangover Patches: Do They Work?

    Andreiandrade / FlickrCan a patch prevent this from happening?​New Year's Eve might as well be nicknamed Hangover Eve, because for millions of Americans, it's time to get as wasted as possible. There's been a lot of buzz recently about Blowfish, the new over-the-counter drug made from caffein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Congress Wants Your Kids To Be Fat

    ​In a heated congressional session Thursday, lawmakers continued to clash with the Obama administration over proposed changes that would make the school-lunch program healthier, arguing that low-income children have a right to eat shitty food and get sick from it.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Five Astonishing Nutritional Surprises From the Just-Published Eat This Not That

    ​Penned by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, and published by Rodale Press, Eat This Not That looks like a knock-off of the celebrated website and coffee-table book This Is Why You're Fat. This square paperbound volume abounds in pictures of fattening foods printed in breathtaking color, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Pussy Is Still the Worst Name for an Energy Drink, But Here Are 10 Other Bad Ones

    Pussy DrinksWho wants to drink Pussy?​There's been much talk on the internet of the British energy drink called, naturally, Pussy. According to its website, the white grape and lime-based beverage "has been fueling the celebrity and party scene for some time" and "Pussy is about natural energ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Joey Chestnut Consumed an Ungodly Amount of Preservatives Yesterday

    ​We're guessing that cancer-linked preservatives weren't on Joey Chestnut's mind when he scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. But even if he was remotely concerned about the amount of nitrites he was consuming, the labels on Nathan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Hamburger America's George Motz Talks Burger Hype, Burger DNA

    photo courtesy of George MotzGeorge Motz amid his beloved beef.​George Motz was just a documentarian when he came out with his seminal burger film, Hamburger America. But considering he had to eat thousands of burgers in establishments around the country for years as he researched the film, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Hunger-Free Kids Act Passed; There Might Be Dairy in Your Tofutti

    ​Farmers across the South are dealing with a drought that began this spring. Hot, dry weather has damaged peanut fields, cotton plants, and citrus trees. [Washington Post] More than two-thirds of the city's public school kids will now get free or discounted school lunches as part of the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    7-Eleven Courts the Vegans

    ​7-Eleven has proven itself a leader in the fight for equality, if equality means having the freedom to eat the same shit as everybody else: at some of its locations in Manhattan and Philadelphia, it is now selling vegan products.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Meatless Moguls: Bill Clinton, Russell Simmons & Steve Wynn Among the Planet's 'Power Vegans'

    Bubba, sans burgers.​The steak-and-martini dinner, once a hallmark of heavyweights and big shots, is no longer on the menu for many powerful people. As Joel Stein writes in BusinessWeek, some of the world's biggest successes are going vegan, including Steve Wynn, Russell Simmons, and former fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop's Whole-Wheat Spinach Pie

    ​In their desire to appeal to the more health-conscious and/or guilt-ridden among us, numerous bakers compromise their products with whole-wheat flour, and the result is often reminiscent of chew toys and arbitrary childhood punishments. But this is happily far from the case at Damascus Bread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Calorie Posting Laws Like New York's to Expand Country-Wide

    ​Thanks to President Obama's health care reform bill, calorie-posting laws similar to the ones we already have in New York will soon expand nationally: Chain restaurants and vending machines will be required to post calories in a "clear and conspicuous manner." The rules apply to any chain wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Dieting, Twitter, and Accountability: or, How to Tweet Yourself Skinny

    Traditionally, trying to lose weight involves dieting and exercise. But what about Tweeting the entire process, including your weight and how much you ate on a given day? New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter is doing just that. And it's a far cry from the old days, when dieting was something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio

    Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio​In 2006, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio wrote Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a gorgeous book made up of portraits of families from all over the world pictured with the amount of food they eat in a week. Each chapter also included a family recipe and a br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: 5 Napkin Burger's Veggie Burger

    ​You wouldn't necessarily expect to find a decent veggie burger -- or any veggie burger -- at a burger joint, particularly one that boasts its patties are so full of meat drippings that they require five napkins to digest. So it's a pleasant surprise to report that there isn't a decent veggie ... More >>

  • Film

    April 6, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Robot Tongue Tastes Better Than People

    doug88888/flickr​Frank Bruni will be replaced as Times food critic by Sam Sifton starting this October. But could he have been replaced instead by a robot? Wired reports that a new artificial tongue is better at detecting subtle differences in sweet flavors than the human licker. About the si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Beach Eats, Food Trucks & Stadium Snacks

    ​Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories). [NY Times] The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Booze News--Beer Cocktails & Pimm's Cups-a-Go-Go

    EU officials in Brussels are blocking the sale of lower alcohol wines developed by New World wine regions. One method to make low-alcohol wine involves harvesting grapes which are immature and have a low sugar level, the second uses fully matured grapes to produce a normal wine, from which alcohol i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    What's Happening This Week--Learn How New York Chefs Cook At Home & Sample Homebrews At the Brooklyn Beer Experiment

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! How I Cook At Home Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center June 1, 8 & 15 Ever wonder what your favorite chef keeps in his or her kitchen? The How I Cook At Home ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Why Does Bacon Taste So Good? It's All About the Maillard Reaction

    Atkins dieters may be disappointed to discover that a high-protein diet may not be as healthy as once believed. A recent study conducted on rats suggests that a diet high in protein combined with a lot of fat increases the risk of diabetes. [Forbes] Meanwhile, British scientists have pinpointed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    New Study Says Chicken Soup Is Good for the Heart Too

    Wine Tweeter and vlogger Gary Vaynerchuk has signed a seven-figure 10-book deal with HarperStudio. The Belarusian-born wine retailer from New Jersey, who has 145,000 followers on Twitter, admits he doesn't read books. [Wall Street Journal] A Japanese study suggests that chicken soup may help lower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC -- Bolanee Kadu

    Jack-O-Lantern fritters are crunchy and sweet (click to engorge) The meatiness of Afghan cuisine can be a turn-off to vegetarians, and the smell of lamb grilling over charcoal is a feature of most of the city's kebab houses. But dig deeper at Balkh Shish Kabab House and find that strictly vegetari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats -- Whiting on Whole Wheat

    The scrumptious whiting sandwich at Dolphin (presumably, no dolphins were harmed) In Uptown Manhattan the fish sandwich rules as a cheap tuck-in. And one of the best places to get them is in the seafood markets usually run by Koreans. These vertical operations fry up whatever filets they have o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Calorie Posting Holds Up In Court

    Yesterday, a Manhattan federal appeals court upheld city regulations requiring chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards.[NY Post]Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling for stricter food labeling of meats, as well as some fruits and vegetables, that will more clearly specify ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Weekend Special: Recipe for the World's Greatest Veggie Burgers

    If there's one thing vegetarians still crave from the world of meat, it's hamburgers. But the frozen patties they pull from supermarket freezer cases are the palest of imitations - rubbery hockey pucks of textured vegetable protein (TVP) laced with rancid-tasting onion powder and mystery fats. Unles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Food News From Across the Country

    The economic downturn has resulted in a decrease in milk consumption; now California's dairy operators may need their own sort of bailout. [Mercury News]Representatives from seven of the country's most expensive restaurants, from Masa to Alinea, say they haven't seen much of a decrease in business. ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 27, 2006

    Early Bud Special

    Unhealthy Breakfast may cause bloating, hangover

  • News

    August 10, 1999

    Breakfast of Champions

    Wade Boggs: Fowl Food for Fair Balls

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