For most, there's little way around it: Being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving sucks. It's not that you want to eat the turkey on the table -- or not necessarily, anyway. It's more that everyone else is eating it, and loving it, and making it sound like the best thing ever. (Word to the wise: It's not.) ... More >>
BuzzFeed's Emily Fleischaker talks to a 45-year-old cannabis baker in L.A. who left her job at a nonprofit to bake edibles professionally. The story, told in the anonymous baker's words, is also full of beautiful photography -- rows of cute THC-rich ginger cookies cooling on a wire rack, and wee bud ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has officially made the jump from figurative to literal -- the mayor now actually wants to play nanny (sigh).Starting September 3, the city will encourage hospitals to hide baby formula behind locked doors in an effort to encourage (trick) new mothers into breast f ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Potbelly is adding a new vegetarian option to their menu. Introducing the Mediterranean sandwich. It's made with red pepper hummus, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, and roasted red peppers. "Our current vegetarian sandwich is a Potbelly classic and a toasty favorite," Carl Segal, senior v ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Very Mary-Kate / TwitterElaine Carroll in character as Mary-Kate OlsenElaine 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 >>
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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 >>
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.
Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>
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 >>
Raising a SkinnyGirl baby?It's sure to raise an eyebrow or two when a woman who launched a product line called SkinnyGirl announces that she's raising her 15-month-old daughter vegetarian. The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is undoubtedly a very health-conscious person ... More >>
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 >>
Vegans, take heart: although the food blogosphere has lately been lousy with news of burger joint expansions, Blossom du Jour will soon add two outposts to its animal-free empire.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Although the Meatball Shop makes its carnivorous allegiances abundantly clear, the restaurant shows a surprising amount of love for the vegetarians.
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 >>
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 >>
Peter Menzel and Faith D'AluisioIn 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 >>
Great news! Socializing is as important to overall health as exercising, abstaining from smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to Brigham Young University researchers. And it's so much easier and more fun than all of those things -- especially when booze is involved, which, of ... More >>
Remember the fat-o-phobic early 90's, when every speck of fat had to be removed from every product, and nothing would sell in the supermarkets unless it was labeled "lo-fat" or "no-fat"? And margarine laden with trans-fats was touted as health food? Well, as with the lo-carb era that followed ... More >>
Celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving
Instead of vegetarian health food, 104 John Street will be serving up fried chicken. The former home of Zen Palate is being transformed into a Bon Chon Chicken.
doug88888/flickrFrank 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
It's been about a year since New York fast food chain places have been forced to show calorie counts for all their foods, and I'm still pissed to the titties about it. What kind of moron is this kind of thing designed for? Is there really someone who doesn't know that a cheeseburger deluxe has a who ... More >>
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 t ... More >>
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 >>
I was just skedaddling around KMart--well, Lincoln Center was too far away--when I spotted shelves filled with rolls and rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper enhanced with aloe vera and Vitamin E! Is this really necessary? Does your butt really need to be that pampered while you're wiping away the det ... More >>
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 >>
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