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 >>
We almost never want to know how much sugar, salt, or butter is in our dish when we're dining out (hint: a lot), and that goes double for dessert. Unless, that is, we're in the hands of Rouge Tomate (10 East 60th Street, 646-237-8977) pastry chef James Distefano.
When much-lauded chef John Fraser isn't tending the pass at Dovetail, the acclaimed Upper West Side restaurant he opened in late 2007, he's living a lifestyle that includes vegetable-forward eating and practicing Muay Thai, a form of Mixed Martial Arts known also as Thai boxing. His personal diet ma ... More >>
The simit tastes pretty good, but is it actually a bagel? Above: the whole wheat simit A neophyte chain called Simit Smith has introduced a new sort of bagel to the Upper West Side. In Turkey, it's known as a simit, but there are a half-dozen other names for it in the Middle East, Greece, Romani ... More >>
Energy drinks may slowly be losing steam. Reuters reported that some popular energy drinks have more caffeine than what their labels say. Consumer Reports magazine released a study on Thursday morning that 11 of the top 27 most popular energy drinks in the United States mislabel their amounts of ca ... More >>
In came the invite for yesterday: "MARTINI and the MOMs celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Join us for the 'A Toast to Survivors' luncheon with special guest Kristin Chenoweth at Alison Eighteen." So there I was, all poised to eat healthy food and chat with the ladies about their lives an ... More >>
Tofu and Vegetables
The Associated Press has hired Sara Moulton, a longtime Food Network host, to write a weekly healthy eating column. She will be doling out advice for using seasonal ingredients and her recipes, according to the AP, "will take a holistic approach to healthy eating, with an emphasis on whole grains, ... More >>
As the rest of us try to cope with the impending Zombie Apocalypse, the animal rights group PETA is using the latest case of potential zombie-ism to push its Vegan agenda.As we reported earlier this week, a Texas man was arrested near Waco on Monday after police say he ate the family dog -- after cr ... More >>
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 >>
Frozen Whole Wheat Chicken Potstickers by Tang's Natural
File this under "parenting tips for selfish jackasses who should never, ever have children." A new study has found -- get ready -- that drinking during pregnancy is still really bad for the developing fetus, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
October is officially Vegetarian Awareness Month, meaning for the next 31 days you should be aware that vegetarians exist. Also, try eating a little less meat. PETA is backing off its usual controversial tactics to advocate something a little more adorable -- hugging vegetarians. So, where should yo ... More >>
This Aussie-inspired mini-chain is best known for its cheap and filling meat pies, hearty things perfect for a quick meal before or after a night of drinking in the East Village. Its vegetarian options are no less tasty (or cheap). Take the vegetarian chili. At only $6, it has a flavor and c ... More >>
Not only is today George W. Bush's 65th birthday, and Nancy Reagan's 90th, and the birthday of that girl we went to high school with who dated that one guy before we did (#grudges), it's also National (or International, depending on who you make out with) Kissing Day. This is important, becau ... More >>
Keep pedalling, we're almost at Whole Foods!Don't you hate it when your vegan buddies hold their dietary practices over you? And don't you despise that guy who completes the Tour de France and acts like he's the man just because he successfully finished the single most grueling test of human ... More >>
The #1 Veggie Burger at Elevation Burger is all orange and ricey. We've snuck peeks at Eater's week-long burger coverage somewhat enviously, but our peeking has also made us want to get into the act. Accordingly, here are some of the more perverse burgers we've encountered over the last few ... More >>
Isnt bean curd the blandest substance on earth? Not on your life!
ShutterstockNow doesn't that look tasty?According to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children think foods with cartoons on the packaging taste better than foods which don't. Using the same cereal in different boxes, researchers had the kids sample both and ra ... More >>
veryeasyenergydrinks.comDo these look like they'd be good for you?While it might not come as any surprise, at least there's now medical evidence that energy drinks aren't great for the youngins. A study published yesterday in Pediatrics reports that energy drinks have no health benefits for ... More >>
Rebecca Marx This week, we turn our thoughts to excess. And veganism. Both are expressed rather gloriously in the peanut butter bomb, the aptly-named rejoinder to both Seasonal Affects Disorder and animal products.
El Gran Dee/FlickrHere's looking at you.The USDA published its 2010 Dietary Guidelines today. The takeaway: eat less crap.
The government has been dealing in some confusing messaging lately. For one, they did away with those color-coded terror alerts, seemingly acknowledging that we're not actually all mental kindergartners after all. But their new nutrition guidelines seem to be something of a step back in estim ... More >>
revduppi.comThere won't be any bacon-pepperoni-sausage slices here Following in the un-fun low-calorie food trends à la the flagel comes the Revd 3.14 slice, made with low-fat mozzarella and a 16-grain crust, according to The New York Post. At 170 calories and 5 grams of fat, the $3.50 slic ... More >>
lizlikes.comHey, fatty.Tiny tasting menu portions do not necessarily equal tiny calories, according to a nutritionist hired by Zagat Buzz to estimate the caloric cargo load of meals at Alinea, Per Se, L'Atelier, Compose, and wd-50. The menus weighed in at an average of 2,242 calories, with Al ... More >>
Whole Foods turns 30 on September 20 and is rolling out several new initiatives: a welfare rating system that tells customers how meat animals were raised, a transparency program for seafood, and Wellness Clubs. [USA Today] Many portions at fast-food chain restaurants are at least two times ... More >>
Well, this is cool: a new book entitled What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets shows us photos of people from across the globe, pictured alongside all of the food they consume on an average day.
The Oscar winnining singer/actress says she's "a jeans size smaller" thanks to counting food points and also working on her exercise routine. But do you always believe all those commercials for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig?
Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>
Birdbath's sandwich ($7) is a compendium of wholesome, simple ingredients. Birdbath Bakery has a new offering, known as the Old School Vegetarian Sandwich. Two slices of whole grain bread cradle a filling of shredded raw carrots, mixed sprouts, and ripe avocado, which is spread with a knife ... More >>
One New York assemblyman's interpretation of the average New York restaurant kitchen. If you thought the Mayor's voluntary salt reduction initiative was lacking in dictatorial muscle, then Felix Ortiz may be your man. In the kind of sadly deranged move that could have made only by someone who ... More >>
Apparently, people are actually reading those little signs. Calorie posting skeptics, be damned: Mayor Bloomberg's office wants us to know that there's a study, from a bunch of people at Stanford, that says that New York calorie postings have indeed made a difference in how many calories peop ... More >>
The latest food recall comes from National Steak and Poultry in Oklahoma, which is recalling some 248,000 pounds of beef that might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The meat could be linked to illnesses in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, and Washington. [ABC News] Wh ... More >>
The Department of Education says its bake sale policies will help combat obesity, but students worry they'll be left starved for funds
Tod Seelie/MetromixFrank 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 >>
artwork_rebel/flickrThis may indeed be why you're fat.Every so often, Men's Health blesses us with a round-up of the "Best and Worst" foods in America, enlightening and often grossing out its audience with the revelation a single serving of most chain restaurant food has enough calories, sodi ... More >>
Starbucks plans to launch a healthy new menu later this month that will feature baked goods without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, as well as salads and other items. The new menu will be advertised with the slogan "Real Food. Simply Delicious." [Reuters] If you think a Big Mac has ... More >>
Gourmet has an interesting piece on the cost debate at the recent Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute in Monterey, CA. Apparently, we pay too much for food, according to certain experts (Whole Foods global produce buyer, Karen Christensen, being one of them). According to these exper ... More >>
"Michael" and "Kristy" from the grossout YouTube video in which two Domino's Pizza employees defile pizza toppings before allegedly serving them to customers face felony charges and, possibly, a civil suit. [FOXNews] Don't do as they say or as they do--TV chefs are spreading their bad habits to vie ... More >>
Usually, trail mix is just an excuse to pick the chocolate chips out of a bag of nuts. But these trail mixes, from Sahale Snacks, are delicious. There are six different varieties, of which my favorites are Ksar--pistachios, dried figs, sunflower seeds and harissa--and Sing Buri--cashews, dried pine ... More >>
It's no google, where they recently had a cooking contest for employees judged by the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart and have been know to bring in Ferran Adria for a chat, but it sounds nice too, if also a bit creepy and controlling. FreshDirect has launched a "Smart Eating at the Of ... More >>
In August, the widely-reported Amethyst Initiative petition to reconsider underage drinking laws -- which its prominent signatories agreed had contributed to reflexive "binge drinking" among college students inebriated by their unaccustomed freedom to attend campus keggers -- made fierce anti-booze ... More >>
We stopped by Ghenet Brooklyn, the new Ethiopian on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn last night. The space is tiny, and encircled with delicate metalwork screens. Since there were four of us, we got the Ghenet combination for four, which turned out to basically mean we got everything on the menu—all the veg ... More >>
Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?