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 >>
A wine bar keeps lighting up Allen Street
[See More Under Review: Robert Sietsema At Ootoya; Tejal Rao At Sorella | Robert Sietsema at Hazar; Tejal Rao at Ken & Cook This week's review is of Sorella, a small restaurant and wine bar on the Lower East Side. Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen opened Sorella in 2008 when they were in their early tw ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.
Lauren BloombergLenny's: Where the Pilgrims went for takeout? Sure, Thanksgiving is awesome. There's turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of delicious sides, but what's even better than a commemorative feast? The day-after sandwiches. Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best parts of the holid ... More >>
Brewing trouble.Although plenty of folks fled the city for Labor Day Weekend, a few miscreants remained to make trouble for the Waverly Inn and Sorella.
Friday afternoon, and a Friday afternoon before a long weekend at that. So, without further ado, a look back at all that came before: Hamburger America's George Motz explains that White Castle was once a burger pioneer. Saltie and No. 7 Sub engage in a battle of the egg 'n' cheese breakfast sandwi ... More >>
Sorella's Emma Hearst discusses her lineage (she's of the publishing Hearsts), that of her beef (it's from the Hearst cattle farm in California), and her plans to feature the latter in a small steak restaurant she hopes to open in 2012. [NY Post] Ashkenazi Jews, who hail from Imperial Russia ... More >>
Utter desolation.We love Sorella's grissini and have found unadulterated gelato bliss at Stellina. You could say, in other words, that we are big admirers of what Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen have done at their two establishments. And we're fairly confident that if they open a "small steak-d ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, we discovered that Stellina had finally opened. Earlier today, we stopped by the bakery café, which is the younger sibling of Sorella next door. We'd been hearing for months that its owners, Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, were planning to do all sorts of wonder ... More >>
The people have spoken to Food & Wine, and their best new chef doesn't live in New York. He lives in Boston.
Second only to the James Beard Awards in the amount of pomp, circumstance, and restaurant business they generate are Food & Wine's Best New Chef Awards. And this year, the magazine is taking a crowd-sourcing approach to its annual ritual with its introduction of a People's Best New Chef categ ... More >>
Nick Morgenstern is no longer at the General Greene in Fort Greene. The chef has moved on to the East Village to open Goat Town. [Grub Street] The chef situation at Villa Pacri is still "in flux." Fabio Trabocchi is consulting until January, with Giuliano Matarese of La Gazzetta downstairs ... More >>
Here's some encouraging news for those who, like us, are hopelessly addicted to Sorella's grissini: the Piedmontese restaurant is opening a bakery next door to its Allen Street location. Bowery Boogie got word from Sorella co-owner and chef Emma Hearst that the bakery, called Stellina, will b ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up the best cookbooks not of the year but of the entire decade. Let's hope the teens will be as great as the aughties. Slashfood listed the five worst dishes to bring to a party, including breath-ruining hummus, smile-marring spinach, and Cabernet Sa ... More >>
Sorella's chef, Emma Hearst.Being the great, great, great granddaughter of media baron William Randolph Hearst has its perks, even when you're a chef. In New York, while her kin toll in the publishing and broadcasting empire uptown at Hearst Tower, chef Emma Hearst is downtown showcasing the ... More >>
Leah Cohen, who has been named executive chef at Centro Vinoteca, said her food would differ from her predecessor Anne Burrell's in that it would be less rustic, more modern, "incorporating a little bit of Asian notes and flavors into the dishes." [The Feedbag] Sigh. A 14-year-old "chef" from East ... More >>