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    August 3, 2012

    Cooking With Frozen Porcinis From Buon Italia

    Here is what they look like just out of the freezer case. [See More Market Watch: Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Sells Tristar Strawberry Sorbet | Wild Bush Blueberries] Categorized taxonomically as Boletus edulis, porcinis are one of the world's most flavorful mushrooms. They're indispensible to the ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Unhappy With the Shape of Your Hamburger? Or the Taste of Your Hot Dog?

    If you want a hot dog, why don't you just eat a hot dog? [See More Annals of Absurdity: Rats for Dinner: Don't Worry, They're Gourmet | Open A Watermelon Using Rubber Bands] Nobody, it seems, is happy with how things taste or what they look like anymore. Here are two cases in point. From Herr's - ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2012

    Prima: Nice to Sea You

    The East Village gets a classic French fish bar

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    May 18, 2012

    Is Your Definition of Organic the Same as the USDA's? Cornucopia Institute Declares an Organic Watergate

    The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute is one of the country's leading preservers of the organic flame - a think-tank and advocacy group that benefits the small, family-owned farms that were once in the vanguard of the organic movement. Of course, big agribusiness has long since infiltrated (some ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    A Handy, Disgusting Guide to Pink Slime and Other Mechanically Processed Meats

    Is it getting hard to keep track of bad news from the American meat industry? A brief guide from Pro Publica explains the subtle differences between pink slime, white slime and good old fashioned mechanical meat recovery. It also explains where to find (avoid?) the meats and how they'll be labeled.

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    April 30, 2012

    OMG! Beef on Weck at Mile End Sandwich

    The picture-perfect beef on weck sandwich at Mile End Sandwich. It's something of a black eye that New Yorker City dwellers have never quite figured out how to make a beef on weck sandwich until now. Mainly because it's a particular specialty of our sister metropolis of Buffalo, New York -- both c ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Gold-Medal Cheese Sells for $8,400 at Wisconsin Auction

    How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).

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    April 16, 2012

    Famous Roio's Carries Forth Famous Ray's Legacy

    On the left, the Canadian-bacon-and-pineapple slice; on the right, the standard cheese slice. Note how the cheese pulls up from the tip in a dense indigestible mass. A gastronomic miracle occurred today when Ray's Famous Pizza reopened at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 11th Street in Greenwic ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2012

    Spring Guide 2012: Which 'Wich?

    Spring for some one-hand sammy classics

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    March 28, 2012

    John Brown Smokehouse: Long Island City Gets a Great Barbecue

    Queens now tastes a little like Kansas City

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    March 26, 2012

    Case Study: Celebrity Sandwich Dedications

    Dedicating a sandwich on your menu to a celebrity is usually a good idea, as long as you don't go about it like a complete idiot. The name of the dish will be instantly memorable and who doesn't want to eat a sandwich that reminds you of Woody Allen or Salma Hayek? But, as we found out over the week ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Carnegie Deli's Tebow Sandwich Sucks! Probably on Purpose

    At least, at $22.22 the Tebow sandwich is a comparative bargain. Bring two friends -- one a vegetarian -- and subdivide it. (The vegetarian gets the top part.) Consider it a Judaic repudiation of Christianity, or maybe a revenge exacted by real New Yorkers on all those tourists who sashay into Kat ... More >>

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    March 25, 2012

    Tim Tebow In New York: Sees Broadway Musical, Gets Carnegie Deli Sandwich Named After Him

    New York, get ready, Tebow's in town and you're going to hear about every move he makes. First up: Tebow sees a show! Though we're not sure if he needs any lessons on how to be popular, Tim Tebow went to see the Broadway musical Wicked in New York last night, according to the New York Daily News. Do ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Our 10 Best Late Night Eats in New York City

    New York is the city that never sleeps and never stops eating, no matter what hour of the day -- or night as the case may be. While it's true that a lot of the foods consumed after midnight are of the drunk pizza variety, the city boasts many 24-hour restaurants that serve some damn fine fare. Her ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Is $50 the New Price Point for Steak in the City?

    How much are you willing to pay for a thick, juicy steak? That's the question the bosses at New York City's steakhouses have been turning over as they debate whether to raise the prices of their meats.

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    March 8, 2012

    Co. Chef Jim Lahey on Homemade Pizza and Infecting Himself with Hookworms

    Jim Lahey revolutionized home bread making with the simple, no-knead technique he perfected at the Sullivan Street Bakery. He then turned his attention to pizza, dishing up inventive pies at Chelsea pizzeria Co. And now you can make Jim's pizza at home. He's got a new cookbook out called My Pizza ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Cemita Versus Torta: Your Mexican Sandwich Primer

    Peeling back the top of a sandwich from a Mexican bodega can sometimes cause momentary confusion. "Where's the pickled jalapeno? What's this green stuff?" is all too common a refrain. Here we clear up the difference between the two most popular Mexican sandwiches, the cemita and the torta, and where ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    David's Brisket Returns After Hiatus

    The epic roast brisket on a club roll, gravy on the side, $12 After scaring many by being closed for three months, David's Brisket House in downtown Bedford-Stuyvesant has reopened, and the reason for closing is instantly apparent.

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    February 23, 2012

    Raw Milk Products Accused of Causing Disease Outbreaks

    ​ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.

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    February 17, 2012

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Crowned World's Hottest Pepper

    Lauri Rantala/FlickrThe Bhut Jolokia, whose status as the king of hot peppers has just been challenged​The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has been named the hottest pepper on the planet by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, according to the Associated Press.

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    February 17, 2012

    10 Iconic Foods of New York City, and Where To Find Them

    ​Ultra-creamy New York cheesecake may be the world's richest dessert. Hotbed of culinary fusion, NYC is not only a repository of cuisines from around the globe, but the place where many important dishes originated, if not by pure invention, then as uniquely compelling adaptations of things t ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 15, 2012

    Bowery Diner: A Cup of Joe and Some Whelks, Please

    A classic kind of American restaurant goes upscale in New York 2012

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    February 15, 2012

    Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Yelped

    Alexia NaderCured meat is serious business ​Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria just received three stars from Times critic Pete Wells, who said that the cured meats served there are "among the finest salumi in the country." But the restaurant has gotten more mixed reviews from the carnivores on Yelp ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    What Gals Really Want for Valentine's Day: Luxury Chocolates

    Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    NYC's 10 Best Bargain Seafood Restaurants

    ​The catfish sandwich at Taste of Seafood (#10 in our countdown) is abundant, cheap, and delectable, especially smeared with tartar and jerk sauces. For those who think Omega-3 fatty acids mean longevity, fish is the new meat. For the rest of us, seafood is a just another delightful option ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Dorie Greenspan's CookieBar Returns for a Valentine's Weekend Pop-Up

    More good news on the sweets front: Dorie and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar is returning for a pop-up at Mizu Salon just in time for Valentine's Day! All who missed out on the last batch of World Peace Cookies and Jammers now can get the ideal sweet treat for their loved ones (better than a Russell St ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Hot Chocolate Month Starts Tomorrow at City Bakery

    Stephbond / FlickrWhen it's cold outside, go for some warm cocoa​Chocoholics, rejoice: The happiest time of the year is almost here! Sure, February might be a crap time of year for some people, namely those with Seasonal Affective Disorder and all single people around the 14th, but for cocoa l ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    David's Brisket House Seemingly Bites the Dust; Early Jim Leff Find and Chowhound Fave

    ​David's overstuffed brisket sandwich (with gravy) was legendary. One of the city's best and most unique delis has apparently gone down for the count. On Friday I went to David's Brisket House for my usual bimonthly roast beef brisket sandwich on rye with gravy (a notably delicious mess) an ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    5 Dishes to Try at Sottocasa

    Lauren ShockeyThe Laura pizza, the must-order pie​For this week's review, I headed out to Boerum Hill to visit Sottocasa, a new Neapolitan pizza place from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni. I had stumbled upon the spot somewhat by chance early in December, and quickly fell for the sausage pizza and c ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chicago-Style Hot Dogs?

    Robert SietsemaShake Shack's Chicago-style hot dog ​Mark L. Asks: I've been craving a Chicago-style hot dog. Who makes the best one in New York? Dear Mark: Having spent several years living in Chicago, I can appreciate your love of the Chicago-style hot dog, which differs from the classic Ne ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 4, 2012

    Kutsher's Tribeca: Pseudo Summer in the City

    A new spot evokes the Jewish resort hotels of the past

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Make Chef Yuhi Fujinaga's Wild Mushroom Croquetas

    Yuhi Fujinaga​Filled with savory ham, chicken, beef, veal, or vegetables -- and often made creamy with a healthy helping of bechamel -- croquetas have long been a popular plate, whether served on the Iberian peninsula or as far away as Indonesia. At Bar Basque (839 6th Avenue), Chef Yuhi Fuj ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Back to Black Truffles

    KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.​A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    Littleneck: Gowanus Gets Its Clams

    We promise you they're not from the canal

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    December 6, 2011

    Seven Spots to Eat a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish.​ Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2011

    Holiday Guide: Heat-Seeking Victuals

    A five-borough tour of winter warm-up meals

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    November 21, 2011

    Zito's Sandwich Shoppe Sells Some Super-Sized Subs

    Parm isn't the only spiffy newcomer to offer gigantic, tasty Italian subs. Zito's Sandwich Shoppe opened early this fall in Park Slope, serving up a menu of 13 different sandwiches like chicken parm, eight-hour slow-cooked pork bracciole, potato and egg, and panelle, plus sides like olives, arancini ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Marge Becomes a Food Blogger on this Sunday's Simpsons [Yawn]

    20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy?​ The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>

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    October 22, 2011

    White Truffles Occupy New York

    Lou MannaSD26 gets a fungus.​ Smell that earthy, funky aroma? It's white truffle season once again. Last year Josh Capon's white-truffle-laden burger at B&B was a huge hit, and it's back on the menu this year. The flavor bomb features robiola cheese, truffle oil, and a hand-shaved pile of whi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Forcella's Giulio Adriani On The Secret to His Deep-Fried Pizza

    Giulio Adriani's Forcella is undeniably hot right now. The big draw? Its ingenious montanara, a pizza that's deep-fried and then baked in the restaurant's 1,000-degree oven. Adriani honed his skills in Napoli, then made a name for himself at the West Village's Olio Pizza e Piu before opening his cur ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    A Guy Fieri Restaurant Is Indeed Coming to NYC... Docking, Then Sailing Away

    Smooth sailing.​For all his lack of finesse and subtlety, either when it comes to dressing, coiffing himself, or simply addressing his many fans, it appears that Guy Fieri very smoothly pulled one over all of us at this weekend's NYC Wine & Food Festival.

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    September 25, 2011

    The Wild Wild Mushrooms of the New Amsterdam Market

    ​Bear's head mushrooms look more like polar bears than brown or black bears. With all the rain and general dampness, It's been the best year in memory for hunting wild mushrooms upstate and in the fungus-friendly areas of New England. Not only are the varieties more profuse, but the specime ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 16, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday Says 'The End' With Amy's Bread's Monkey Cake

    Rebecca Marx​ Because this is the very last Fat Pants Friday installment I'll ever write (not counting, of course, this morning's regurgitation of my all-time favorites), I spent a fair amount of time trying to decide how to best consume my last professionally-mandated serving of simple carboh ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Battle of the Fancy Madison Avenue Chocolate Bars: Ladurée vs. La Maison du Chocolat (Plus Some Macaron Porn, Too)

    Lauren ShockeyCalling all chocoholics​If you're going to spend $10 on a chocolate bar, it had better be a damn good one. Or so you'd hope. But what do you do when the market becomes flooded with overpriced chocolate bars? How can you know how to best blow your weekly paycheck on cacao? Wel ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Make Le Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée, Like Chef-Owner Sebastien Chamaret

    photo by Michael TulipanLe Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée​ Don't you love having dessert for breakfast? At Le Comptoir, in Williamsburg, chef-owner Sebastien Chamaret has been serving his French Toast Crème Brûlée since he opened the restaurant last year. He shares his recipe for t ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC

    ​The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Battle of the Baguettes: Amy's Bread vs. Blue Ribbon Bakery

    Lauren ShockeyFight night!!!​ When coming up with this week's Battle of the Dishes, we thought, let's take this battle beyond the same old taste-taste and make it a bona fide battle. As in, let's FIGHT. It was Breaking Bread Week here at Fork in the Road, so obviously what better tool for jo ... More >>

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