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Fruits and Vegetables

  • Dining

    November 14, 2012

    Go Green at Sabor a Mexico Taqueria

    No, not eco. Green sauce, folks.

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Juice Cleansing: WTF Is It?

    BluePrintCleanseBut is it tastier than vodka?​ Maybe because it's full-on bikini season, it seems like everyone is doing a juice cleanse. But what does a juice cleanse really do? And why not simply eat a bunch of carrots rather than carrot juice? Are juice cleanses just socially acceptable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    OMFG Ghostface Killah Has a Namesake Beer!

    WikipediaWord.​Donald Trump has his own vodka, but the best celebrity booze hybrid most certainly is the new Ghost Face Killah spicy beer!

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    A Voce's Missy Robbins, Part Two: Travel, Summer Eating, and her Biggest Kitchen Mistake

    A Voce's Missy Robbins​Yesterday, we brought you part one of this interview with A Voce's Missy Robbins--the chef talked about the practical ways she manages two kitchens at once, cooking for the Obamas, and why she doesn't think of herself as a female chef. Here, in the second half of the in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Red and White Currants From Locust Grove Farm

    ​Red and white currants are only in season for a short time, and right now you can find the berries at Locust Grove Farm's Greenmarket stand.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Locavorish Outdoor Markets

    The Bent Spoon sells its superlative scoops at the New Amsterdam Market. Where did it land on our list?​ Street fairs may suck, and the Greenpoint Food Market may have closed in the face of threats from the killjoys at the health department, but the summer months are rife with plenty of other ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 15, 2010

    Ryan Skeen Takes His Twitter Fingers to Harlem

    5 & Diamond is the peripatetic chef's latest outpost

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Vegan Delights of NYC: Aphlekotos Kale at the Whole Foods Salad Bar

    Despite the attempts of our blogging software to convince you otherwise, this is actually a fairly attractive salad.​Salad bars tend to get a bad rap, and while it's often deserved, there are some notably happy exceptions. Such is the case of the Whole Foods Bowery's salad bar, which has recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Battle of the Dishes: Vegan Burritos From Papacitos and Bliss Café

    A cross-section of Papacitos' burrito.​Sometimes, Battle of the Dishes don't go as planned. Especially when food trucks with unpredictable hours and pre-recorded phone messages are involved. The original mission: compare the relative virtues of seitan tacos from the Endless Summer Taco Truck a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Fatty 'Cue Begins Brunch Service

    Sarah DiGregorioFatty 'Cue's pork spare ribs: still just for dinner.​Beginning this Saturday, Fatty 'Cue will make its fancy, tasty grease available to an early-afternoon crowd. They'll be serving their new brunch menu Saturday and Sunday between noon and 4 p.m. In addition to plenty of booze, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Make Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban's Mixed Wild Spring Greens From Seasonal

    Seasonal's Mixed Wild Spring Green Salad.​As spring morphs into summer, the mania over fresh, local produce is about to relax a little. For a few brief months, we'll get comfortable with our good, not mealy tomatoes and sweet berries until the cold returns and, with it, the shock of rather bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Veggie Tales: How the Pret-a-Manger Options Stack Up

    The onion knows its place in Arora Creations' Vegetable Korma. Photo by Victoria Bekiempis​Like their meaty relatives, vegetarian-friendly TV dinners and pre-made meals can be as tasteless as they are convenient. Often overloaded with salt and sameness, many are too mushy (and mysterious) to e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    America's 5 Greatest Foodie Presidents

    ​President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Blu Restaurant Offers Up House-Infused Grappas

    Nicholas GillInfused grappas come to Chelsea.​The stretch of 28th Street just west of Sixth Avenue is not an area where one expects to find the kind of artisanal, housemade offerings that are now de rigueur in so many downtown and Brooklyn restaurants. Yet Roberto Bellissimo, the chef of Blu r ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2010

    At Pulino, Keith McNally Hits Skid Row

    SRO hotels meet standing-room-only restaurant

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Pakistani Yam Kabobs and Kachoris at Tamarind Tribeca

    ​Newcomer Tamarind Tribeca is distinguished by a menu full of regional specialties, some of them relatively obscure. It would be as though an American restaurant offered Indiana pork tenderloin sandwiches, shrimp gumbo, chicken and dumplings, lobster rolls, poutine, and Texas barbecue. You'd t ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 11, 2010

    Oil Slick Hits Brooklyn Veggies at Bay Ridge's Casa Calamari

    Plus, meatballs you can throw a slider with

  • Dining

    May 4, 2010

    At Paulie Gee's, Crust Never Sleeps

    The pleasures of the pie at a new Greenpoint pizzeria

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Sweet Spice & Honey Amatullah Lewis Bakes Some Great Grains

    Amatullah LewisYami Yami bread: A delightful blend of herbs, yam, butternut squash, and beet.​Amatullah Lewis had been climbing the career ladder as an HR professional until, like many, she got laid off during the recent recession. "I was having that little pity party, 'Woe is me,'" she recall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Yemen Cafe

    Fassolia​Once again, you guys have proved far too well-informed to be fooled by the likes of us! The mystery dish we showed you yesterday is fassolia, a delicious dish of white beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, and in this case, egg. We ate it at the venerable Yemen Cafe at 176 Atlantic Aven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Rhubarb, Asparagus, and Strawberries Now Available at the Union Square Greenmarket

    Gudlyf/FlickrRhubarb rising.​To hell with ramps: if you want more proof that spring is gathering steam, then take heart in the fact that as of this weekend, rhubarb and asparagus are now available at the Union Square Greenmarket. And this morning, strawberries also appeared, albeit very briefl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The So-Called Eggplant Parm at No. 7 Sub

    ​The eggplant parm sub--which contains to actual eggplant--is a miracle of flavor and texture. Step into No. 7 Sub--spawned by a very well-regarded bistro in Ft. Greene--and find a shallow corridor in front of a large kitchen, where some amazing experimental sandwich making is occuring.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Drastic Drop in Strawberry Prices Expected: Prepare to Get Busy

    ananova.com​Blog Yum Sugar reports that strawberry prices are expected to drop dramatically within the next week, from a national average of $3.49 per pound to a just $1.25 per pound. The combined crop picked last week was apparently 80 million pounds, and that mass of juicy red fruit is expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    For Passover, Some Gefilte Fish, Out of the Jar and Into the Steamer

    Smoked whitefish gefilte fish. Not filthy fish.​ On the Passover Seder table, there are few foods more reviled than gefilte fish. Burdened with the nickname "filthy fish" and typically sourced from glass jars where it's suspended in a viscous, gelatinous sludge, it's been likened to SPAM, ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Make Mama's Cornbread and Pork Stuffing for Brunch

    Mama's Cornbread and Pork Stuffing​Mama's Food Shop has long been known for its exceptional (and exceptionally priced) fried chicken, roasted pork shoulder, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf, all served alongside such generous sides as mac 'n' cheese, braised kale, and sweet potatoes with molasses. L ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 24, 2010
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    March 23, 2010

    The Barrel, New 'European Tapas' From Panya Owners

    Octopus with potatoes, and, purportedly, paprika​Panya, the East Village Japanese bakery and eatery, peddles tasty to-go bento boxes, onigiri, Japanese set breakfasts, and noodle bowls. So when the owners opened The Barrel, a pan-European tapas and sandwich joint next door, we gave it the bene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Noruz and the Feasts of Iranian New Year

    Jennifer MartineAsh-e-reshteh​ Long after most of us are done with the holiday season, in Iran they're busy celebrating the New Year, Persian-style. Around the spring equinox, March 20 this year, marks Noruz (also spelled Norooz or Now-Ruz) and the time to cleanse body, mind, and property of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    A Catalog of Travertine's Dishes

    Travertine looks like the sort of place that cares more about its DJ than its chef. The female servers have been made to dress like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Unch-unch-unch booms the music. "May I say a few words about the menu," says the waiter, without really asking, and proceeds to up-sell w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Mutant Citrus Invades Gourmet Garage

    ​Hidden among the pink grapefruit and key limes, this strange-looking bird. Gourmet Garage has always specialized in weird citrus. It was there that I first spotted the "hand of Buddha" orange, which is all orange skin and scraggly extrusions, a source of zest, but no sort of hand-fruit. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Roasted Carrots at Porchetta

    Porchetta's roasted carrots: get them while you can.​ Porchetta, with its pig-centric menu, pig-centric name, and pig-centric display case, wouldn't seem to remotely qualify as a vegetarian paradise. And that's because it's not, as anyone who's stared down its lustrous hunks of stuffed, roast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Park Slope's Stone Park Cafe: Revisit

    Grilled pork chop with pickled mustard seed demi glace, rosti potatoes, and chard​ Stone Park Cafe opened in September of 2004 and was named Time Out's best new restaurant in 2005. Frank Bruni reviewed the restaurant in March of the same year, giving it two stars and declaring that Stone Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Joseph Leonard's James McDuffee Shares his Recipe for Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Carrots, Turnips, and Mashed Potatoes

    You've heard a lot about Joseph Leonard. Now, listen to the recipe for its pan-roasted chicken.​ For a small, quaint West Village restaurant, Joseph Leonard has had a difficult time staying out of the press since it opened last summer. Even after the opening buzz died down, it made headlines f ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Make Fattoush Salad from New East Village Lebanese, Balade

    Marina Oliphant for The AgeFattoush​Roland Semaan and Youssef Said met in Beirut when they were both about six years old. Their mothers came from the same village: "We are like brothers," Semaan says. Eventually, their paths diverged--Semaan came to New York and worked for B.R. Guest restauran ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2010

    Enjoy the Fish Stomach at Best Fuzhou Restaurant

    A Lower East Side Fujianese also kindly peels your goose feet

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Pot Roasting a Lamb Neck From the Greenmarket's Uphill Farms

    Lamb pot roast with carrots and polenta​ Ruth Reichl posited that lamb neck will be the pork belly of 2010, and indeed, it's turning up on menus with increasing frequency, including cooked alla cacciatora at Danny Meyer's new Maialino. It may be having its moment, but it's one of those humble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'

    ​Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times] The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Winter CSA Shares Offer Less Variety, But More Help to Farmers

    Suemedha SoodWinter: Root vegetables as far as the eye can see.​ It's 28 degrees, the middle of December. Not exactly prime farming conditions. But Norwich Meadows Farm in upstate New York has no choice but to continue operations. Farmer Zaid Kurdieh says he can't shut down for winter becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Recipe: Make Antonio Prontelli's Venison Stew With Chestnuts and Dried Apricots & Mascarpone Polenta

    Chef Antonio Prontelli gets his game on.​Seems like everyone is getting into game these days. It's wild, lean, and full of flavor. But cooking it isn't exactly a no-brainer -- the risk of ending up with a tough hunk of meat is high. Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Cafe avoids this proble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Top Chef: "Tender or Not, That Motherfu*ker is Headed to the Table"

    Bravo​ Finally, it's the beginning of the end. After a long, existentially arduous slog, The Top Chef gravy train pulled into Napa last night, new haircuts and hubris in tow. Jen opted for a blow-out; Kevin opted for longer locks that, combined with his turtle neck, made him look like an earne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC--Bhel Puri From Midtown's Indus Express

    A salad bar kind of chaat​​ Most Indian chaats are meant to be eaten as snacks--hearty ones, but snacks to be sure. Chaat can be almost anything that's adorned with aromatic chaat masala (spice mixture), but it should have a mixture of flavors and textures--cool yogurt, spicy and sweet c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Recipe: Make David Suarez's Panzanella de Calabaza con Hongos (Chopped Bread Salad with Pumpkin and Mushrooms)

    ​Halloween may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's time to start hanging Christmas decoration just yet. The Pan de Muerto is a traditional Day of the Dead recipe, ritually made every year in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on the first and second of Novem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Achar

    Laut's achar​ This Malaysian salad is made of lightly pickled vegetables, like carrot, cucumber, and cabbage, plus pineapple for sweetness. The sticky dressing is based on fried sesame seeds and peanuts, pounded together with shallots, galangal, lemongrass, chiles, and candlenuts. Sweet and ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Veggie Dogs From Crif Dogs and Bark

    Bark's dog is on the left, Crif's is on the right.​ Ordering a veggie dog from a hot dog shack is a bit like ordering roast chicken at a seafood restaurant: Unless dietary constraints demand it, why bother? At most wiener establishments, they're treated at best as a consolation prize and at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: Japanese Hot Pots

    Salmon hot pot--made with arctic char​ One of the only good things about summer's passing is the arrival of soup season. Just in time, Japanese Hot Pots: Comforting One-Pot Meals by Matsuri chef Tadashi Ono and writer Harris Salat comes out a week from today. Japanese hot pot, or nabemono, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    In Which We Discover Husk Cherries

    Husk cherries on the left, baby bell peppers on the right​ Browsing the Union Square Greenmarket today, we came across a large heap of parchment-colored, papery-husked fruits that seemed, at first glance, to be some sort of gooseberry. Actually, they're husk cherries, a fruit in the nightshade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Orange 'Tomato' Eggplant Appears

    ​ Small pumpkins? No, eggplants! Recently arrived in area farmers markets is the orange Turkish eggplant, also known as the tomato eggplant for its resemblance to a tomato. The specimens gathered at Abingdon Square this past Saturday are firm-fleshed, and had to be set aside for a few days to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Bia Garden Opens Tonight at 6 p.m.

    The wait is no more: A rep for Michael Huynh's Bia Garden confirms it will indeed open tonight at 6 p.m. A roster of Asian beers will be available by the six-pack, dozen, and case. Click through for a look at the menu, which, in addition to the expected roster of Vietnamese bar food, contains less t ... More >>

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