In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>
We know: You went to culinary school hoping to woo ladiez (or dudez) with your chef skillz, didn't you? Unfortunately, now you've graduated, and all you have is a job where you bust your ass on the line only to hang up your Crocs and pass out on your couch, Tindr still open on your cell phone, Top C ... More >>
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 >>
New cookbooks offer a glimpse inside some of the city's top restaurants
A far, gentrified cry from the neighborhood it once was, the Hell's Kitchen of today is a glossy labyrinth of condominiums and an ever-waning number of low-slung buildings and affordable dining options. Still, the area is teeming with great restaurants catering to all demographics, and with the rece ... More >>
It's been over a year since Fork ranked the best bowls of ramen in New York, and plenty of new ramenyas have opened up in the city since then. In fact, we can hardly keep up with the ramen news, what with Yuji Haraguchi graduating from Smorgasburg, and Ivan Orkin working on opening a place on the Lo ... More >>
Ivan Orkin, the Long Island chef who hung out at Momofuku this summer and popped up at Smorgasburg, has his eye on a Lower East Side outpost.
Originally published 11/04/12 Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Ivan (left) and Naka (right) at Smorgasburg, with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Today, noodle master Ivan Orkin joined Sun Noodles's Shigetoshi Nakamura for a one-day-only pop-up at the Smorgasburg outdoor prepared-food market on N. 6th Street by the Williamsburg waterfront. The event w ... More >>
Out with the ice cream, in the with soup. Ivan Orkin, the New York-born, Tokyo-trained noodle aficionado and owner of Ivan Ramen, will bring his highly praised talents to Smorgasburg this weekend.
By 6:30 p.m., about a hundred ramen fans were waiting at Momofuku Noodle Bar to try the one-night-only specials from Ivan Orkin, the Long Island chef who has been slinging his well-respected ramen in Tokyo for the last few years. But by the time many folks were in, Orkin's specials had already sold ... More >>