Food fanatics and environmentalists have been singing the praises of a local diet for years: The food travels fewer miles to your table (compared with the national average farm-to-plate distance for industrial produce, a whopping 1,500 miles), keeps dollars in your locality, and may even make you he ... More >>
Headed to the LIC Flea & Food this weekend? Bradley Hawks just penned a round-up of 10 great dishes he found at the event last weekend, and it's good guidance for tackling the dozens of vendors. But first, pour yourself a cup of weekend coffee and read up on our top stories of the week.
Look around New York City, and you will see hundreds of this town's young, hip denizens picking up a bundle of organic kale at their local farmers' markets while chatting about their rooftop beekeeping operations or basement brewing ventures. And many of those people are taking their hobbies one ste ... More >>
101 Classic Cookbooks 92Y Tribeca Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m., $15 Here's one for the foodies--or really anyone who cherishes the cookbook as more than just a batter-stained instructional manual. Like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for baked goods, 101 Classic Cookbooks (Rizzoli) is the Fales Libra ... More >>
Leave it to Brooklyn to host the first food-book fair, which will bring the intellectuals of the food world together under one space. It's a voracious reader's dream. "We have people coming down from Vermont and from San Francisco," founder Elizabeth Thacker Jones says. "It's really a community tha ... More >>
Guactacular 2012 Nachos NY is hosting their annual Guactacular event on May 6th and it will be exactly what it sounds like -- a epic party with nachos, guacamole and beer. The best guacamole makers will be there and according to event planners, hundreds of avocados are to be sacrificed for the occas ... More >>
At Edible Manhattan's cocktail pairing event, which takes place on Tuesday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can try out drinks made by New York City mixologists with craft spirits. Tickets are $45.
According to this chart from Visual Economics, the 1,1996.3 pounds a year eaten by the average American includes 29 pounds of French fries, 23 pounds of pizza, 53 gallons of soda, and untold calories from a bunch of other things that would probably make Marion Nestle and Michelle Obama very ... More >>
Since 1981, World Food Day has come around every October to increase awareness and understanding of hunger, and promote actions to alleviate it. But its scope is just so planetary, so mindful of countries that don't suffer from an overabundance of junk food, subsidized corn, and diabetic thir ... More >>
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 >>
Although the arrival of gray, clammy weather has a way of driving people either to the bar or to the pill bottle, a more appetizing - and affordable - source of succor can be found in Angelica Kitchen's three-bean chili.
A very filling oddityRarely have we seen a stranger pizza in our fair city than the artichoke slice at Artichoke Basille's Pizza. Now that the hype has died down, you can snag one yourself without too much of a wait, but you'd better be hungry.
Peter Menzel and Faith D'AluisioIn 2006, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio wrote Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a gorgeous book made up of portraits of families from all over the world pictured with the amount of food they eat in a week. Each chapter also included a family recipe and a br ... More >>
thisiswhyyourefat.com1.5 trillion calories...Yesterday, a coalition of food companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. The announcement from the group, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, was made yesterday by Michelle Obama at a White House press con ... More >>
According to the city, this little girl wants to kill you.As the Morton's cannister says, when it rains, it pours: as the Times reported earlier today, the city has announced its targets for "voluntary reduction" of salt in packaged and restaurant food.
The dubious "Smart Choices" label often seen on packets of junk food is being scrutinized by the FDA, and now, Marion Nestle gets on the Atlantic Food Channel to report that the San Francisco Attorney General has sent a letter to Kelloggs asking to see the research that supports the claim th ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time to give a little love to the best posts of the week:Sietsema rounded up the 10 Best Food-Themed Shows of all time.LUPEC stands for Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.Anita Lo has returned from her Mongolian boar hunt, and has no pl ... More >>
One of the attractions at yesterday's Good Beer at BAM could be found parked on the street outside of the event itself. Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis' Truck Farm, a 1986 Dodge pick-up with delicate rows of greens sprouting in its bed, attracted plenty of stares from passersby, along with more than a f ... More >>
When the New York City Department of Health regulated that chain restaurants must post calories, they promised huge health gains--calorie labels would prevent 30,000 cases of diabetes, they said, and reduce the number of obese New Yorkers by 150,000. Of course, it's too early to know whether or not ... More >>
Mark Bittman points to an article in the SF Chronicle by his friend Marion Nestle about the benefits--or lack thereof--of organic food. Nestle answers such questions as "Aren't organics elitist?" [NY Times] "In the dog-eat-dog restaurant business..." Iconic Chicago hot dog stand SuperDawg is taking ... More >>
Days after the Obamas graced New York with their presence, reports of the presidential date night are still pouring in. And, while FOXNews was mostly concerned with how much the evening cost taxpayers (a minimum of $24,000 is the conservative--pun intended--estimate), other media outlets were more i ... More >>
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