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At the James Beard Foundation's sumptuous "Chefs & Champagne" event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons, honoree Ted Allen--the Queer Eye food guy who's now the host of Food Network's Chopped--talked edibles with me between courses. Hi, Ted. What are the hot new trends in food these days? ... More >>
Vice's Fashion Week Party Westway Wednesday, February 8 Better than: Not getting into the secret Skrillex show. Last night, the line to get into West Village's middle-of-nowhere dance club Westway wrapped around one block in one direction of the door and down two blocks in the other. The strip clu ... More >>
Would you rather have mint-chocolate-chip ice cream or apple pie for dessert? Thanks to Fork in the Road San Francisco correspondent Tracy Van Dyk for sending this picture of a gum Wrigley started marketing there, but not widely available here -- perhaps because our stores are so small and can't f ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema travels to New Jersey's Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court, where he finds that the Newport Centre Mall's options do not disappoint even the most refined palates: "Vegetable commonplaces such as chana masala (chickpeas bobbing in mellow gravy), palak paneer ... More >>
Maria Loi has been called the "Martha Stewart of Greece," but she's not just a pretty face flashing across the television screen. She recently opened Loi on the Upper West Side and is actually clocking in the hours behind the stove (and, OK, gallivanting around the dining room). During a recent visi ... More >>
You don't do stuff to Martha Stewart and then wipe your hands on the curtains. And you don't write a book questioning her motherhood skills. Still, I must say Martha is being very cool about her daughter's new tome that takes swipes at her without spraying her with Fantastik afterward. On her Hal ... More >>
It might be time for you to start rethinking what part of your produce should end up in the trash. Rinds and peels can be put to good use. [NY Times] A profile of Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers, which was just named Manhattan's Small Business of the Year. [NY Times] Americans are in ... More >>
Beer-happy picnickers were not too happy at this Sunday's first annual Brewers' Pic Nyc at Governors Island about having to wait for a whole extra hour before they could start drinking. Organizers were apparently confused about New York's blue laws, which were changed in 2006, making it legal ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe Lobster Pound's roll will rumble.Our digestive tracts are still working out the kinks from the Lobster Roll Claw-Off that Tasting Table threw last June, and this year's iteration promises to be a boon for gastroenterologists across the city. The folks at TT have sent word th ... More >>
A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>
EN Japanese BrasserieEN Japanese Brasserie has written in with further details about the Love for Japan benefit they're holding next Wednesday, March 23.
Eighteen Long Islanders were busted for selling cocaine this week. Nothing strange about this typical drug bust, except that they were also arrested for selling fake cocaine. The New York Post reports that "the group had in its possession 26 ounces of fake cocaine, made up of a combination of ... More >>
Martha Stewart is pissed that people don't consider her a TV chef. As she tells New York Daily News, "They exclude me when they talk about TV chefs...I have more credentials as a TV chef than anybody out there. I actually know how to bake and cook and create and edit recipes."
Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>
The modern loaf of bread: wholly holey. Earlier today, I traipsed down to Amy's Bread to buy a loaf so I could make myself a sandwich for lunch. I bought an organic white loaf, and hurried home with my purchase.
Martha dumps berries on kid's head as body guards and assistant look on. It was one of those food events that might have been conceived by a comic novelist. Ocean Spray, in an attempt to elevate the flagging popularity of its red berries, decides to create a cranberry bog in the middle of Ro ... More >>
Last weekend, en route to the Red Hook Ballfields, we stopped at Baked and ordered a peanut butter-banana s'mores bar. The bakery was crowded and the lady behind the counter was slightly harried, so instead of the peanut butter-banana thing, we ended up with the almost-identical peanut s'mo ... More >>
A recent study reveals that most people -- 79 percent, in fact -- would dine at a restaurant that was "certified green" over one that wasn't. [Nation's Restaurant News] Nestlé, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column, in which I interview Alison Arngrim, who was the bratty Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, but who's as nice as pumpkin pie in real life and tells it like it is in her best selling new memoir, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch. Alison tells me point blan ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson, Webmaster.A short while ago, word made its way through the grapevine that Marcus Samuelsson -- a chef who is no stranger to multitasking -- had yet another project on the horizon. Specifically, a website dedicated to -- unsurprisingly -- the topics of food and dining.
Andrew Hinderaker"Birdie," the GreeNYC bird (note bike helmet!), hangs in Times Square. Today is a very beautiful National Bike to Work Day here in New York City. Wiley Norvell, the communications director at Transportation Alternatives, which co-hosted nine pit stops throughout the city, int ... More >>
Hummus maker, Sabra, is leaving its Astoria, Queens location this summer and moving its headquarters to a larger space in Richmond, Va. [Crain's] Yet another look at the popularity of raising chickens in New York City highlights online meeting groups for urban poultry farmers. [NY Daily News ... More >>
On the left: Tastyfood's Cereal Milk. On the right: Momofuku Milk Bar's Cereal Milk. In late 2008 chef David Chang garnered lots of attention by introducing an ostensibly new product called cereal milk at his newly opened Momofuku Milk Bar.
McDonald's is celebrating 20 years in Russia with a buy-one-get-one-free deal on hamburgers. The chain only this year started outsourcing all ingredients. When it first entered the Russian market, all 300-odd ingredients had to be made in-house. [NY Times] Food companies could be charged mor ... More >>
?uestlove dedicates this warehouse party to MLK
Anita Lo likes her leftover turkey wrapped in mu shu.Anita Lo of Annisa and Rickshaw Dumpling Bar is more than just a one Asian-fusion-y trick pony. She also knows her way around a good old-fashioned holiday bird. Last month, she was enlisted by Martha Stewart to man the homemaking maven's Th ... More >>
Gus, Central Park's neurotic polar bear, and a few of his friends at the Central Park Zoo are celebrating Christmas this weekend
Martha Stewart is backtracking on comments made about Rachael Ray on Nightline last week. After appearing on Ray's show, then having Ray on the Martha Stewart Show to teach her how to bake (and, apparently, taunt her about not being invited to P. Diddy's birthday party), Stewart went on Night ... More >>
McDonald's has a new burger on the menu, the first new permanent item since 2001. The Angus Third Pounder--which comes in Deluxe with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato; Bacon & Cheese; and Mushroom & Swiss varieties--seems to be competing with Burger King's Steakhouse Burger and other beefier bur ... More >>
This Martha Stewart cookbook from 1984 came into our lives this weekend, and we just had to share. This is Martha in more innocent times...before she went to prison, before there was a cupcake shop on every damn corner, before there was a Bush in the White House. She wears a yellow dress reminiscent ... More >>
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