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    May 8, 2013
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    December 26, 2012


    Take a limo to Mary Ellen Mark’s exhibit

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    March 16, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: The Cool Kids in Food, Culinary Comic Books

    This week in food blogs ... The Daily Meal lists the 60-plus coolest people in food and drink. As part of a series of illustrated guides to international spreads, Food Republic shows how to put together a French charcuterie platter. Edible Geography investigates food vendors on bikes in Mumbai. ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Nylon Khaman at Bombay Fast Food, Dish No. 1

    ​The beloved Gujarati snack khaman dhokla has a texture and flavor something like cornbread. It's made by soaking, grinding, and fermenting lentils, much the same way as dosas are fabricated.

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    January 19, 2011
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    December 17, 2010

    Where to Dine By the Fire; An Interview with Le Pain Quotidien Founder

    ​The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD] A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010


    Bollywood gets serious

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    October 6, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    Jehangir Mehta: Mumbai Food Memories, Mehtaphor Planning

    ​After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, Southeast Asian, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Curry Kitchen, New on 8th Street

    If you should happen to get denied at the door of Rabbit in the Moon, the new bizarre "gastropub" with a bouncer, you could go right across the street to check out a new Indian restaurant called Curry Kitchen, which has been open for three weeks.

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    June 25, 2010

    Where Should I Go For a Weekend Eating Crawl?

    Include newcomer Eighth Avenue Noodles on your noodle crawl​Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. If you have a question--any question!--you'd like answered in this column, email us. This week, Amol M. asks: "Can you suggest a weekend excursion/eating crawl in the five borou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Tabla's Floyd Cardoz on Goan Food, Culture Shock in the Kitchen, and Pleasing the Parents

    ​Floyd Cardoz has been the executive chef of Tabla since it opened in 1998. His ability to synthesize Indian and Western flavors and techniques, creating original but rooted food, is matchless in New York. Tabla recently merged its two entities--Tabla and Bread Bar---into one, and offers an &a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Our 10 Best Meals Under $6

    Prosperity Dumpling's sesame pancake with beef is so cheap ($1.75) that you can also afford an order of dumplings​ ​The principal lure of the cheap eat is, of course, its cheapness. But ultra-affordable food often has more going for it than thriftiness. The best are found in interesting ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Indian Restaurants

    ​The glory of Indian food is its infinite variety. Think about it. An enormous region--we're including Pakistan and Bangladesh--with cultures that go back thousands of years, including influences from foreign invaders as diverse as the Mughals, the Portuguese and the English. Food from almost ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Regional Indian Cooking: Making Chapatis

    Chapatis are simple, griddled whole-wheat flatbreads, a staple over much of India. In some places they're called rotis, but in Mumbai, where my husband's family is from, it's chapatis all the way, eaten with almost every meal no matter how basic or extravagant. His grandmother's chapatis are legen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Gobi Manchurian in Floral Park, Queens

    Left: Gobi Manchurian from Mumbai Xpress; Right: Masala 2 Wok's version. This week's battle of the dishes pits two different renditions of the Indo-Chinese classic gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian against each other. The restaurants, Mumbai Xpress and Masala 2 Wok, are right next to each other. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    The Early Word--Aamchi Pao (Best Vada Pav in Manhattan?)

    Left, keema pao, right, vada pao For years, I've been predicting (and hoping) that there will be an Indian street food explosion similar to the banh mi craze, enabling me to eat papri chaat and vada pav anytime of day in any part of the city. (And I've been saying it well before Tom Colicchio got i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    DIY Mumbai Sandwich

    The Mumbai grilled sandwich at Mumbai Xpress was first brought to my attention by Eating in Translation, and a few visits to the Mumbai street food restaurant made it obvious that the place deserved to get a full review. But if you want to try the sandwich (alternatively called a Mumbai or Bombay sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Fork in the Road Loves Floral Park, Queens

    Floral Park, Queens is my new favorite neighborhood. It's on the eastern edge of the borough, bordering Nassau County, and it's home to a large and growing Indian population. There are well-stocked South Asian grocery stores, like Patel Brothers and Subzi Mandi, sweets and snacks shops, and many res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Slumdog To Be a Broadway Musical?

    The Daily News has reported that the Oscar winning phenomenon Slumdog Millionaire is being turned into a musical and it might even be headed to Broadway. Before you vomit, please realize that they're doing this to raise money for Mumbai kids--hopefully the same ones that didn't get paid to be in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Starbucks Trying to Seem Affordable

    In an attempt to seem recession-affordable, Starbucks is rolling out a new breakfast pairing promotion where $3.95 will get you a latte and and an oatmeal or coffee cake.[WSJ]In Indiana, a rising demand for local, organic produce is resulting in a big increase in the number of small farms.[Chicago T ... More >>

  • Film

    February 4, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    Times, Realtors Getting Into This Twitter Thing

    All Things Digital's Media Memo reproduces two presentations software architect Jacob Harris gave to staff of the New York Times. Twitter is "a good place for making fun of yourself or others," he tells them. He admits that Twitter is "stupid," but "the right kind of stupid," because "the stupid and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Floral Park: A Lesser Known Little India

    Vada Pav from Mumbai XpressThe neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It also happens to be hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Happy New Year

    Peter McManus', Chelsea, shortly after midnight We'd been warned that Times Square could be hit with a "Mumbai-style attack" on New Year's Eve, so only about a million people showed up. (The celebration in Aspen, Colorado didn't fare so well, but they sure had fun in New Orleans.) On TV Kathy G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Regional Indian Home Cooking: Marathi Spiced Shrimp

    Spiced shrimp, Marathi-styleYou know how you find the same thick-gravied saag paneer and rogan josh at every neighborhood Indian restaurant? Aside from those standard Punjabi-style spots, we're lucky that we also have lots of south Indian restaurants in New York, some of them great, where we can gor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Hanukkah Fun Continues

    Continuing our Hanukkah coverage: Last night Mayor Bloomberg lit the biggest freakin' menorah in the entire world -- 4,000 pounds and 32 feet high with "specially designed glass chimneys" to protect the candles' flames. Unlike the pagan festival with music industry stars that accompanies the lightin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Singha's Pizza Now Serving Frankies

    An unorthodox frankie on a tortillaFrankies are one of the many awesome street foods found in Mumbai, and there are a few places to get good ones in New York, including a fantastic chicken version at the Tabla street cart, which is only open in the summer. A frankie is an egg-washed flat bread (usua ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008
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    December 8, 2008
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    December 4, 2008
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    December 1, 2008

    Staten Islander Escaped Mumbai Massacre

    As preparations are made to bury Mumbai terror victims Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg in Israel, the Staten Island Advance tells us about a New Yorker who escaped the attacks: tour director Rachel Cirincione of St. George, who was in Mumbai for training. When the violence erupted, Cirincione found exi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008
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    November 28, 2008

    Reasons to Be Ungrateful: Mumbai, Mall Violence, Parking Tickets

    This Thanksgiving season isn't all turkey and gratitude hereabouts. It turns out two of the victims in the horrific Mumbai terror attacks were local -- a Brooklyn rabbi and his wife, Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were slain at the Jewish center they ran. Their son Moshe was rescued by their nanny, an ... More >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2008
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    November 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    The Traveling Omnivore's 20

    So much to eat... Serious Eats' Adam Kuban came across this list called The Omnivore's 100—a quirky run-down of foods that every omnivore should try at least once—everything from bagels and lox to whole bugs and Hostess fruit pies. Very Good Taste, the UK-based blog that came up with the idea, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008
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    September 7, 2005
  • Books

    September 7, 2004

    Bombay Screams

    A native son's paean to India's most populous metropolis

  • Film

    August 24, 2004
  • Theater

    April 27, 2004
  • Dining

    April 29, 2003

    Getting Your Goat

    Where in the World Is Dhaka Hazi?

  • Books

    October 1, 2002

    Off Balance

    Rohinton Mistry's 'Family Matters'

  • News

    April 30, 2002

    Bully for Bollywood

    With 'Lagaan,' the Indian Movie Industry Is Poised to Cross Over

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    February 5, 2002
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    May 29, 2001
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    July 6, 1999
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    May 18, 1999

    Wide World Webs

    Three Ways To Purée a Planet

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