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    November 10, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Brave the arctic blast this week; you'll be rewarded at these five events.

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    September 30, 2014

    Fall Clichés and a Recipe for Penne with Chanterelles

    In this column, Katherine Knowles divulges recipes you can make in your tiny New York City kitchen. Almost as soon as it starts, fall can quickly descend into cliché. We're living our lives, perfectly sensibly, when suddenly, almost involuntarily, Bam! We instagrammed a leaf, pulled the sleeves of ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Probe NYC's Leafy Bounty with Ava Chin's Eating Wildly

    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 Tue ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Where to Find a Solid Bowl of Vegetarian Ramen

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Dassara Brooklyn Ramen (271 Smith Street; 718-643-0781) Neighborhood: Gowanus, Brooklyn Cuisine: Asian-American fusion

  • Dining

    February 19, 2014

    Make Harlem's Mountain Bird a Destination

    Visiting Chef Kenichi Tajima's spartan uptown nest

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    November 27, 2013
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    November 27, 2013

    Truffles are In: Here's Where to Celebrate in NYC

    Thanksgiving may be a joyous affair, but it's the beleaguered gateway to Christmas. The good news is, it's also the height of white truffle season and the harbinger of black truffle season. And this year, we're seeing some the best fungus we've seen in a while. You don't have to go to a overcrowde ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Truffle Season: Take a Walk on the Wild Side with these Decadent Dinners

    By all accounts, 2013 has been an amazing year for truffles so far. White truffles are streaming in from Alba in higher quality and greater quantity than we've seen in several years, which means they're also cheaper than in scant years, which also tend to bring poorer specimens. For chefs, a great ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Michael White's Classico e Moderno, our Cookbook of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    A Voce's Olivier Flosse: "The Cocktail Is as Dangerous as a Kiss."

    I was running late for a meeting. "On my way!" I texted. "Should I sent u an white horse to welcome u"? I didn't quite know the sender well enough to know how seriously to take the request. There are, after all, white horses in Central Park, which is where I was headed. "Please!" I replied as I l ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Mercer Kitchen Chef Christopher Beischer's New York Strip and Bulich Mushrooms (RECIPE)

    In this week's Village Voice, Mercer Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Christopher Beischer pontificates on how he uses Hudson Valley fungus in the kitchen, and why he prefers greenmarket mushrooms to those available from big purveyors. Now, Beischer shares a carnivorous recipe incorporating shiitakes and e ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013
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    January 9, 2013

    What Can You Do With a Truffle?

    This black truffle was purchased recently at Chelsea Market. The loamy smell is intense, and it comes wrapped in a paper towel. But it looks like a lump of coal. This is the season when area specialty food stores carry fresh black truffles, and sometimes white ones, too. You can get them at Chelse ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Where To Splurge During Truffle Season

    Truffle season is in full swing, and restaurants are doling them out with the fungi's notoriously high price tags. If you're a truffle fiend, indulge in a tasting menu. For the newb, maybe a small dish or one of these special deals is your best bet, but the delicacy is best served in a steaming plat ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Because Bulldogs Can't Find Truffles in Tompkins Square Park

    Since he found no luck truffle-hunting with a bulldog in Tompkins Square Park (obviously), Frank Prisinzano planned a do-over in Piedmont -- with a trained truffle hound. Prisinzano, the restaurateur and meatball-slinging chef behind the downtown Italian restaurants Frank, Lil' Frankie's, Supper, ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Lotus Blue's Moon Festival Banquet On Sunday

    The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is this Sunday and Lotus Blue, a modern Yunnan eatery in Tribeca, is celebrating with a Moon Festival Banquet. It's ten courses for $88 per person and $68 if you're opting for the vegetarian meal. The banquet will be prepared by Lotus Blue's executive chef Kian Lam K ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Cooking With Frozen Porcinis From Buon Italia

    Here is what they look like just out of the freezer case. [See More Market Watch: Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Sells Tristar Strawberry Sorbet | Wild Bush Blueberries] Categorized taxonomically as Boletus edulis, porcinis are one of the world's most flavorful mushrooms. They're indispensible to the ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Serendipity 3 Serving World's Most Expensive Burger

    What's in the world's most expensive burger? Apparently Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white truffle butter, Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, cheddar cheese, hand-made and cave-aged for 18 months by famed cheesemaker James Montgomery of Somerset, England. Plus shaved black truffles, a fried ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Romera: Looking Back at the Brief Life of New York's Neurogastronomy Restaurant

    Over the weekend, Romera, the "neurogastronomy" restaurant located in the basement of the Dream Hotel, shuttered after only six months in business. For those who had eaten at the restaurant recently, the news didn't come as any big surprise. Although the chef, Dr. Miguel Sanchez Romera, had modifie ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 22, 2012

    Caffè Storico: The Museum of Fine Dining

    Venice lends some savor to the New-York Historical Society

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    January 11, 2012


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    January 6, 2012

    Birreria Invents a New Kind of French Fry

    Moist and dense on the inside, crisp on the outside I'd never seen anything quite like it before: dense, skin-on, yellow-fleshed fingerling potatoes parboiled, smashed, then fried in good oil until the edges and the exposed parts turned brown and crunchy. With a little sea salt, they were unforget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Make Chef Yuhi Fujinaga's Wild Mushroom Croquetas

    Yuhi Fujinaga​Filled with savory ham, chicken, beef, veal, or vegetables -- and often made creamy with a healthy helping of bechamel -- croquetas have long been a popular plate, whether served on the Iberian peninsula or as far away as Indonesia. At Bar Basque (839 6th Avenue), Chef Yuhi Fuj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Back to Black Truffles

    KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.​A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Schnitzel Fest, Meat Week

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Schnitzelfest Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten November 5-10 Get all the schnitzel you can handle at this five-day fest. Chef Torsten Ziebold has come up with a menu of 11 different ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Talk and Tasting, a Halloween Menu

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Kutsher's Talk & Tasting Tenement Museum October 24 at 6: 30 p.m. In anticipation of Zach Kutsher bringing a taste of his Catskills country club to Tribeca this fall, he and his res ... More >>

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    October 22, 2011

    White Truffles Occupy New York

    Lou MannaSD26 gets a fungus.​ Smell that earthy, funky aroma? It's white truffle season once again. Last year Josh Capon's white-truffle-laden burger at B&B was a huge hit, and it's back on the menu this year. The flavor bomb features robiola cheese, truffle oil, and a hand-shaved pile of whi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    What I Did With My Wild Mushrooms From the New Amsterdam Market: Aborted Entoloma Frittata

    Here's about $4 worth of the mushroom called "Snow Shrimp" on the blackboard, but whose real name is "Aborted Entolomas," according to a commenter. Last week Fork in the Road covered the wild mushrooms being newly offered at the New Amsterdam Market. What an array it was, including many that had n ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    The Wild Wild Mushrooms of the New Amsterdam Market

    ​Bear's head mushrooms look more like polar bears than brown or black bears. With all the rain and general dampness, It's been the best year in memory for hunting wild mushrooms upstate and in the fungus-friendly areas of New England. Not only are the varieties more profuse, but the specime ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Make Koi's Edamame Dumplings, Like Chef Nick McCoy (Or Eat Them There and Help East Africa)

    Edamame Dumplings at Koi​All three Koi locations -- in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas -- are hosting a fundraising effort this month to help famine victims in East Africa. Through August 14, half the proceeds from the sale of two new menu items will go toward the U.N. World Food Programm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Josh Capon of Burger & Barrel Reveals His Favorite Fast Food Burger

    Photo courtesy Josh CaponJosh Capon, Equal Opportunist When It Comes to Meat and Seafood​ Josh Capon is a busy man these days, helming both Soho staple Lure Fishbar and his newer venture Burger & Barrel, located on Houston Street. Wanting to know his patty philosophy, we called him up and got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    World's Most Irritating Restaurant Now Permanently Serving the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog

    It looks better than this dog, promise​Perhaps discontented with holding records for selling the world's most expensive ice cream sundae and the world's largest hot chocolate, screaming kiddie mecca Serendipity 3 is now permanently dishing up the world's most expensive hot dog. So what do you ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Colonie in Brooklyn Heights Offers Dinner and a Show

    Brooklyn Heights BlogBrooklyn Heights, Colonie-ized.​Colonie (127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights), the new restaurant opened by alumni from Public and Double Crown, and funded using Kickstarter, is already bustling on a Saturday night, taking reservations only for groups of five or more. On ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Make Benoit's Seasonal Local Vegetable Cookpot with Fresh Black Truffle, Courtesy of Chef Philippe Bertineau

    Benoit's Seasonal Local Vegetable Cookpot with Fresh Black Truffle​For those who bemoan the scarcity of fresh produce at the farmer's market during the bleak months of a New York winter, don't forget that in France black winter truffle season is in full swing. Benoit is offering the illustriou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Papa John's Big Super Bowl Pizza Giveaway; Taco Bell Counter Sues Over Fake Meat Claim

    ​Papa John's is offering a free pizza to everyone in America if the Super Bowl goes into overtime. But there's a catch: You have to register for the chain's customer loyalty program, "Papa Points," before 11:59 p.m. ET on February 5. [USA Today] The Flying Pig food truck in L.A. is now suing ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Food Blogger Cries 'Foodie Fatigue,' but Has No Discernible Plans to Stop Blogging

    Apparel of the damned.​On this verrry slow news week traditionally reserved for a final onslaught of year-end round-ups/pronouncements, The Chicago Tribune's Christopher Borrelli has bestowed upon the Interweb "a plea for calm." Borrelli, a general assignments reporter writes about food and bl ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Make Haru's Chicken Udon Soup by Chef Norihiko Aratake

    Just like mama used to make.​Forget getting a flu shot this season (unless you're elderly or a baby). Instead, dose yourself with chicken noodle soup. It's Jewish penicillin -- or in this case Japanese. Chef Norihiko Aratake of Haru shares his recipe for Chicken Udon Soup, a restorative recip ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Urban Sharecropping All the Rage; The City's Best Doughnuts

    ​Urban sharecropping is the latest twist to the farm-to-table movement, in which homeowners get matched with would-be farmers who don't themselves have gardening space. [Wall Street Journal] Mayor Bloomberg's favorite diner, Viand Café, was slapped with 36 violation points in its latest ins ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Henan Feng Wei in Flushing

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers unfussy, "amazing!" Northern Chinese at Henan Feng Wei in Flushing. Sam Sifton pokes a bit of fun at expense-account-friendly Lavo: "The menu is Italian by way of a steakhouse, and if the food isn't totally awesome, the portions are huge. You'll lov ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Didier Elena of Adour Explains the French and Their Chickens

    But he likes him some pastrami sandwiches​ Didier Elena, executive chef of Alain Ducasse's Adour, began work at the St. Regis Hotel's famed restaurant this summer, but is constantly keeping his eyes peeled for seasonal eats with the onset of fall. Yesterday, we got Elena's take on champagne ... More >>

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    September 29, 2009

    Fly Heads at the Island of Taiwan Restaurant

    Taiwanese fare finds its way to Bay Ridge

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    April 1, 2009

    Choice Eats: Dirt Candy's Behind the Scenes Account

    Over at the Dirt Candy website, owner Amanda Cohen takes you through the Choice Eats experience from the restaurateur's point of view. First of all, Cohen and gang order 11 cases of portobellos for their portobello mousse (one of the biggest hits of the night). Only one case arrives. Madness ensues. ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Lamb à la Blanc

    Bar Blanc's newish executive chef Sebastiaan Zijp shares the recipe for his Braised Lamb Shoulder Pappardelle with Shiitake Mushrooms, 24-Hour Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Basil. For the braised lamb: 2 lbs of lamb shoulder 1 large carrot, quartered 1 large onion, quartered 1/2 head garlic, split ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Fork in the Road reviews Dirt Candy

    Carrot risottoThis week, I take a trip to Dirt Candy, where the vegetarian food is so zippy and pleasurable that it doesn't even occur to you to miss meat. Amanda Cohen, the chef and owner, mans the tiny kitchen, and her cooking prioritizes flavor and whimsy above health. Take the salads, for instan ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Sexy Veggies at Dirt Candy

    Breaking the vegetarian rules

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    December 24, 2008

    Special Occasion Oysters from BLT Prime

    For this week's VV dining newsletter newsletter (sign up here), Chris Leahy of BLT Prime gave writer Hailey Eber a dressed-up oyster recipe, perfect for New Year's Eve or a Christmas Day lunch. Widow's Hole Oyster Company harvests oysters from Greenport Harbor off the coast of Long Island. Leah ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    On a Very Special Holiday Episode of Top Chef

    Who knew she would still be around? ArianeWith last night's episode of Top Chef, something is becoming more and more clear. Everyone on this season is pretty nice, even Stefan; no clear villain is emerging. There's a lack of cutthroat ambition making for some boring TV and some boring dishes. No one ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Fettuccine from Lugo Caffe

    For this week's dining newsletter, writer Hailey Eber caught up with chef Greg Lombardi from Italian newcomer Lugo Caffe (One Penn Plaza). As an antidote to all that turkey, Lombardi gave us a gloriously carby pasta dish. Fettuccine Alla PappalinaYield: 4 servings2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ... More >>

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    January 14, 2003

    Five Voyages

    Commercial Evolution on Perry Street

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    July 13, 1999
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