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    June 21, 2013

    Ippudo, Pop-ups, and Marion Nestle: What to Read This Weekend

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    TED Conference Hosts Best Coffee Pop-Up in the World and More Morning Links

    The coffee set-up at this year's TED conference includes eight roasters and 38 baristas, and the coffee geeks at Sprudge say it might well be "the best multi-roaster pop-up in the world." The conference kicked off yesterday in Long Beach with a day of presentations from TED fellows (including one by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2012

    Q&A: Charlotte Druckman on Skirt Steak, Food Network, and Women in the Food Industry

    Charlotte Druckman has written for Travel Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town and Country, and many other publications about food and chef culture. But in her most recent endeavor-- a book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen -- Charlotte interviews ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Caffeine Levels Higher than Labels Claim, Study Says

    Energy drinks may slowly be losing steam. Reuters reported that some popular energy drinks have more caffeine than what their labels say. Consumer Reports magazine released a study on Thursday morning that 11 of the top 27 most popular energy drinks in the United States mislabel their amounts of ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Is Nestle Targeting Bronx Latinos?; Macy's Plans New Restos in $400M Overhaul

    ​Food and beverage giant Nestle is accused of targeting Latinos in the Bronx in its Pure Life water campaign. [NY Daily News] After saying "I do," it's good to learn, "I won't," as marriage is not always good for the waistline. [Seattle Times] Allen Bernstein, who helped build Morton's of Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Make Alex Stupak's Goat Barbacoa

    Lauren BloombergAlex Stupak (center) has some notions about the billy.​ Goat is pretty popular right now. It's present in plenty of restaurant menus, but what about preparing the meat in your own kitchen? We asked Empellon's Alex Stupak about bringing goat into the home, and he came back with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    The 10 Greatest Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Candies

    ​With nothing between you and the sugar and artificial flavoring, lollipops have long been a Halloween favorite. Halloween is America's number one candy holiday -- way ahead of Christmas, and slightly ahead of Easter. Kids dream about it for weeks beforehand, and spend weeks afterward parsi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Frozen Treat Fortnight: The Last Round-Up

    ​For the last two weeks, Fork in the Road has chased down some of the city's best ice creams, gelatos, icies, paletas, sorbets and sherbets, iced pops, frozen yogurts, soft serves, and frozen pudding pops. We've examined new technologies and new flavors; we've praised and made fun of. Follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    My Secret But Nameless Nestle Frozen Treat

    ​The Nestle Whatever-It-Is Even the most diehard foodie must sometimes stoop to eating low-brow mass-market food products, often with relish. Thus, every once in a while I sneak into a Burger King and eat a Whopper, not only to "keep it real," but just because I have a dirty desire to eat Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2011

    Alex Stupak & Pinchet Ong Wail on the Tres Leches Cake

    ​Stupak (left) and Ong (right) have each diddled the classic Caribbean tres leches cake. [click on image to enlarge to gigantic size!] Two of today's top pastry chefs, Alex Stupak and Pinchet Ong, are currently turning out their own, idiosyncratic versions of the classic tres leches cake of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden's Compound: Photos From Outside, the Neighbors Speak

    Outside the compound, via @ReallyVirtual.​Sohaib Athar, or @ReallyVirtual, the civilian who accidentally live tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden on Sunday night, went from several hundred Twitter followers to nearly 100,000, basically overnight. Athar, who describes himself as "an IT consulta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Comfort Food Scientifically Proven to Chase Away Blues; Veggie Burgers Upgrade

    ​Comfort food is shown to chase away feelings of loneliness, according to a new study, which suggested that just thinking about foods from childhood can make people feel better. [Telegraph] Del Monte is recalling nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes that may be contaminated with a form of sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Schools and Hospitals to Join Meatless Mondays Campaign; Nestle Develops Trick Foods

    ​The food industry developed its own front-of-package nutritional labels, which have only earned tepid support from the first lady because they don't emphasize nutrients to avoid, like sodium, calories, and fat. [NY Times] Food services provider Sodexo, which feeds schools and hospitals aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    A Profile of John DeLucie: Media Whore; Bad Food on Planes Now Blamed on White Noise

    ​John DeLucie is one of the hottest chefs of the moment in New York. But is he just a media whore? [NY Post] Cayuga Pure Organics in upstate New York grows all the trendiest exotic grains and legumes, like freekeh, polenta, and navy beans. [NY Times] A harsh look at the health department tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Canadian Candy: 11 Sweets You Can't Get this Side of the Border

    Canada's Crunchie bar: not for Yanks?​For Canadian expats living in the U.S., Halloween can be a painful reminder of all the sweet snacks of their youth that remain largely unavailable this side of the border. Some of them stock up when they go home and smuggle their favorite goodies back. Oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    As Pop-Tarts World Prepares to Bow Out, Wonka Shop Opens in Times Square

    Wanh-wanh: a Wonka shop opens.​Say it ain't so: Pop-Tarts World may not be much longer for this world. But fear not, kiddie-laden tourists in search of a completely corporatized snacking experience: the Wonka shop has made its debut in the Times Square Toys "R" Us.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Mickey D's Tests Burritos; Apartment Kitchen Earns C- From DOH

    ​In his column this week, Steve Cuozzo asks why restaurant transplants always seem to suck when they come to New York. Also, Why can't you pay with plastic or get a decent scrambled egg here? [NY Post] McDonald's is testing a burrito-sized version of the Snack Wrap in select markets. The item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Great Pumpkin Shortage is Over; Ben & Jerry's No Longer 'All Natural'

    ​The great canned pumpkin shortage of 2009-10 has ended. Nestle, which sells about 85 percent of the canned pumpkin in the U.S., said increased demand was to blame for the shortage. [Boston Herald] As the FDA nears the approval of genetically modified salmon, questions over its safety have ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    King of Falafel Takes Vendys; Seafood Soup All the Rage

    ​First lady Michelle Obama hosted spouses of world leaders at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where a lunch of ingredients from the farm and from the White House garden was served. [AP] The King of Falafel won best vendor and People's Choice at the 2010 Vendy Awards. Fares (Freddy) Zeideia can usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Wins Emmy for Food Revolution; General Tso Still Rules Chinese Food Orders

    ​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] NestlĂ©, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Smarties Versus M&M's: An England-USA Rematch

    ​Now that its been decided who has the better goalkeeper (if nothing else!), it's time for England and America to go head-to-head in the candy-covered chocolate division.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Hot Dogs as Choking Hazards; Children's Menus as "the Death of Civilization"

    ​As more states propose taxes on sugary sodas, soda makers and sellers are stepping up good will efforts, such as huge donations to health and recreation programs. [Wall Street Journal] William Herz has spent the last 77 of his 93 years eating about twice a week at Sardi's, which he discovere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    RIP Richard LaMotta, Brooklyn-Born Inventor of the Chipwich

    ​Richard LaMotta died from a heart attack last week at his home in Chappaqua, NY. LaMotta, the son of a butcher, grew up in Brooklyn. He dabbled in various businesses before inventing the Chipwich--the perfect marriage of cookie and ice cream--in 1981.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Canadian Burrito Chain Invades U.S.; Grand Hyatt Launches DIY Room Service

    ​The Grand Hyatt's new Market allows guests to grab what they want and go, a do-it-yourself approach to room service that the hotel hopes to implement in other locations. [NY Times] A new fresh-Mex chain from Canada is opening its first U.S. location in mid-May. Mucho Burrito, based in Missis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Get Ready for The Cooking Channel (aka Food Network, the Sequel); Selling Food Stamps for Cash

    ​The Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 has launched a public campaign to unionize the employees of online grocer Fresh Direct. So far, the company has refused to cooperate. [NY Daily News] A push to amend the way the city deals with food would focus on promoting regio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Strange Snacks of the World: Japanese Green Tea Kit Kat Bar

    ​The name almost means "You will win" in Japanese. A friend was passing through Tokyo's Narita Airport recently. Feeling a little peckish and having barely enough time to catch her plane, she sidled over to a candy kiosk.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Fast-food Chains Target Dieters in January; The Price of Tea (in China, Everywhere) to Rise with Shortage

    ​Just weeks after McDonald's unexpectedly lost its no. 2 executive, Domino's Pizza's CEO, David A. Brandon, has announced he is stepping down from his position in March. J. Patrick Doyle is expected to be named as his successor. [Wall Street Journal] A global tea shortage may worsen this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Top Buzzy Openings of 2010; Worst Food Safety Scandals of 2009

    ​What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. [Metromix] The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Super Secret 'Nduja Hits the Sausage Big Time; Food TV Is Prime Time's Darling

    ​Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Meat Hook Arrives; Mommy Bloggers Shill for Big Food

    ​International aid agencies are saying that a United Nations summit on food security that kicked off in Rome today could be a "waste of time" as it won't commit donors to provide more money to end world hunger. [Bloomberg] Companies like Nestle and Frito Lay are offering "mommy bloggers" all- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Nestle Wants to Play Nutritionist

    Nestle no longer wants to be synonymous only with yellow bags of chocolate chips and milk powder scandals: according to an article in the Economist, the corporation is trying to become "the world's leading health, nutrition and 'wellness' firm." The shift comes from evidence that "functional foods" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2009

    Deposits on bottled water hit 10/31

    ​Bottled water in less than 1 gallon bottles will have a refundable 5 cent deposit per bottle like beer and soda after October 31. A judge lifted an injunction against the deposits, part of the expanded state recycling bill, on Friday. An odd coalition of bottled water companies, including Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Cadbury Holds Out for Better Offer; Beware the 'Halal Mafia'

    ​Anthony Bourdain took his culinary adventure show No Reservations on a tour of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx on Monday night's episode with his friend Fat Dave, lead singer of the New York Dolls David Johansen, Chris Cheung of Monkey Bar, and Momofuko's David Chang. [NY Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Blue Dye May Save Spines; Is a Fat Tax the Answer to Health Care Woes?

    ​A common and safe blue food dye called brilliant blue G -- a close relative of the popular dye Blue no. 1 -- was found to be useful in treating spinal cord injuries in rats by crossing into the spinal fluid and helping to block inflammation. [Reuters] President Obama's health-care reforms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Small Fancy Foods & Big Spoiled Food

    Spoiled food alert: The latest in food safety scares is JBS Swift Beef's expanded recall of 380,000 pounds of meat products potentially contaminated with E. coli. Some 24 illnesses in multiple states prompted the investigation in the products. [Newsday] Oh, no they didn't! The Nestle plant at the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Healthier Ice Cream; Greener Coffee & A Dog Fight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Beekeepers Swarm Water Taxi Beach; Toll House Recall A Wake-up Call

    Beekeepers swarmed Water Taxi Beach Monday night for the Beekeepers Ball, which kicked off Pollinator Week, a week dedicated to promoting beekeeping. Beekeeping is illegal in New York City, but a bill to lift the ban has been introduced and is currently awaiting a hearing. [NY Times] Fast-food chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Tainted Cookie Dough; Bees In Brooklyn; A Car Made of Food

    The latest food safety debacle involves Nestle's refrigerated cookie dough, which was recalled after 65 people in 29 states got sick. Microbiologists and food safety investigators are stumped as to how the E. coli 0157 strain, a bacterium that lives in the intestines of cattle, managed to find its w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Naked Chef Coming to a Fat City Near You; Snake Head Found in TGI Friday's Meal

    A diner at a T.G.I. Friday's in upstate New York found a severed snake head in his vegetables. The head was the size of a thumb, with part of the spine still attached. The restaurant comped him and his companion the meal. [AP via Google] With shoppers trading down from brand names to store brands, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Recession Causing Sugar Cravings

    While almost every other industry is seeing a drop in revenues, the candy industry is bouncing happily along. So says a front page story in the Times today, which finds that candy is not only recession-proof, but also recession-friendly--Cadbury, Hershey's and Nestle all reported big jumps in profit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Food Magazines Going Cheap

    Reflecting the bad economy, food magazines are focusing more on cheap home eating.[NY Times]Major grocery chains say that food manufacturers like Nestle, Unilever, and Kellogg have raised their prices too much, considering recent drops in the price of commodicties.[LA Times]The Journal profiles Jose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    From The Crap Archives: World Week v. 27 n. 7

    (Each week, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.) World Week, Volume 27, Number 7 Author: An all-American staff of fact-loving, kid-informin ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008
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    July 15, 2008
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    July 10, 2007

    African Resto Assimilates

    Thanks, France, for the mustard and the memories

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    April 4, 2007
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    May 7, 2002
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    January 2, 2001

    The Wings of Desire

    WOW Café Celebrates 20 Years of Lesbian Performance

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    April 11, 2000
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