Dish no. 50: North Sea rye bread from Breads Bakery (18 East 16th Street, 212-633-2253)
Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do. As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>
Ultra-creamy New York cheesecake may be the world's richest dessert. Hotbed of culinary fusion, NYC is not only a repository of cuisines from around the globe, but the place where many important dishes originated, if not by pure invention, then as uniquely compelling adaptations of things t ... More >>
WikipediaEat up while you canJune might signal the start of summer, but for the epicurean set, it's also the beginning of the short Hollandse Nieuwe (New Catch) season, celebrating the nieuwe maatjes, a/k/a delicious cured herring. Fork in the Road is a big fan of the little swimmer, having ... More >>
A happy customer demonstrates how to eat a Holland herring. They're best consumed in the company of understanding friends. The nieuwe maatjes season has officially begun: as of this morning, the aquatic delicacies, otherwise known as new catch Holland herring, are available at Russ & Daughte ... More >>
Clupea harengusJune is the most sacred month of the year for lovers of Clupea harengus, which are more widely known as the Atlantic herring. That's because June marks the arrival of the nieuwe maatjes, or new-catch herring, from Holland, and new-catch herring are to regular herring what a Bir ... More >>
Last year's catchThe time for New Holland herring--equal to the finest sushi--is almost upon us.
Thanks for the cheese, sheep "I stuffed figs with this the other day," said Anne Saxelby, as she handed me a taste of Old Chatham's Shaker Blue. "It's like butter." And it is--like butter crossed with one of the most completely delicious blue cheeses I've ever had.
Open wide: New catch Holland herring and chopped onion Today is the first day of the new catch Holland herring season at Russ and Daughters. The small, silvery fishes from the cold waters of the North Sea are at their peak once a year, starting now and lasting for approximately the next four weeks ... More >>
Photo courtesy The End of the Line "Imagine a world without fish." That's the tagline of The End of the Line, a documentary that landed on my desk last week. The press release goes on to say that if we continue to overfish the oceans at the current rate, there will essentially be no fish to eat by ... More >>
Mysterious skin: John Irving's latest is a sex-and-ink epic
Lovely lady voice fronts scary instruments, sits in chair
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