Nuts and Edible Seeds

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    September 17, 2014

    Here's Where to Find an Excellent Version of the Elusive Chiles en Nogada

    For such a colorful plate of food -- roasted green peppers in an ivory puddle dotted with cardinal-red pomegranate seeds and leaves of parsley -- the chile en nogada generates a lot of brow-furrowing. The controversy begins with the dish's provenance, which can be traced to an 1821 Puebla banquet th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014
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    March 26, 2014 Mindful Snacking Without Losing Your Head

    Snacking can be a risky proposition. Eschewing a snack may put you in a foul mood. A snack too substantial may ruin your appetite for actual meals. Choose unwisely and you may contribute negatively to your waistline. Make the same selection on a daily basis and the clerks at the bodega may smirk qui ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Where to Buy Hamantaschen for Purim

    While much of the city is gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend, tomorrow also marks the beginning of Purim, a Jewish holiday of charity and feasting. And you must, of course, eat hamantaschen, the three-corner pastries most traditionally stuffed with poppyseeds, to celebrate Queen ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Five Gourd-geous Squash and Pumpkin Dishes for Autumn

    Provided it weathered the holiday unscathed and free from the clutches of neighborhood jackanapes, that Halloween Jack-O-Lantern might be looking a bit rough if you haven't already tossed it out. Our condolences if you've grown attached to your anthropomorphic friend, but there's good news: There ar ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Take Your Warming Cues from the Scandinavians: Drink Glögg

    As we really settle into the cold months (accept it; winter is almost here), we begin to look for ways to stay warm. Break out the electric blankets and fuzzy slippers, the cups of hot chocolate, and the pots of tea -- avoiding the bitter frost should be your focus. This year, consider trying some ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Boqueria Chef Marc Vidal on This Weekend's Calçotada Festival

    Marc Vidal, chef of the growing Boqueria empire that launched in Flatiron in 2006, takes hold of a green shoot, pinches the bottom of the attached white bulb and, as if peeling off long underwear after a cold winter day, slips off the charred skin of what looks like a green onion. He holds up the na ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Thanksgiving: Eat Out, Ye Pilgrims!

    Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.

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    November 7, 2012

    Where to Celebrate Bittersweet Chocolate and Almond Day

    Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate and Almonds Day, because why wouldn't such a glorious marriage between sweet and salty have an entire day dedicated to it? As the irony gods have it, it's also National Stress Awareness Day (seriously). Someone out there really just wants you to take all your ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Get Your Pumpkin Burger At Burger King... In Japan

    Pumpkin is all the rage these days and Burger King is taking advantage of that. As usual, this product cannot be found in the United States. It will be sold in Japan. The pumpkin-shaped burger will feature two slices of kabocha (a Japanese pumpkin), bacon, lettuce, a beef patty, and a creamy nut sa ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    How To Make Pumpkin Pancakes From Chef Julio Genao

    Chef Julio Genao is the executive chef at Casa Nonna, an upscale Italian eatery in Midtown. Though he's typically whipping up Italian specialties, he does have a couple of seasonal ones up his sleeves. Pumpkin is all the rage today and Genao has tapped into that with a pumpkin pancake recipe with ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Recipe: Beet Gazpacho from Mymoon Restaurant

    [See More Recipes: Sweet Tea Done Right | Halloumi Cheese | Wonton Soup] Check out this delicious beet gazpacho recipe from Mymoon. Based in Brooklyn, Mymoom is a Spanish tapas joint with a Mediterranean vibe. Their beet gazpacho with shrimp goes for $12 at the restaurant.

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    November 30, 2011

    Mas (la grillade): The Will to Grill

    Galen Zamarra plays with fire in the West Village

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    August 1, 2011

    Make Sushi Samba's Heirloom Tomato and Seaweed Salad, Like Chef Fernando Navas

    Sushi Samba's Heirloom Tomato and Seaweed Salad​Wondering what to do with those heirlooms tomatoes you picked up at the farmers' market? Sushi Samba's executive chef, Fernando Navas, has a suggestion that involves doing, well, very little to them. He shares the recipe for his Heirloom Tomato a ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Stellina Is Open, And Here's the Menu

    Rebecca Marx​After a short delay, Stellina opened this morning for business. Staff at the bakery, located at 95 Allen Street next door to its sister restaurant Sorella, were just getting set up when we stopped by earlier. Nothing was available for take-out, but they gave us a menu, and given w ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Recipe Exclusive: Make Back Forty's One-Pot Pozole Verde, Available Throughout December

    Back Forty's Pozole​Back Forty's One-Pot Dinner Series debuted last month and is slated to run through March. The idea was to feature one, soul (and body)-warming meal each cold-weather month, like Brazilian feijoada or Cajun gumbo. But November's Pozole Verde was popular with patrons that the ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Fat Pants Friday: Shandaken Bake's Trail Bar

    ​ A couple of weeks ago, we got our first taste of Shandaken Bake, a Catskills-area baking company that recently began selling its wares at the New Amsterdam Market. Having already written about the abundant virtues of its maple-parsnip bread, we're today turning our attention to those of its ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Kin Shop Is Now Serving Lunch

    Photo courtesy of Kin ShopKin Shop's egg noodles in maitake mushroom broth with poached duck egg.​Since it opened in mid-October, Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop has been enjoying some pretty strong informal reviews from Yelpers, Chowhounders, and Serious Eaters alike. As of today, the modern Thai ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Make Spice Market's Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Allspice and Soy Milk Cream

    Spice Market's Ginger Butternut Squash Soup​Spice Market launched its new fall menu at the beginning of the month, featuring the mother of all seasonal soups: Butternut Squash. Of course, true to the restaurant's name, executive chef Anthony Ricco adds a little kick to his version of the dish. ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Omak 'Honey Nut' at Brighton Bazaar in Brighton Beach

    ​Brighton Beach food stores abound with great gifts for your foodie friends, often available nowhere else. A case in point is Omak's "Honey Nut," a big jar of honey prettily lined with nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, and coconut chunks. There are also more cr ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Make Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban's Mixed Wild Spring Greens From Seasonal

    Seasonal's Mixed Wild Spring Green Salad.​As spring morphs into summer, the mania over fresh, local produce is about to relax a little. For a few brief months, we'll get comfortable with our good, not mealy tomatoes and sweet berries until the cold returns and, with it, the shock of rather bar ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Tamarind Tribeca Upscales the Tandoor

    Tabla and Devi get a little company

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    March 1, 2010

    Make Patti Jackson's Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Toasted Almonds from I Trulli

    Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Toasted Almonds, from I Trulli​The latest happy-hour craze is aperitivo: a civilized couple of hours at the end of the workday during which you can sip a glass of wine and nibble a snack. At I Trulli, in Murray Hill, guests are served a small platter of cured m ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Whole Foods Sells Bad Nuts; Drew Nieporent's Lazy Sunday

    ​Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing. [AP] Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Season's Eatings: Street Cart Chestnuts

    ​ The sole reason to put oneself in the path of the rapacious hordes of tourists who stampede through Midtown during the holiday season can be found in a brown paper bag and is not a fifth of gin.

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    December 11, 2009

    The Early Word: Vegan Cheese and Truffles at Cocoa V

    ​ Cocoa V bills itself as the city's first vegan chocolate and wine bar. The brainchild of Pamela Blackwell, who owns three locations of Blossom, a vegan restaurant and cafe, it opened two weeks ago on a stretch of Ninth Avenue populated by upscale housewares boutiques and decidedly non-vegan ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Recipe: Make Antonio Prontelli's Venison Stew With Chestnuts and Dried Apricots & Mascarpone Polenta

    Chef Antonio Prontelli gets his game on.​Seems like everyone is getting into game these days. It's wild, lean, and full of flavor. But cooking it isn't exactly a no-brainer -- the risk of ending up with a tough hunk of meat is high. Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Cafe avoids this proble ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Tiki Experiments at Home

    A Painkiller​ Tiki cocktails, when made with freshly squeezed juices, homemade syrups, and quality rums, are completely delicious--complex, stiff, and flavorful. But, with the exception of the now-closed bar at Elettaria, these classic cocktails, most invented in the '30s and '40s, have been n ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Recipe: Make David Suarez's Panzanella de Calabaza con Hongos (Chopped Bread Salad with Pumpkin and Mushrooms)

    ​Halloween may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's time to start hanging Christmas decoration just yet. The Pan de Muerto is a traditional Day of the Dead recipe, ritually made every year in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on the first and second of Novem ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World: Baby Coconuts

    ​ ​Nothing like eating a handful of crunchy baby coconuts for a snack. Known as coquitos in their native Chile, baby coconuts are the immature fruit of Jubaea chilensis, a palm tree that favors temperate climates, can grow to a height of 50 to 80 feet, and can live 100 years. The baby ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Recipe Improv: Goat, Prunes, and Smoked Paprika With Craftbar's Lauren Hirschberg

    Give this man some goat​Welcome to Recipe Improv, in which Fork in the Road throws three disparate ingredients at a chef to see what he or she can come up with. (Check out the full series here.) This week's contestant is Lauren Hirschberg, chef de cuisine at Craftbar. Hirschberg has worked hi ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: Quick and Easy Korean Cooking

    Left: Sauteed eggplant; Right: Spicy buckwheat noodles topped with boolgogi Quality, accessible, authentic Korean cookbooks are hard to come by. Ably filling that gap is Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee's Quick and Easy Korean Cooking, which just came out in March. It's filled with more than 70 recipes, most o ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Scratchbread Just as Good as You Heard

    Matthew J. Tilden's Scratchbread was featured in New York magazine this week, the story written by the Robs. Tilden borrows the brick oven at Toby's Public House (a very good pizza spot) on Mondays, when the restaurant is closed, and after 11 p.m. on the other days to bake his focaccia, sticky bun ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Darbar Grill's Chicken Korma

    Chef Simon Gomes of Darbar Grill shares his recipe for easy, satisfying Chicken Korma. The latest Darbar Grill outpost opened on E 55th Street late last year. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken breast or thigh (boneless), cut into small pieces 2 large chopped onions 1 tsp red chili powder 1 tsp turmeric po ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Another Food Scare: Now it's Pistachios

    More fodder for those who believe the FDA needs a total overhaul--another food recall! This time, it's pistachios. The recall involves one million pounds of the nuts, possibly contaminated with salmonella, produced by Setton Pistachios in California. The FDA recommends avoiding all pistachios and pi ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Trail Mix That Tastes Good

    Usually, trail mix is just an excuse to pick the chocolate chips out of a bag of nuts. But these trail mixes, from Sahale Snacks, are delicious. There are six different varieties, of which my favorites are Ksar--pistachios, dried figs, sunflower seeds and harissa--and Sing Buri--cashews, dried pine ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    A Fall Recipe from James, Brooklynite of the Moment

    Everyone loves James, the newish "seasonal-American restaurant with Old-World European influences" in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Even Our Man Sietsema adores it, and we know he isn't easy to impress. For this week's dining newsletter, writer Hailey Eber talked to James' chef, Bryan Calvert. Hailey ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Recipe Improv: Chef Chris Cheung

    Clams, zucchini and cashews?

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    June 20, 2008

    Recipe Improv: Chef Harold Moore on the Hot Seat

    Recipe Improv: A new feature in which we throw out random ingredients to a well-known chef and ask him or her to come up with a recipe incorporating all those ingredients that's doable for a home cook. Up first! Chef Harold Moore, chef/owner of Commerce, who has worked under Daniel Boulud and Jean- ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    The Great Cornflake Chivda Taste-Off

    Chivda (pronounced "chew-da) is like Indian chex mix, but better, and with many more variations. Some kinds are made with toasted, flattened rice, some with bhel or sev (short, deep fried noodles), fried potato sticks, nuts, lentils and dried fruit. Many feature some or all of those elements, and ... More >>

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    July 18, 2006

    International Ice Cream

    Introducing Kulfi, India's favorite popsicle

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    August 2, 2005

    Sesame Sweet

    Allergy news bad for sesame lovers

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    January 21, 2003

    From Guerrero

    In Harlem, Mole Makes the Meal

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    July 18, 2000
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