A Thai curry puff as served at Thai Market.
You've encountered it in Thai restaurants before, a small braided pastry filled with chicken and potatoes called the curry puff. It's unlike any of the other apps on the menu, which run to papaya salads, tart sausages, steamed dumplings, fish cakes, and ... More >>
Purple carrots? But do they taste any different?
August is the month that heirloom varieties and modern hybrids cavort in the farmers' markets around town. Heirlooms are persnickety, and take longer to grow, and, as for the hybrids, canny farmers know that customers are tired of the same o ... More >>
When Pakistan's version of satirical news source The Onion, known as Roznama Jawani, posted a joke story entitled "'Padded Bras Are Devil's Cushions' says Council of Islamic Ideology," Fox's (openly) conservative website Fox Nation was too quick to provide a rewrite, which began in earnest, " ... More >>
• A sure-to-be-fun (and perhaps the only) debate among New York's seven gubernatorial candidates -- including Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, former "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn Hig ... More >>
Sunday's New York Times includes a somewhat original, overlooked take on the most infamous terrorist in the world, the still-not-caught Osama bin Laden, who released two new audio recordings over the weekend. The article, instead of the standard "Where's Waldo?", focuses on bin Laden's "wide- ... More >>
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Keema naanA thread on Chowhound suggested that a newish Pakistani restaurant called Curry Point might be better than your average chicken-tikka-masala-slinger. At lunch today, a handful of fellow eaters were checking out the menu, which offers the usual Northern Indian stuff like saag paneer, ... More >>
Saturday night: a smoking PathFinder clears out Times Square in what's now understood as a failed car bombing. Three days later: there's a suspect in federal custody. And that suspect just admitted his role in what's being recognized as a terrorist plot, and has now been charged as a terroris ... More >>
The hot topic in Washington this week is President Obama's upcoming speech at West Point on Tuesday, which is expected to call for deploying 30-35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Just ahead of the Sunday news shows, the Senate Foreign Relations committee chaired by John Kerry has releas ... More >>