The bartender took out a chilled glass, separated the egg whites into a tin and then measured and added the lime, pisco and simple syrup and shook the cocktail into a froth. As he poured, the white drink toppled into the glass, the lime and pisco separating to the bottom. "Pisco hasn't been very pop ... More >>
Wantan Frito -- Served with a tamarind ketchup, these fried wontons are gigantic, and each enfolds a nugget of gnarly pork. This cluster looks like a prehistoric armor-plated fish.
When Chinese food hit Peru in the late 19th century, it transformed itself to conform to popular tastes, creating an ... More >>
Maybe they're not homophobic after all.
In this highly amusing clip, drag star Coco Peru goes to the West Hollywood Target--you know, the gay branch--because her fans alerted her that they sell a wig that looks remarkably similar to Coco's natural and enchanting hairstyle.
And there's a good reason for it.
See, I was in drag in Cyndi Lauper's video!
It was the one for her remake of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," done in 1994.
The video was directed by Cyndi herself and was populated with all sorts of drag and transsexual stars (and me, who was put into a sparkly blue ... More >>
On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIn 2008, I was working in Lima, Peru and had the unique opportunity to interview Gaston Acurio, the Limenan chef behind the wildly popular La Mar Cebicheria franchise. Acurio, who in 2008 was as famous in the Andean nation as Anthony Bourdain is in America, had already launche ... More >>
Hands down the best thing on the menu is the restaurant's signature tiradito, dubbed La Mar: sliced raw hamachi in a gentle yellow aji-pepper sauce flavored with cilantro.
This week, Counter Culture ascends the Andean heights of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, at our new branch of a celebrated ... More >>
A new report has found that a significant chunk of federal subsidies for commodity crops go toward supporting high fructose corn syrup and three other common food additives used in junk food.
Food donated for a nutrition program became contaminated with pesticides in Peru, poisoni ... More >>
BaoHaus's Sweet Bao fries, portabello fries at Sea Grill, and cactus fries at Toloache are just some of the alternatives to French fries around town these days.
Now that we finally have healthy food in school cafeterias, food trucks selling junk are parking nearby to lure kids away ... More >>
LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold scores the best assignment ever -- comparing Copenhagen's Noma, San Pellegrino's top restaurant of the year, with Grant Achatz's Alinea for GQ. [HuffPo]
The clear grape spirit pisco, originally from Chile and Peru, is making inroads into the crowded U.S. liquor mark ... More >>
Giuliani and Kerik kill crimeRep. Peter King says Rudy Giuliani is "very close to saying he's going to run" for president in 2012, Politico reports. "If he were to make the decision today, he would run," King said at a dinner on Monday. Meanwhile, Keiko Fujimori, the leading presidential cand ... More >>
theyoungandhungry.comOut with the old and in with the new.Tabla might be gone forever, but there are plans already in place for the space. Per a release, a new restaurant called La Mar from Gastón Acurio, one of Peru's most celebrated culinary figures, will be moving into the space in ... More >>
Enjoy a romantic meal of the Peruvian cow heart kebabs called anticuchos at Lima Limon.
Let's face it. The tried-and-true methods of celebrating Valentine's Day have outlived their usefulness. A romantic restaurant? Forget it. The prices have been jacked up for awful prix fixe dinners, featur ... More >>
Well, that's actually the second runner up in the photo. (And though her cones look vaguely Madonna-esque, she' s actually doing Gaga--and very well, thank you.)
Below I'll show you which drag queen won the splashy pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday after judges like myself, Mark Segal, Coc ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyWhat's old is new again.
Thought to be extinct and essentially lost for the past hundred years, the Pure Nacional variety of the cacao tree was just recently rediscovered in Peru. Which is great news for chocoholics, because this type of tree was renowned a century ago and was ... More >>
Chef Damien Brassel of now-defunct Knife Fork will no longer be doing Knife Fork dinners out of Percy's Tavern.
Top Chef alum Cynthia Sestito will be cooking a special Italian holiday menu at Café Napoli in Little Italy on Saturday.
David Chang has been active on ... More >>
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school.
Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Let's forget about foie gras for a moment and dig into a big plate of salchipapas. Like the name ("sausage-potatoes") says, this snack is a toss of french fries and baby hot dogs. The hot dogs have been sliced diagonally, and assume a comically indented shape when they're cooked in hot fat ... More >>