"Mario [Batali] asked me to this, and my general rule is, if Mario asks me to do something, I say yes," chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina explained of his turn as master of ceremonies and curation for the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, September 12-14. "April wasn't a ... More >>
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Katsudon--the perfect autumn lunch Constituting a sort of new Times Square for New Yorkers instead of tourists, Union Square is alive with places to eat, many offering such amenities as outdoor seating, full bars, late hours, and even bargain pricing. Some joints are small, others can accommodate ... More >>
The brisket burnt-edges sandwich at Gates Bar B.Q. [See More On the Road: Weird Food Truck in San Francisco | Watermelon Shop in Texas! | Delicious Kansas City Oddball Burgers] The last week of April, Peter Meehan, Jonathan Gold, and I went to Kansas City for three days of binge eating. The conve ... More >>
The New Orleans snowball maker SnoWizard has pissed off competitors by filing dozens of product patents. Now, the company is being sued for "attempting to manipulate the snowball market through a scheme to assert exclusive monopoly rights." [Wall Street Journal] Ever since Wal-Mart found it ... More >>
Following the months of buildup that greet any endeavor remotely related to Momofuku, Lucky Peach, the quarterly magazine from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and McSweeney's, is now available at bookstores and newsstands.
McSweeney's is getting itself ready to launch Lucky Peach the quarterly food journal from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and Anthony Bourdain's Zero Point Zero Productions. It will come out in June, but the folks at McSweeney's have sent over a preview to whet the media's already considerable app ... More >>
Padma Lakshmi's custody battle with baby-daddy Adam Dell is heating up as Dell reveals the Top Chef mom had hoped billionaire Teddy Forstmann was Krishna's biological father. [NY Post] Gabriel Stulman of Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and now Fedora has created not only a series of popul ... More >>
winosandfoodies.com It's the end of the year, time for best-of roundups. Rather than create our own list of the top cookbooks of 2010, we took a look at everyone else's and determined which books overlapped the most. So without further ado, here are the 10 cookbooks you should have read by ... More >>
Even Peter Meehan has experienced foodie righteousness gone mad: "What I'm worried about is that as the food thing gets trendier and trendier, at some point the know-it-alls will scare off the casually interested. Maybe even their fellow foot soldiers. Is that sustainable?" [T Magazine] The ... More >>
The latest illustration of trickle-down foodie fervor comes courtesy of Wendy's, which just debuted a new line of fries. The fries, dubbed "natural cut," differ from the fast-food chain's other species of fry in that they're made from Russett potatoes and get to keep their skins. They're also ... More >>
Peter Meehan on why he's really into Chinatown these days: Sichuan hot pot in a bag, tofu, and barbecued parts. [T Magazine] Royal Caribbean cruise line's newest ship, the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas, will house the first Starbucks outlet at sea. [USA Today] A recent survey reveals t ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Spectre Folk is the long-percolating solo guise of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan, a black sea of noise guitar, psych-jams, no-fi experiments, and other interplanetary gunk released on a never-end ... More >>
Eater today carries a conversation with Peter Meehan, erstwhile $25 and Under critic and cookbook co-author extraordinaire. Over the course of the interview, Meehan sheds some light on the latest goings-on of his Momofuku cookbook collaborator, David Chang.
A tasty Quebecois mutation of eggs benedict featuring fresh peas and salt cod. There's really nothing visually arresting about the down-at-the-heals diner at the corner of 21st and 49th Avenue in Long Island City, which sits at the head of the Sunnyside Yards -- formerly the world's largest ... More >>
Tasty spheres roll to center stage on the Lower East Side
Babycakes' Erin McKenna uses garbanzo bean flour to replace white flour, coconut milk as a substitute for butter, and agave nectar as a low-glycemic sugar substitute. [NY Daily News] City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn will unveil a long-term plan on food policy today. The initiative, du ... More >>
Sara Lee is closing a plant in Greenville, S.C. after losing an unnamed customer for its frozen dough products. Some 200 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes. [CNNMoney/DowJones] After a big meal, Peter Meehan swears by Underberg, a natural herb bitters from Germany. Sold in a ... More >>
Lest you forget Momofuku, the cookbook, is on the bookshelves, David Chang and co-author Peter Meehan will sit down for a conversation with Mario Batali about it tonight at the Strand.
"This is Chinese food?" said an incredulous tablemate." Indeed, "sauteed pine nuts and corn" might be mistaken for American succotash. This week Counter Culture forges ahead to M & T, a Flushing restaurant whose owners came from the city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, directly across the Y ... More >>
VICE Media and its online video network, VBS.tv, have introduced a series of mini-documentaries about chefs and other food personalities called MUNCHIES. In proper hipster form, its first webisode stars F-bomb-dropping David Chang, his equally potty-mouthed Momofuku cookbook co-author, Pete ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon, the Times' The Moment blog kicked off the first installment of Grass Fed, a new bi-monthly column featuring the "culinary ramblings" of former "25 and Under" critic Peter Meehan. Meehan, who's also the co-author of the forthcoming Momofuku cookbook, spends his maiden voyage r ... More >>
Frank Bruni's gig at the Times is coming to an end in about three weeks. That means that his replacement has likely already been chosen--Bruni writes in his memoir that each critic is given several weeks of preparatory time, basically to fly all over the world and eat in the best restaurants. So i ... More >>
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