One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos
Photo courtesy Bill TelepanBill Telepan wants your kids to eat betterBill Telepan, chef at the eponymous Telepan restaurant on the Upper West Side, is taking his culinary skills out of the professional kitchen and bringing them to school. Just recently, he was named to Food & Wine's Chefs Ma ... More >>
Photo courtesy Chris LeahyChris Leahy = Macaron Man Yesterday we spoke with Lyon chef Chris Leahy about what makes Lyonnaise cuisine distinctive and what it was like working for Gordon Ramsay. Today, in honor of Bastille Day, Chris explains why the French macaron, is, in fact, superior to th ... More >>
Can a renowned pastry chef make a decent taco?
IACPIt's the foodie awards season, and IACP just announced the finalists for its prestigious annual cookbook and journalism awards. Over 500 entries were submitted for consideration in this year's cookbook awards categories, with 52 books in 17 categories selected as finalists via a rigorous ... More >>
The inviting dining room of Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens. Mexican cooking has been coming of age in the city lately, and even champions of such regional variations as Cal-Mex now have lots to be thankful for. We have our upscale places, too, showcasing the gastronomic stylings of ... More >>
entertainment-link.comSandwiches beckon on the horizon.This Sunday, Bon Appétit will debut its pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall. The café, which will remain open through September 16, will feed the well-attired hordes descending upon Lincoln Center for Fashio ... More >>
entertainment-link.comMmmm, pop-ups.To mark the occasion of Fashion Week, an event not normally associated with caloric intake, Bon Appétit is opening its annual pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall from Sept. 12 through 16.
Morsels to go with your micro-brew: "quesadilla authentica" on the left, gorditas to the right. Today, Counter Culture wrestles its way into Cascabel Taqueria, a micro-eatery on the Upper East Side with an excellent beer list (including bottles from Sly Fox, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and othe ... More >>
Mexican wrestling is the motif of a new micro-eatery
The man himself.The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>
Two great tastes that taste great together.Winning an almost-instant following in the fickle and feckless world of Twitter is no easy feat, but it's much easier if you're particularly adept at both Photoshop and slaughtering sacred cows. Thus has Ruth Bourdain become the latest Twitter phenom ... More >>
What's with the crazy colores?
Above all, a cookbook should be useful and accurate, but that's not why we love them. A great cookbook isn't just a compendium of recipes; it takes you somewhere--into a cook's kitchen, to the South of France, or the South Pacific, or back in time. Following a 1961 recipe for Chateaubriand do ... More >>
Jason Hall, the executive chef at Michael Psilakis's Mia Dona, has allegedly left the restaurant to take over as chef de cuisine at Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill. [The Feedbag] It turns out that the Top Chef Masters leak a few months back that gave away the winner was accurate: Rick ... More >>
A few afternoons ago I had the pleasure of hearing Jacques Pepin discourse on his friendship with Julia Child, whom he met in 1960. He recalled their opportunity to work together on a show called Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, created in 1999 in Boston and featuring both of them in the kitc ... More >>
This week in food blogs... The highly anticipated La Cense burger truck finally arrived in all its grass-fed-beef glory. Midtown Lunch opted out of the free burgers for food bloggers to pay for his burger like a regular customer, and deemed it good, but not great. Eater loved the last Top Chef Mas ... More >>
The National Pork Board, an organization responsible for hyping pork (as if pork needed any promotion), is to blame for the painful slogan "The Other White Meat." For years, I've pondered that slogan. So what then is "The Original White Meat"? You might be tempted to say chicken, but then ... More >>