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    December 4, 2013

    Fracking Activists Crash Andrew Cuomo's Lavish Birthday Bash

    It's only Wednesday, but it has already been a long week for Andrew Cuomo. The governor, who is responsible for the state-owned MTA, has been working overtime since Sunday morning when a Metro-North train flew off the rails in the Bronx, throwing five cars on their sides, killing four passengers and ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    World's Largest Bake Sale; LGBT Movie Night at La Gringa Taqueria

    Tuesday, April 30 Burger and Beer Bash Boozemenus will host a burger and beer pairing event at Hudson Common at 7 p.m. Look for the Frito Burger and Righteous Ale, the Hot Dago Burger and Brownstone. Entrance is free but reservations should be emailed to 356 W. 58th St., 21 ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Taste of the Nation 2012: Celebrity Chefs Ending Childhood Hunger

    It's not often you can eat from New York City's top restaurants and help alleviate poverty in the city -- at the same time. Taste of the Nation NYC takes place on Monday, and the star-studded event will feature gourmet fare by top chefs from restaurants such as Ai Fiori and Gramercy Tavern. Hosted ... More >>

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    March 25, 2012

    Sandra Lee Takes Questions On A Cuomo Presidency, Marriage and Chris Christie

    Sandra Lee -- cooker of "Semi-Homemade" food, girlfriend of Andrew Cuomo -- is the subject of the New York Times Magazine's Talk piece this week, and though the piece is ostensibly about Lee, the second half of it becomes almost entirely about her famous companion. Though interviewer Andrew Goldman ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 2012

    Sottocasa: Pie (Oven) in the Sky

    Boerum Hill gets itself a new Neapolitan pizzeria

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    December 29, 2011

    OWS Protester Bags Andrew Cuomo's Groceries Instead of Confronting Him

    Governor Andrew Cuomo, his girlfriend Sandra Lee, and his two daughters are on vacation this week in the Adirondacks. On Monday night, Cuomo was seen buying groceries in Lake Placid at the Price Chopper supermarket. A shopper described Cuomo as "really friendly and seemed thrilled to be in the area. ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Don't Try This At Home: 5 Grossest Holiday Recipes

    Jeff Tidwell / FlickrShe may be pretty funny, but her cheeseball recipe is not.​So it seems that this extended holiday weekend has, finally, wound down. And between all of those holiday meals, you must be exhausted from cooking. So don't worry. These are some recipes that won't make you want to bu ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ruben Diaz Criticizes Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Others For 'Fornication'

    ​State Senator Ruben Diaz (who recently had a strictly no-children-allowed Christmas party) hates gay marriage, this we know. You might not be shocked to learn that he also despises extramarital cohabitation, Politicker NY reported yesterday. Earlier this week, Diaz wrote a blog post in Span ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Tasting Events in Queens and Brooklyn; Has Bed-Stuy Gone Gourmet?

    ​A new bill requiring the Health Department to report the number of permits it issues each year to food trucks and carts was introduced yesterday. [NY Post] Manhattan isn't the only borough with fancy tasting events. Taste of Sunnyside kicks off tonight and A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will debu ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Food Network Chefs Gone Wild

    Perving on Paula.​Pick up a copy of Harper's Bazaar this month and you'll find a sexy Sandra Lee draped across its pages. The often conservatively dressed Food Network star vamps it up for a piece on her "semi-homemade" success and home life with Governor Cuomo. Meanwhile, Maxim selects its f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    In Case You Were Still Wondering, Sandra Lee Wields 'a Wealth of Raw Power'

    ​Today, Crain's reconfirms what we've all known but still can't quite accept: Sandra Lee is one of the most powerful women in New York. The 39th most powerful, specifically.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2011

    Governor Andrew Cuomo, Activists React to Marriage Equality in Albany

    Sen. Tom Duane and Natasha Dillon After the Vote​After the Senate passed same-sex marriage equality in Albany last night, the reactions were mixed: volatile, ecstatic, tearful, joyous, and outraged. There was a shared sense of history and exhaustion by people for and against the issue, as many ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga 'Goo' Diet Sends Baby Food Sales Through the Roof; Mark Zuckerberg Kills His Own Meat

    ​Rumors that Lady Gaga maintains her svelte figure while on the road by eating baby food have sent sales of the stuff, including Heinz Mum's Own Creamed Porridge, rocketing 100 percent. [Sky News] Food Network star Sandra Lee has just signed a five-book deal, including two food-themed novels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Daytime Emmy Nominations Out, Include Several Food Figures

    Food NetworkLook at that flawless makeup on Sandra Lee!​Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and, of course, James Franco helped lead General Hospital to a whopping 21 nominations, heading the pack. But those more culinarily-inclined were also honored.

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    April 26, 2011

    Royal Wedding Products Abound in the U.K.; Mark Ruffalo Rallies to Save Water

    ​In Asia, higher food prices are leading to greater company valuations and, in turn, mergers and acquisitions, which are sure to take their toll on global agribusiness. [Wall Street Journal] Why are food prices still soaring? The rising cost of fuel, civil unrest, possible climate change, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    A Campaign to Supersize Creme Eggs Rages On; Introducing the Table-to-Farm Movement

    ​A three-year Facebook campaign, supported by emails, is aiming to get Cadbury to supersize its Creme Eggs. [Wall Street Journal] Ever wonder where Sandra Lee likes to go for Easter treats? Look no further than the Four Seasons, St. Regis at Astor Court, and Godiva... Um, she lives here? [NY ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    McDonald's Inspires Most Brand Loyalty Among Coffee Drinkers; Food Writers Can't Stop Recounting Meals at El Bulli

    ​A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Hell's Kitchen Is Hot; Sandra Lee to Launch Kitchen Line

    ​Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Fundraising in Japantown; Sandra Lee Mum on Budget

    ​The new caffeine concern is energy drinks, which "might pose just as great a threat to individual and public health and safety" as alcoholic ones, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. [NY Times] Nine months after restaurant letter grades debuted, more than half of th ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Sandra Lee Is Throwing a Giant Bake Sale Tomorrow

    ​Starting at 11:30 tomorrow morning and lasting for several decadent hours, Sandra Lee will be putting her terrifying power to good use by taking over Grand Central Terminal to throw an enormous bake sale for charity.

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    February 23, 2011

    Vatican Adviser Mad at Cuomo for Eating Crackers While Unmarried

    xiquinhosilva​Vatican canon law adviser Edward Peters has criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for receiving Communion. The Daily News reports that because Cuomo has a live-in girlfriend and holds certain political views, Peters said the act of receiving communion at Mass the day after his inaugur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Make Coffee Like the Japanese; Papaya King Goes West

    ​When it comes to making coffee at home, don't try to emulate the French or Italians. Make your coffee the age-old Japanese way: pour-over. [NY Times] A lawyer in Manhattan is has filed a class-action suit against nightclub owners, claiming that "ladies night" discounts discriminate against m ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Food Network Losing Its Fan Base

    newsworld22.comDon't worry, Giada, men are surely still watching you.​Things aren't looking so cheery for Giada De Laurentiis and Sandra Lee. Their TV home, the Food Network, is showing signs of decline as it experienced a 10.3 percent drop among viewers ages 25 to 54 -- a key demographic for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Gael Greene Asks Us to Remember Craig Claiborne

    ​When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien Will Become the Newest Cooking Channel Star

    Cooking ChannelThe face that launched a thousand low-carb diets​Cooking Channel will be debuting its newest star on Saturday with Lisa Lillien, the woman behind the incredibly popular Hungry Girl brand (the site's email alert has 1 million subscribers). Hungry Girl is best known for transform ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Mochi Kills Japanese Revelers; Food Safety Bill to Be Signed Today

    ​Mochi, or sticky rice cakes, popular on New Year's Eve in Japan, send hundreds of people -- mostly aged 60 and over -- to the hospital each year, making it the most suffocating food in the country. [Wall Street Journal] Bison ranchers are having a hard time keeping up with the growing demand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Andrew Cuomo Hazed With Fake Twitter

    ​In his inaugural address on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York state government "a national punchline." And "the joke's on us," he said. Over the weekend, the joke was actually just on the new Gov. Cuomo as his fresh official website, which went live this weekend, unveiled hi ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    No-Secrets Cuomo Administration Quickly Spills Some to Post

    ​ One of the most promising lines in our new governor's inauguration speech was his pledge "to lift the veil of secrecy" now surrounding Albany. This heavy lift began this morning with twin revelations from Andrew Cuomo's administration to that veil-lifting tabloid, the New York Post. First, w ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Behind the Scenes of the Barneys Holiday Windows

    If you harbor the same odd fondness for Barneys' freakish, food (Network)-themed holiday windows that we do, then check out the above video from Liz Lomax, the artist responsible for the outsized likenesses of Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, et al. It shows their construction process from beginning to end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    And in Case You Missed It: Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake

    Of course, you didn't miss it. It's the racially-charged semi-homemade cake recipe phenom that won't die. But, is Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake racist? Salon Food's Francis Lam points out that it has little do with culinary traditions associated with Kwanzaa. And now, the recipe writer Denise Vivaldo' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Girlfriend is Not Moving In

    ​New York's governor-elect Andrew Cuomo will not be bringing his girlfriend of four years, semi-celeb chef Sandra Lee, to Albany for First Lady duties, according to the Wall Street Journal. To be a fly on the wall when the couple had that conversation! Now, it's entirely possible that Cuomo an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Bobby Flay May One Day Be the Boss of Us

    Mayor McCheese?​For those of you still adjusting to the news that Sandra Lee has infiltrated the governor's mansion, you may want to avert your eyes from Grub Street's interview with Bobby Flay. Not only does he have big plans for Sunday's marathon, he's got big plans for us all, because Bobby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Where to Eat Along the Marathon Route; Grimaldi's Owner Sues Landlady

    ​In the kitchen with Adam Rapoport, the new editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, who believes the magazine "can and should build on the massive interest in food in this country." [NY Times] Wondering where to eat as you cheer on this year's marathoners? Mile 2: Bay Ridge's Longbow Pub and Pantry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Pimp His Ride: Suggestions for Andrew Cuomo's Campaign RV

    Not Cuomo's actual BT Cruiser​RVs: They're not just for Middle America anymore. In fact, Andrew Cuomo, the very Cuomo who's running for governor of New York (and the boyfriend of the Food Network's Sandra Lee) will be cruising 'cross the U.S. in a Gulf Stream this summer for an 11-day campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    It's Anthony Bourdain's Birthday. Here Are 10 Things You Can Get Him.

    The birthday boy in his birthday suit.​ Did you know that Anthony Bourdain turned 54 today? Neither did we, but a co-worker thoughtfully informed us of this fact. As of late, Bourdain seems to have pretty much everything a man could want in life: a successful career, an adored wife and daughte ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    What Are New York's "Boyfriend Politicians" Doing to Single Women in the City?

    Casual Bloomberg and his lady love​You date and/or live long enough in New York City, and sooner or later you run into the complaint, usually expressed after numerous beverages, that there are "no good men in the city" -- you know, they're all taken, or married to their careers, or taken and m ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Defends Sandra Lee's Lasagna; Whole Foods Boycotts Oily Organics

    ​Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo stood by his girlfriend, Sandra Lee's, lasagna recipe after his Italian-American mom recently called it into question. Rather diplomatically, he said, "Lasagna is like politics. Everybody gets an opinion." [NY1] A report reveals that more than 85 percent ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Mom Disses Sandra Lee's Lasagna; Shaved Ice Rules

    ​Matilda Cuomo, mother of gubernatorial candidate Andrew, who is dating Food Network star Sandra Lee, says there's no way her Italian-America son actually enjoys Lee's lasagna, which is made with cottage cheese and tomato soup. [NY Daily News] A survey of passenger satisfaction with domestic ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Sandra Lee Will Talk Tuna, Won't Talk Politics

    Food Network HumorHave you been StarKist?​"A post-feminist powerhouse who invariably describes herself as a girl, a woman who built a business empire on her own image of domesticity, Ms. Lee appears to be struggling with how to manage her own ego and simultaneously stand by her man. Or in fron ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    There Is a Frightening Possibility That Sandra Lee Could Become New York's Next First Lady

    Food Network HumorEats cake mix, kittens.​Another week, another sign of the apocalypse: Sandra Lee, the Food Network's high priestess of packaged goods, may be packaging herself as New York's next First Lady. The New York Times published a story last Friday about Lee's relationship with Atto ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Strange Invitation: Vicky and Lysander's Storefront Dinner Party

    Grand Opening/td>Lysander wows the crowd.​Booze? Check. (If you BYO'ed.) Soul food? Check. (The fried chicken is delicious.) Entertainment? Check. (This is where it gets interesting...) "Welcome to our home," says redheaded Vicky, inviting people into a Norfolk Street storefront, her uppity v ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Michael Ruhlman Says Contrary to All Evidence Suggesting Otherwise, Sandra Lee Isn't Evil

    Try not to look directly at the eyes.​Although Michael Rhulman bestie Anthony Bourdain hasn't been shy about referring to Sandra Lee as the "frightening hell spawn of Kathy Lee Gifford and Betty Crocker," Ruhlmann himself thinks she isn't all that bad. Or, more specifically, he writes on the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: a Marathon of Menus; a Sneak Peak at Maialino

    This week in food blogs, The Food Section noted that British chemists have uncovered "a chemistry-based recipe for the perfect gravy," that includes roast meat juices, boiled cabbage water, and soy sauce. Eat Me Daily took a look at the November food magazine covers, from Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemad ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Instant Starbucks, Shitshows & a Swedish Meatball Truck

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily posted Sandra Lee's response to Anthony Bourdain's calling her "pure evil": "He needs to have a cocktail and lighten up." Serious Eats pitted Starbucks' new line of instant coffee packets against Nescafe. The result? Instant Starbucks "really isn't bad." Mi ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Hot (And Not) Cappuccinos; Is a Momocart On the Way?

    This week in food blogs... The Food Section discovered Rate My Rosetta, the "Hot or Not" of pro and amateur baristas' foamy creations. Eat Me Daily called out the LA Times for showing love to fake food-loving Hungry Girl, who is "like Sandra Lee, but worse." The Feedbag stuck to its guns after Th ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Under the Toque--Gabrielle Hamilton Discusses Her James Beard Nod; Paul Liebrandt Hints at a New Place

    Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune on her James Beard nomination: "I can't help but think they needed to pick a girl, and of the girls, I'm pretty good. I could go down that path for hours, but I'm not going to. I'll just say that I'm honored." [The Feed] Sandra Lee spoke at the Salvation Army Book Lunche ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Domino's Grossout Kids Face Arrest; TV Chefs on the Naughty List & Bruni Begs: Eat At Restaurants!

    "Michael" and "Kristy" from the grossout YouTube video in which two Domino's Pizza employees defile pizza toppings before allegedly serving them to customers face felony charges and, possibly, a civil suit. [FOXNews] Don't do as they say or as they do--TV chefs are spreading their bad habits to vie ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    This Week in Chef News

    -According to a press release, Gavin Portsmouth will join Chai Trivedi in the kitchen as a Co-Chef at Pranna; the two previously worked together at the late Sapa. Read between the press lines: "The pair will continue to cook Pranna's travel-inspired Southeast Asian fare however, Gavin will lend his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    A Nation Turns to Whiskey

    While sales of other distilled liquors have slumped, whiskey sales are on the rise. [LA Times]Your iPhone can be turned into a cocktail database with the right app. Just add booze. [WSJ] The Food Network's Sandra Lee is launching her own magazine, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. It hits newsstands today.[ ... More >>

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