The Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series at Lincoln Center kicked off last night with a gala showing of the French smash The Intouchables, with Francois Cluzet as a disabled rich aesthete who bonds against all odds with his boisterous, lowbrow, lovable Senegalese caretaker (Cesar winner Omar Sy).
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FoodzieWho doesn't want a big box of food?Maya L. Asks: I'm looking for a birthday gift for my food-loving partner. If it were up to me, I'd send him a picnic basket full of lobster rolls from the Lobster Pound and booze to his workplace in Midtown...but I'm in Senegal and out of the loop. D ... More >>
The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka
In the late 80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy who furtively sold counterfeit watches and handbags on the street. He took his meals at temporary restaurants set up in SRO hotels rooms ... More >>
What a colorful heap of food is Senegalese cheb!
Known more formally as tiebou dienn ("cheb-oo-zhenn") in the Wolof language, cheb is the national dish of Senegal. Consisting of a massive heap of red rice topped with stuffed fish and a vegetable cornucopia, cheb seems almost a modern dish, ... More >>
Served with polished white rice, sauce de feuilles is the national dish of Guinea.
When Fatima opened in Crown Heights six years ago, it was the city's best Guinean restaurant, offering two or three home-style dishes per day, served with a massive plate of polished white rice. But in common ... More >>
The owners of Westside Market have opened Vareli, a Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Morningside Heights. Expect Italian-flavored small plates, panini, and lotsa wine.
Betty's has opened in the space formerly known as Boucarou, featuring a retractable-roofed husk, red banquettes, and ... More >>