Have the end of summer sads? Make the most of the remainder of the warm months. This week's best food events include a conversation about pig heads and Chilean wine.
Experience the South American salon
The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>
Colombia native Maria Cano is a former judge, but she's better known to late night Queens diners as the Arepa Lady. Her food cart under the 7 train on Roosevelt Avenue is famous for the golden, cheesy, salty-sweet arepas it has been doling out since 1990. But the arepas haven't always been easy to c ... More >>
Not long ago, many of us wouldn't have been able to pick quinoa out of a lineup, but over the past decade or so, the grain has steadily risen, becoming a darling of the health-savvy in particular, as well as chefs looking for ways to add variety to the plate. This weekend, the Peruvian staple will b ... More >>
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 >>
Peru meets China in Queens
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.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 20, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 38 The Press Desk by Alexander Cockburn THERE HAVE BEEN HEADLINES in the papers and cover stories in Time and Newsweek but one of the central facts about Chile, so far as the world's newspaper-readin ... More >>
iStockphotoFood to please both your teen and youMarisa M. asks: I'm taking my young teenage cousin to dinner this week. Can you think of somewhere that's not too challenging that has like, yummy burgers or pizza and good people watching? Last time we went to Veselka. I want to take her to Mo ... More >>
True new Peru to chew
A rescue drill has made contact with the 33 miners trapped underground for over two months, the New York Times is reporting. A giant drill finished creating a hole through which to rescue the miners, though decisions must still be made about how much to enforce the walls before bringing the m ... More >>
Peru's superstar swings by Town Hall
If you have ever thought to yourself, "I wish this bread pudding was made with condensed milk and a dash of sherry and tasted like a cross between flan and pumpkin pie" than Colombian pudin de pan is for you.
Spotted in Valparaiso, Chile: chorrillana at local favorite greasy spoon J Cruz. This mess of fries, chunks of steak, onions and melting cheese is like Quebec poutine's fatter, sexier and sluttier cousin. Not for the prudish nor the faint of heart.
These beans qualify as a Flash in the Pan if you only count active time--the soaking of the beans and the cooking of the dish take much longer. But sometimes you just want something comforting and slow-cooked, and the actual work involved here is next to nothing. I used scarlet runner beans, but you ... 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 with ... More >>
Not lost in translation
A crop of filmmakers race to document their past in this year's Jewish Film Fest
Torture, execution, disappearance-grappling with the horrors of totalitarianism
Daniel Alarcón's heroine uses the airwaves to search for lost loves in a war-torn land
Church-going and club-hopping in Cartagena, Colombia
What happens when the rich and powerful rule the stupid? It's called America.
'Unmitigated Disaster' at the 50th Venice Biennale
HarperCollins Author Kidnapped in Colombia
Colombian Club Kids, Grooving at the Edge of Apocalypse
EPA Stalled Resolution on Spraying in Colombia
The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives