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 >>
A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
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.
Robert Sietsema‚ÄčIn 2008, I was working in Lima, Peru and had the unique opportunity to interview Gaston Acurio, the Limenan chef behind the wildly popular La Mar Cebicheria franchise. Acurio, who in 2008 was as famous in the Andean nation as Anthony Bourdain is in America, had already launche ... More >>
Trip out with Aterciopelados
BaoHaus's Sweet Bao fries, portabello fries at Sea Grill, and cactus fries at Toloache are just some of the alternatives to French fries around town these days. [NY Post] Now that we finally have healthy food in school cafeterias, food trucks selling junk are parking nearby to lure kids away ... More >>
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 >>
True new Peru to chew
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school. Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Last week we talked about the Tennessee fire department that let a man's house burn to the ground because he hadn't paid protection money, and the rightbloggers who thought this was a laudable example of free market justice. This week they celebrated another free market triumph -- though at least t ... More >>
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
Natalia Clavier's passionate solo voyage
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.
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
Ream America: World's police take heat for various woes in Latin American film festival
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
Testing the Limits in Little Manila
Our Expensive, Deadly Role as Global Oil Police
A New U.S. Threat to Human Rights
A Showstopping Carnival of Art Heats Up the City
The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives
On the Bias