Mudgal and Jayashri's American debut
Arun Mirchandani built a long career in the restaurant industry that brought him from India to NYC, where he worked in his uncle's Bar & Books establishments, at a 42nd Street hotel, and with the Fatty Crew when Zack Pelaccio was still in the mix. But a few years back, he decided it was time to open ... More >>
Curry Hill gets a great Indian newcomer
Today is World Rabies Day, and to celebrate we're going to hit you with a pretty alarming statistic: Rabies, a disease for which there has been a vaccine since 1885, kills 55,000 people every year.Granted, only two of those deaths happen in the United States, but that's still two too many, veterinar ... More >>
[See More Reviews: Masak; Governor | Tacos Cachanilla; Neta] Robert Sietsema heads over to Jersey City's Little India for Deccan Spice. The menu sports unique offerings like goat brains and intestines. There's a fair number of egg dishes too -- rare for a northern India restaurant: "My favorite is ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
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The above image (via Reddit) is an excerpt from a Durex condom print ad from India. In it, a woman coyly chews on her nails with the thought, "hmm...did he? didn't he?" floating above her head. Full image after the jump.
A friend picked this up at an open-air market in Goa, a former Portuguese colony (now a beach resort) on the west coast of India. It's definitely edible, but does anyone know what it is and what it's used for? Thanks, we're dying to find out.
India's growing middle class doesn't just demand luxuries like TVs and cars. The subcontinent has grown wealthier in recent years, and richer people tend to eat better -- driving up food prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.
PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>
Updated below American officials have had it up to here with the "double game" Pakistan is playing, benefiting from billions of dollars in U.S. aid while also likely harboring the terrorists we're hunting. President Barack Obama said Sunday on 60 Minutes, "We think that there had to be some ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 21, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 51 the 1972 traditional $mas book awards by joel oppenheimer one has always given books for $mas among the other things, and one has always ticked off in one's mind those books met with pleasure during ... More >>
Food prices in India are still on a sharp rise, with the whole price index for food rising 2.5 percent Christmas week. The inflation is largely attributed to rising vegetable prices, which jumped 16 percent. [Wall Street Journal] Meanwhile, the Food and Agricultural Organization warns that f ... More >>
Guess what? There's a new gene identified that can turn bacteria into superbugs resistant to almost all antibiotics out there, according to health officials. It's sickened three people in the U.S. -- in California, Massachusetts, and Illinois -- and two in Canada. All of them had recently got ... More >>
After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, Southeast Asian, and ... More >>
This goosed-up I.P.A. comes on like gangbusters, with a more authoritative flavor than the pale and unexpectedly clear copper color suggests. It has an almost piney smell and a whopping 9% alcohol. Drink two and it's time for a nap.
Tabla and Devi get a little company
Go West of East India, young cocktail drinker.The drink: West of East India Cocktail The bar: Mayahuel, 304 East 6th Street The price: $13 The ingredients: Reposado tequila, Demerara rum, East India Sherry, Falernum, Amaro Nonino, and Xocolatl mole bitters. The buzz: Mayahuel is known for ... More >>
Agoda.comVarq's New Delhi dining roomLast week, we got Tabla chef Floyd Cardoz's thoughts on why there aren't more fine dining Indian restaurants in the United States. This week, Food and Wine's Mouthing Off blog brings word of just such an establishment.
Can you guess this man's password?Let's say you're part of a gang of infamous, powerful Chinese hackers with a really cool name, say, "the Shadow Network." You've busted through the fortified security systems of sensitive targets "including foreign ministries, embassies, and even a computer a ... More >>
The Seven Rivers of India will flow down East Houston Street.The strip of East Houston between Orchard and Ludlow Streets has been busy as of late: Lina Frey is getting ready to open in the old Yoshi space, and next door, at 203, there are literal signs of life: it looks like a new restaurant ... More >>
Bhut Jolokias are almost unimaginably hot -- they are the spiciest chiles in the world, approximately 250 times hotter than your average jalapeno. Now, India's defense department has decided harness the power of this natural resource, which is grown in the northeastern state of Assam.
The richness and smokiness of the newfangled bacon naan is not to be underestimated. Seven years ago, when Tabla first opened, I respected the restaurant, but didn't love it. It was too fusion-ey for me. Nevertheless, I noted, "Despite his profound culinary departures from an authentic India ... More >>
Lentil-stuffed snacks--just sizzle in oil and you're done In our meanderings through Indian grocery stores, we've noticed a relatively recent proliferation of convenience foods--and not just frozen samosas and tikka masala. Check out the freezer in a well-stocked Patel Brothers, and you'll fi ... More >>
Black garlic. The name is at once romantic and slightly dangerous sounding, and the word "fermented" on the label holds further promise, but first you want to know, "What the hell is black garlic?"
New films from Bollywood and beyond
Behold the hypnotically delicious chakli--the tastiest cracker I know of. These spiral fried snacks (also called murukku) from India are made from a mix of rice and/or besan (chickpea) flour, very heavily spiced with chile powder, turmeric, sesame seeds, cumin, ajwain, asafoetida, enriched with ghee ... More >>
And don't forget, in this era of belt-tightening and culinary retrenchment, the lowly samosa. These golden rhomboidal fritters, filled with a fortifying mixture potatoes and peas, making them both vegetarian and vegan, were probably inspired during the colonial era by Cornish pasties, which were in ... More >>
Wine from unexpected places has become an obsession around here, between my New York City urban wine post, and Our Man Sietsema's musings on Mexican wine. This weekend, I was perusing September Wine and Spirits on the Lower East Side, and came across a trove of wine from surprising places: Hungary, ... More >>
El Perro del Mar plays the late show at Joe's Pub with Lykke Li this Wednesday, May 7th (sold out) and again at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 8th (sold out). "I was grieving a person that had left, someone who had always been very close to me that was gone. And I think, for the very first time i ... More >>
New vegetarian restaurant on lower Lexington Avenue concentrates on India's Tamil Nadu
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New place on Newark Avenue wants to be your Indian diner
Fresh vegetarian cuisines at Curry Hill's newest spot
New manifestation present on recipes from the southern coast of India
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