Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out]
Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>
Photo courtesy Gail SimmonsGail Simmons, television star and now authorGail Simmons has worn many hats in the culinary world, having begun her career as a cook and journalist before working her way to Food & Wine, a position that nabbed her a role as a regular judge on the hit television show ... More >>
On Friday, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the world. ... More >>
The Shanghai Stainless Product & Design Company on Gerry Street in Brooklyn is the place to go for your brand new haute food truck. They've done trucks for Korilla BBQ, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Treats Truck, and Van Leeuwen.
Colicchio & Sons will run a beer garden on the forthcomin ... More >>
A food blog has introduced a food-cart walking tour, charging $40 to take participants to some of the city's most talked-about mobile vendors.
Underground food markets are cropping up around the country, allowing vendors to avoid hefty fees for health permits and insurance.
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The customer is not always right at restaurants like Zucco: Le French Diner, Spotted Pig, and Momofuku, where the house insists its food is served a certain way, no substitutions or alterations allowed.
A new bill in California would ban the sale and possession of shark fins, incl ... More >>
vegancookalongIs being vegan bad for your heart?As the Globe and Mail points out, you'd think that abstaining from all foods containing animal fats would keep your heart healthy. But a new study suggests that restricting one's diets to plants could mean missing out on certain nutrients vital ... More >>
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story about an in-flight cockpit coffee spill is this: Pilots are allowed to drink coffee while piloting commercial airliners!? Because it seems that a coffee spill could do far worse than simply triggering a hijacking alert and forcing a United Airlin ... More >>
Michael Romano of Union Square Café recently showed off his poetry slamming skills in several haikus he penned for the restaurant's newsletter.
Sam Hazen, formerly of Tao, will take over at Veritas, which recently closed and fired its staff. He plans to reopen the restaurant in Nove ... More >>
If you're the kind of person who sometimes asks themselves why some people hate Sex and the City so much, you are either (A) not living in New York or (B) one of the imported creatures or various changes in New York City that Sex and the City is responsible for. Well, in the new movie, Carrie ... More >>
Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka has been banned in Ontario because the bottle looks like such a lifelike skull. Oddly, Canadian-born Aykroyd thinks the decision "kind of makes the product more appealing."
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Meanwhile, Crystal Head Vodka has reached the one millionth bottle ma ... More >>
A recent report shows that 41 percent of apples in supermarkets are Red Delicious. The cultivation of heirloom apples, however, is slowly making a comeback.
Queens-based FreshDirect is making inroads into Westchester County and has added service in Connecticut for the first time. ... More >>
Yet another journalist asks why, if Alice Waters has been such a revolutionary in the local, slow food movement, do so some many people hate her.
Fast-food chains that once employed teenagers to carry out the most mindless, repetitive of tasks are now turning to robots to do these ... More >>
Annie Guerrero, the owner of El Nido del Aguila, a restaurant uptown, and Maria Elena Nunez, who represents businesses applying for liquor licenses, tried to slip an SLA official $5,000 to sidestep a full review, according to wiretap evidence.
Gordon Ramsay reflects on the terrible ... More >>
EU officials in Brussels are blocking the sale of lower alcohol wines developed by New World wine regions. One method to make low-alcohol wine involves harvesting grapes which are immature and have a low sugar level, the second uses fully matured grapes to produce a normal wine, from which alcohol i ... More >>
In the Toronto Globe and Mail today, Simon Houpt articulates something no American columnist would dare. Watching Tribeca Film Festival co-producer Jane Ronsenthal as she "looked mournfully out at the assembled reporters and evoked, for perhaps the thousandth time in her life, those dark days after ... More >>
This morning we're saying goodbye to the lovely and amazing Hailey Eber, who is leaving us for greener pastures. Here's a little roundup of Hailey's greatest hits to remember her by.A dominatrix's thoughts on Gordon Ramsey's Hell's KitchenThe Chopping Block Kinda SucksSo. Much. Top ChefThe Chicken D ... More >>