Siobhan DeCarlo wasn't always plotting a pastry chef career. "I was planning to get my PhD in English, and I couldn't get into any of the programs," she explains. "So I said, 'You know what -- I really love baking. I think I'm going to go to culinary school.'"
In the Southern foothills of the Catskills, Dr. Monte Sachs runs the Catskill Distilling Company, an establishment that continues to rake in awards for the Defiant rye whiskey, Most Righteous bourbon, Peace vodka, Curious gin, grappa, and buckwheat spirit. The tasting room is directly across the str ... More >>
A far, gentrified cry from the neighborhood it once was, the Hell's Kitchen of today is a glossy labyrinth of condominiums and an ever-waning number of low-slung buildings and affordable dining options. Still, the area is teeming with great restaurants catering to all demographics, and with the rece ... More >>
With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>
Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with several New York City chefs about their upcoming Thanksgiving plans and learned all about the unique dishes they'll be making, from Todd Macdonald's White Castle-stuffed turkey to Josh Capon's hundreds of chicken lollipops. Today we hear from another batch of toques about how ... More >>
All-American kid Eric Bellucci fell into madness and violence, leaving his brother and sister behind to wonder if he could have been stopped
Carla RoleyHere's some potentially, albeit highly speculative, good news for Porchetta-philes: Sara Jenkins may give the city more roast pork.
IACPIt's the foodie awards season, and IACP just announced the finalists for its prestigious annual cookbook and journalism awards. Over 500 entries were submitted for consideration in this year's cookbook awards categories, with 52 books in 17 categories selected as finalists via a rigorous ... More >>
The bavette cacio e pepe is killer at Lupa. When Lupa opened on October 1, 1999, it was the third restaurant for Mario Batali, and the second he'd started with partner Joseph Bastianich, following closely on the heels of Babbo. But Lupa was different.
Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's Schools Chancellor appointee that nobody likes, is getting less popular with each passing day -- so unpopular, in fact, that she was given a big "thumbs down" by the panel chosen to evaluate her. Several groups, including city councilmen, state assemblymen, par ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Schiacciata con l'uva at Sullivan Street Bakery
Polenta with white beans and black kale Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes, due for release on October 20th, is Lidia Bastianich's sixth cookbook. This time, the prolific chef and author winds her way through the lesser-known parts of Italy--leaving aside, f ... More >>
When A Voce Columbus opens tomorrow night, it will make Missy Robbins technically twice as busy as she's been for the past year. Robbins will be traversing the great uptown-downtown divide as the executive chef of both A Voce Columbus and A Voce Madison, overseeing two kitchens and two differ ... More >>
Cesare Cassela's new green balls, shown in their carryout container New York's own Tuscan cowboy chef, Cesare Cassela, is in the process of opening his new cafe and pork store known as Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side, mercifully near the IRT express station at 72nd Street. We couldn't help dr ... More >>
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Beating the pants off of Wild Bill Cody in the West Village
Diet fads make way for healthier options
Target gives shoppers the world
Modigliani overturned convention, then settled comfortably into one of his own making
Artist Lucas Samaras Peers into the Looking Glass and Sees Himself Over and Over Again
Once Upon Another Time: Postmodern Takes on Kids' Stories
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
Where Does the Art World Go in the Summer?
With Joel Meyerowitz in the Forbidden City